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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
Ms. Judith Fisher

Ms. Judith Fisher

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

Events

Event Dates City Country
(TBC) 15th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2020-09-07
End
2020-09-11
Bonn
14th meetings of the Bureau and the MEP
Start
2020-01-20
End
2020-01-24
Bonn
13th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2019-07-22
End
2019-07-26
Bonn
12th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2018-10-22
End
2018-10-26
Bonn
11th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2018-06-25
End
2018-06-29
Bonn
10th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2017-10-23
End
2017-10-27
Bonn
9th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2017-06-18
End
2017-06-23
Bonn
8th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2016-10-23
End
2016-10-27
Bonn
7th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2016-06-05
End
2016-06-09
Bonn
6th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2015-10-07
End
2015-10-11
Bonn
5th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2015-04-12
End
2015-04-16
Bonn
4th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2014-07-06
End
2014-07-10
Bonn
3rd meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2014-03-09
End
2014-03-13
Bonn
2nd meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2013-08-26
End
2013-08-30
Cape Town
1st meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2013-05-31
End
2013-06-05
Bergen

Past Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Members

Latin American and Caribbean States (Guatemala)