E-conference on scoping the assessments on invasive alien species and sustainable use of biodiversity
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites governments and prospective experts with relevant knowledge and/or experience to review and further develop the initial scoping for (a) the thematic assessment on invasive alien species and their control (Deliverable 3bii) and (b) the thematic assessment on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity and strengthening capacities and tools (Deliverable 3biii). Find the invitation letter to all member states and observers from the IPBES Chair here.
The E-conference will take place in 3 sessions during 7th - 25th of September 2015. Co-Chairs from the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel will facilitate discussions in each session and experts will be invited to discuss and comment. If you would like to participate kindly register here.
The IPBES Chair launched on 20 July a call for proposals requesting technical or financial support for planning or implementing capacity-building projects, in the context of the IPBES prototype Matchmaking Facility. Deadline for receiving projects is 5 September 2015. This call for proposals is available here.
Professor Sir Robert Watson, Vice Chair of IPBES (WEOG), awarded the 2015 Ecological Engagement Award by the British Ecological Society
Professor Sir Robert Watson, Vice Chair of IPBES (WEOG), has been awarded the 2015 Ecological Engagement Award by the British Ecological Society. Given annually, the award recognises an exceptional contribution to facilitating the use and understanding of ecology. Bob is Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at UEA, and a visiting professor at the Monash Sustainability Institute at Monash University.
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