08 Aug 2022

Event: 14 - 16 November 2022

Location: South Africa.

Deadline for nominations: 8 September 2022

An in-person workshop will be organised from 14 to 16 November 2022, tentatively planned to be held in South Africa.

The workshop will focus on the Nature Futures Framework methodological guidance. The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To catalyse the further development of scenarios and models for future IPBES assessments, including by testing the nature futures framework and discussing its limits and opportunities;
  • To collect additional feedback on the methodological guidance for using the nature futures framework, including potential challenges involved in its application; and
  • To further catalyse the development of qualitative and quantitative case studies that would be available for the nexus and transformative change assessments.


The workshop will comprise about 20 experts and practitioners selected by the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, which could include modellers, experts on social sciences and the humanities, policymakers, indigenous and local knowledge experts and experts on indigenous and local knowledge, from the pool of experts nominated by Governments and stakeholders.

Governments and other stakeholders are invited to nominate experts to participate in this workshop.

Nominated experts should have recognised expertise related to the future of biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people across different scales and disciplines, for example through the use of models, scenario development, visioning, storylines or other methods. All nominated experts (Nominees) will need to be available for the full duration of the workshop (14-16 November 2022).

Interested experts wishing to be nominated by a Government are encouraged to contact their IPBES National Focal Point regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines and are requested to fill out their application form by 1 September 2022. Nominators (Governments or organisations) should approve the applications and submit their nominations by 8 September 2022.