IPBES: Participate in global assessments on invasive species and sustainable use of biodiversity remotely

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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] IPBES: Participate in global assessments on invasive species and sustainable use of biodiversity remotely

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is a global program intended to strengthen the role of science in decision-making related to the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

IPBES has an exciting opportunity for experts to participate in the assessment scoping process online. IPBES is holding an online conference to scope the following two assessments:

* (a) the thematic of assessment invasive alien species and their control
* (b) the thematic assessment of sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity and strengthening capacities and tools

The e-conference will take place in three sessions over three weeks from September 7-25th, 2015.

It will be implemented as an internet forum/discussion board. Experts will discuss various elements relevant to the scoping reports by posting, reading, and replying on structured discussion boards. At the end of each week, a synthesis report will be prepared based on comments and discussions held during the week. The next week’s discussions will build on the discussions of the previous week. By the end of the third week, the intention is to have a draft that will resemble as much as possible the structure of the final scoping reports.

Register to participate here!
http://ipbes.net/j3/forum/index.php?/register/

For more information, visit: http://esa.org/ipbes/econference/