The Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has announced a call for experts to participate in Platform workshop for 26-30 April 2021 that will be focussed ona methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people. This workshop may be followed by one or more physical meetings later in 2021.
This assessment is aimed at categorizing how businesses depend on, and impact, biodiversity andىnature’sىcontributionsىtoىpeopleىandىat identifying criteria and indicators for measuring that dependence and impact, taking into consideration how such metrics can be integrated into other aspects of sustainability.
As a contributing organisation, EuroMarine can nominate interested experts to the workshop panel.
IPBES is seeking experts and practitioners with expertise in impact and dependency on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people of different economic sectors such as forestry, agriculture and fisheries, water, tourism, energy and mining, built environment and infrastructure, manufacturing and processing, health and financial institutions. Experts are sought from a diversity of backgrounds including academic, business and industry, and a diversity of disciplines, expertise and domains including knowledge of environmental accounting, corporate social responsibility, environmental justice, value and supply chains, indicators, monitoring and disclosure, and ecology. All nominated experts (Nominees) will need to be available for the full duration of the online workshop, scheduled for 26-30 April 2021. and are expected to participate in the possible physical workshops later in 2021.
Interested experts wishing to take part in the workshop should fill out the short application form and attach their curriculum vitae through the dedicated web portal at: https://ipbes.net/application/scoping-of-a-methodological-assessment-of-business-and-biodiversity If you are not yet registered on the IPBES website you will also need to register: https://ipbes.net/user/register. Applicants should select EuroMarine as the nominating organisation.
The last day for applications is 25 January 2021. Approved nominations will be notified and submitted by 1 February 2021.
The full text of the call is available below.