In a bid to address critical knowledge gaps identified in the recently concluded Thematic Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species and Their Control (Invasive Alien Species Assessment), the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will host a webinar on Knowledge Generation Catalysis. The event, scheduled for 11 March 2024 from 13:00 to 15:00 CET, will also explore the future assessment needs essential for effective biodiversity conservation.
IPBES, as part of its ongoing work under objective 3 (a) in the rolling work program up to 2030, is developing a dedicated webpage. This webpage will serve as a comprehensive repository, presenting the identified knowledge gaps from completed IPBES assessments, including the Invasive Alien Species Assessment. The user-friendly platform aims to facilitate easy access, filtering and searching of these knowledge gaps, fostering engagement and collaboration.
The webinar "Knowledge Generation Catalysis: Addressing gaps in the invasive alien species assessment and future assessment needs", will kick off with a presentation unveiling the newly developed webpage, providing attendees with insights into its functionality and purpose. Following this, experts in the field will present the main knowledge gaps identified in the Invasive Alien Species Assessment. Participants will have the opportunity to share their efforts and needs to effectively address these gaps, fostering a collaborative approach to knowledge generation.
In addition to addressing the gaps in understanding invasive alien species, the webinar will provide a brief overview of the timeline and processes for the methodological assessment on monitoring biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people (monitoring assessment). This assessment, slated for finalization in 2026, is fundamental for comprehensive biodiversity monitoring strategies.
Representatives from governments and interested stakeholders are invited to register before 10 March 2024 at this link. The meeting will be conducted exclusively in English.
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