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Call for nomination of experts to IPBES: deadline February 10

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES; www.ipbes.net) was formally established in Panama 2012. IPBES is a mechanism recognized by both the scientific and policy communities to synthesize, review, assess and critically evaluate relevant information and knowledge. SCB has, through its ad-hoc committee, followed and contributed during the whole establishment process and been represented at all important meetings since 2009. At its second plenary meeting in Antalya Turkey in December 2013 the first work programme of IPBES was adopted. By this IPBES moves into an active phase and will depend on the contributions and work of numerous experts.

As SCB is a global organization highly relevant for IPBES, it is critical to utilize our member network to identify qualified and relevant experts for the different tasks and assessments that are about to start in 2014. We therefore call upon SCB sections and members for immediate support in identifying relevant experts. It is a matter of urgency since the time period for nomination is short with a first deadline already by February 28! The nominations should be accompanied by full CVs and clearly stating which of the groups the person is nominated for. SCB can, as a recognized scientific organization, directly nominate persons for the different groups of experts. Please send your suggestions (with CVs) to the SCB IPBES subcommitee chair at <Bengt-Gunnar.Jonsson@miun.se> no later than February 10.

For more information on IPBES and the nominations process, please see the full call for nominations available here.