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IPBES Call for nominations for scoping a methodological assessment on business and biodiversity IPBES is seeking experts and practitioners with expertise in impact and dependency on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people of different economic sectors Announcing Institution
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Climate Change and Health: time to act is now Watch the recording of the IAP session at the 2020 World Health summit Announcing Institution
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IAP Annual Report 2019 published It provides an overview of IAP activities in 2019, with specific sections on activities by affiliated regional networks AASSA, EASAC, IANAS, and NASAC Announcing Institution
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Invitation to a virtual event on 'Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Use and Effects in African Agriculture' Join ASSAf, Leopoldina and NASAC on 18 November (10:00-12:00 GMT+2) Announcing Institution
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News from EASAC Regenerative medicine, biomass and CO2 accounting rules and hydrogen and synthetic fuels Announcing Institution
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Call for nominations: IPBES workshop on modelling Nature Futures scenarios Nominated experts should have recognized expertise related to a wide spectrum of models on biodiversity and ecosystem services across different scales and disciplines Announcing Institution
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The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) The biennial forum that focuses on science, policy making and economics, will take place in Trieste from 2 to 6 September Announcing Institution
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COVID-19 recovery must be green, says world academies network Science can ensure social equity, health, and economic benefits Announcing Institution
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External review of the draft scoping report for the IPBES transformative change assessment now live The draft scoping report will be open for external review from 3 July to 28 August 2020 Announcing Institution
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AASSA Working Group on Climate Change and Health meets virtually Announcing Institution
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Role of Academies: Addressing Global Social Challenges Join the IAP session at the e-conference Global Leadership in the 2st Century. Strategies for Transformative Global Leadership Announcing Institution
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Regional Academy Networks continue work on Climate Change and Health Announcing Institution
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External review of the draft scoping report for the IPBES nexus assessment now live The external review will be open from 5 June 2020 to 31 July 2020 (8 weeks) Announcing Institution
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News from the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Commentary on science-based European recovery post COVID-19, video interview on COVID-19 and Alternative Medicine, virtual Council Meeting, new President and "Packaging Plastics“ publication Announcing Institution
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IAP celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity Discover our new infographic on the impact of neonicotinoids on biodiversity Announcing Institution
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Call for nominations: IPBES workshop on biodiversity and pandemics IPBES will organize a virtual platform workshop on the link between biodiversity and pandemics, from 27-31 July 2020. Announcing Institution
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COVID-19 Stimulus Measures Must Save Lives, Protect Livelihoods, and Safeguard Nature to Reduce the Risk of Future Pandemics A guest article by the three co-chairs of the IPBES Global Assessment Report, together with IPBES nexus assessment scoping expert Peter Daszak Announcing Institution
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Let’s celebrate the International Day of Forests IAP published a set of evidence-based measures aimed not only at protecting forests worldwide, but also fighting climate change Announcing Institution
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The Australian Academy of Science’s President draws attention to bushfires Prof. Shine sent a letter to IAP Member Academies Announcing Institution
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Submissions for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and peer review Submissions and comments should be sent to the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity by 3 February 2020 Announcing Institution
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Global academy network stands up for tropical forests IAP outlines a set of measures to protect forests and fight climate change in response to the ongoing global crisis surrounding deforestation and forest burning Announcing Institution
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IPCC Working Group II Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report 'Climate Change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability' will be available for Expert Review until 13 December 2019 Announcing Institution
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Online conferences: provide early input to the scoping process of the IPBES nexus and transformative change assessments. These online conferences are intended to give Governments and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide early input to the scoping process in order to increase the policy-relevance of the scoping reports. Announcing Institution
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Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health This assessment will use a nexus approach to examine the strong interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and water security, health for all, protecting biodiversity on land and in the oceans and combating climate change, among others. Announcing Institution
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Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of the Transformative Change Assessment The assessment explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions. Announcing Institution
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First external review now open for the IPBES values assessment New announcement by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Announcing Institution
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Nature's dangerous decline 'unprecedented' and species extinction rates 'accelerating', new IPBES Global Assessment warns Current global response is insufficient and 'transformative changes' are needed to restore and protect nature. Announcing Institution
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Promoting ‘Smart Villages’ in less developed countries The first phase of the Smart Villages project concludes with ‘Findings’ report Announcing Institution
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IPBES inviting input on future work programme The Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is calling for comments on its draft next work programme Announcing Institution
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Joint Symposium on Climate Change at COP24 The Polish Academy of Sciences is co-hosting a symposium at the forthcoming UN climate change discussions Announcing Institution
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IPCC seeking expert reviewers The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is seeking reviewers for its Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Announcing Institution
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IPBES updates Updates and notifications of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Announcing Institution
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IAP now observer at IPCC IAP has been accredited as an observer organization of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Announcing Institution
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Press release: Biodiversity and nature’s contributions continue dangerous decline, scientists warn This media release by the IPBES secretariat launches the now-approved regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and for Europe and Central Asia. Announcing Institution
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Press release: New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events European national science academies urge further action on climate change adaptation. Announcing Institution
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Call for contributions to support the implementation of the IPBES capacity-building rolling plan The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is inviting to kindly contribute to its work on capacity-building. Announcing Institution
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New Royal Society policy briefing, Climate Updates Announcing Institution
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New report on negative emission technologies A new report confirms that negative emission technologies (NETs) offer only "limited realistic potential" to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and not at the scale envisaged in some climate scenarios. Announcing Institution
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CBD call for experts The Convention on Biological Diversity is seeking nominations of experts to its Open-ended Online Expert Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Announcing Institution
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IAP now partnering with Belmont Forum IAP has been welcomed as the newest member of the Belmont Forum Announcing Institution
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IPBES looking for interdisciplinary experts The IPBES is inviting nominations of members for an Multidisciplinary Expert Panel Announcing Institution
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IPBES - 6th Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) The sixth session of the IPBES plenary will take place from 17 to 24 March 2018, in Medellín, Colombia.On Saturday, 17 March 2018, regional consultations and the IPBES Stakeholder Day will be held. The opening ceremony of the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary will also take place on Saturday, 17 March 2018, in the late afternoon, followed by an official reception. The session is scheduled to close on Saturday, 24 March 2018. An invitation has also been sent to all Ministers for Environment of all States Members of the United Nations or Members of specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to all Permanent Representatives to UN Environment, as well as to the Permanent missions to the United Nations. Announcing Institution
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IPBES announcement: External review now open for the Americas assessment The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) announced the start of the external review for the second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the IPBES regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Americas. Announcing Institution
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Announcement of the First Review by experts of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES will circulate the draft chapters of their global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for first review by experts. Announcing Institution