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Dialogue meeting for IPBES national focal points - review of draft scoping reports (nexus/transformative change assessment)

Monday, 06 July, 2020 - Friday, 10 July, 2020
Event type:
Task force

The dialogue meeting for IPBES national focal points, planned to be held from 30 June to 2 July 2020 in Trondheim, Norway, could not be held as planned due to the rapidly evolving circumstances regarding the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

A virtual dialogue meeting for IPBES national focal points will be held from 6 to 10 July 2020.

This virtual dialogue meeting is organized as part of IPBES work on building capacity and engaging with Governments, respectively objective 2 and objective 5(b) of the IPBES 2030 rolling work programme, to strengthen involvement and ownership by Governments in the production of the nexus and the transformative change scoping reports.

The objective of the meeting is to increase the policy relevance of both the nexus assessment (thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change (nexus assessment) and the transformative change assessment (thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity), by strengthening the engagement of Governments in the review of both scoping reports. This will be done through sessions aimed at informing national focal points on the content of the reports, and sessions aimed at sharing experience among national focal points on the submission of review comments.

Please see here for further information and below for the meeting documentation.