Open calls & consultations


Open consultation:

the First Order Drafts are now open for review:

of the IPBES thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration (Deliverable 3bi)

of the four regional assessments (Africa, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe and Central Asia) on biodiversity and ecosystem services (Deliverable 2b)

You can register to review one or more chapters of one or more assessments. Interested reviewers are requested to fill the registration form available here. Please note that access to this form requires you to login as a user on the IPBES website and register for a new user account if you do not have one yet. The IPBES secretariat will review it and grant you access to the draft chapters within 48hrs.

The first order draft is confidential. One of the conditions of being an expert reviewer, to which you have to agree upon registration, is that the drafts cannot be cited, quoted or circulated.  

Please submit your review comments by 11 July 2016. Comments should be provided through dedicated templates called ‘Review comments templates" which are provided with the draft chapters.

Please email review comments to the respective IPBES technical support units for the assessments:  

    • Land degradation and restoration assessment:
    • Africa assessment:
    • Asia Pacific assessment:
    • Americas assessment:
    • Europe and Central Asia assessment: and

Comments will only be accepted if they are properly inserted into the given template. Expert reviewers are requested to fill in each required field in the review template (reviewer name, chapter that is being reviewed, the start and end page and line on which the comments are being provided, and the comment itself).  All names of expert reviewers who provide comments will be published on the IPBES website and acknowledged in the Annex of the respective report.


Swiss IPBES Info-meeting, 19th April 2016, Bern (also on open calls and IPBES nomination process)