External review of the draft scoping report for the IPBES transformative change assessment now live

Environment & Climate
The draft scoping report will be open for external review from 3 July to 28 August 2020

The draft scoping report for the transformative change assessment (thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 vision for biodiversity) is open for external review: 3 July 2020 – 28 August 2020 (8 weeks).

As explained by Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretaryof the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES),

The aim of this review is to increase the policy relevance of this scoping report by engaging Governments and stakeholders early in the process of defining the policy questions that this assessment will address (…).

In order to assist IPBES national focal points with the submission of their review comments, a virtual meeting for national focal points will be held from 6 to 10 July 2020 in the context of the capacity-building work of IPBES. At that meeting, scoping experts will present the draft scoping reports for both assessments, and participants will have the opportunity to interact with them. Information on how to submit comments will be discussed and shared among participants.

Click here to register as a reviewer and to access the document together with instructions on how to submit comments.