The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have opened a call for requests, inputs and suggestions on short-term priorities and longer term strategic needs for its future work programme.
IPBES members, United Nations bodies related to biodiversity and ecosystem services and relevant stakeholders such as intergovernmental organizations, international and regional
scientific organizations, environment-related trust funds, non-governmental organizations,
indigenous peoples, local communities, the private sector, and experts on – and holders of – indigenous and local knowledge are invited to submit inputs and suggestions by 30 September 2018.
The Panel and the Bureau will then consider and prioritize the requests, inputs and suggestions and prepare a report. Specific themes and activities emerging as priorities
from the requests, inputs and suggestions will, together with ongoing work on the strategic
framework, constitute the basis for the draft future work programme of IPBES, to be considered by the Plenary at its seventh session (29 April to 4 May 2019, Paris, France).
For more information and to download the template for submissions, see the IPBES website.