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Multidisciplinary Expert Panel

Mandate and Procedures

The Mandate of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel is set out in the functions, operating principles and institutional arrangements of IPBES as contained in the appendix to the resolution establishing IPBES (appendix I to annex I to document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9), it includes:

  1. Providing advice to the Plenary on scientific and technical aspects of IPBES’ programme of work;
  2. Providing advice and assistance on technical and/or scientific communication matters;
  3. Managing IPBES’ peer-review process to ensure the highest levels of scientific quality, independence and credibility for all products delivered by IPBES at all stages of the process;
  4. Engaging the scientific community and other knowledge holders with the work programme, taking into account the need for different disciplines and types of knowledge, gender balance, and effective contribution and participation by experts from developing countries;
  5. Assuring scientific and technical coordination among structures set up under IPBES and facilitating coordination between IPBES and other related processes to build upon existing efforts;
  6. Exploring ways and means to bring different knowledge systems, including indigenous knowledge systems, into the science-policy interface.

The Plenary also assigned to the MEP various roles in the process of preparing IPBES deliverables, as set out in the Procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables (annex I to decision IPBES-3/3 and decision IPBES-4/3). The rules for the operation and election of members of the MEP are contained in section VIII of the Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of IPBES.

  1. Why is the role of the MEP so important in IPBES? https://youtu.be/45Q0c4QDltcj
  2. How has the MEP done so far? https://youtu.be/Xw-M2157QcU
  3. Key challenges for the MEP in the next IPBES work programme https://youtu.be/Xw-M2157QcU
  4. The vision of the co-chairs for the MEP https://youtu.be/1_gdLEHo6Oc
  5. A message from the MEP to the wider IPBES community https://youtu.be/iIxBz1a974g

Members

Mr. Ruslan Novitsky

Mr. Ruslan Novitsky

MEP member
Head of department of ecological impact assessment of nature transformations National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Mr. James Finlay

MEP alternate
Environmental Specialist Retired Public Servant; Board member Grenada Sustainable Development Trust Fund;Former member of UNFAO WECAFC Committee and IASCP
Dr. Judith Fisher

Dr. Judith Fisher

MEP member
Director Fisher Research Pty Ltd /Principal Socio-ecologist Fisher Research Pty Ltd/Institute of Agriculture University of Western Australia

Events

Event Dates City Country
15th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
7 September 2020
End:
17 September 2020
Virtual
14th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
20 January 2020
End:
24 January 2020
Bonn Germany
13th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
22 July 2019
End:
26 July 2019
Bonn Germany
12th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
22 October 2018
End:
26 October 2018
Bonn Germany
11th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
25 June 2018
End:
29 June 2018
Bonn Germany
10th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
23 October 2017
End:
27 October 2017
Bonn Germany
9th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
18 June 2017
End:
23 June 2017
Bonn Germany
8th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
23 October 2016
End:
27 October 2016
Bonn Germany
6th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
7 October 2015
End:
11 October 2015
Bonn Germany
5th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
12 April 2015
End:
16 April 2015
Bonn Germany
4th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
6 July 2014
End:
10 July 2014
Bonn Germany
3rd meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
9 March 2014
End:
13 March 2014
Bonn Germany
2nd meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start:
26 August 2013
End:
30 August 2013
Cape Town South Africa

Past Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Members

Latin American and Caribbean States (Guatemala)