Open calls & consultations


Open call for experts:

A broad variety of experts from natural and social scientific disciplines, as well as policy and technical experts and practitioners are needed for:

    • the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Deliverable 2c);  IPBES is seeking experts with an interdisciplinary, international and/or global background and experience. The First Author Meeting for the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services will be held in August 15-19, 2016 in Bonn, Germany (Experts and Fellows);

    • the workshop to further scope the thematic assessment of the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (Deliverable 3biii). IPBES is seeking experts that have expertise in integrative approaches to human-nature relations, in ethics, trade, as well as in the relevant institutions and governance. The scoping meeting for the thematic assessment of Sustainable Use of Biodiversity will be held August 2-4, 2016, Bonn, Germany (Scoping Experts).

and to nominate fellows to:
    • the IPBES Fellowship Pilot Programme, to participate in the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The IPBES Fellowship Pilot Programme targets early career experts who wish to gain experience by participating in the work of IPBES. More information on the IPBES Fellowship Pilot Programme and nomination process.
All nominated individuals (nominees) need to be available to attend the meeting to which they are applying to be experts. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Experts interested in being nominated by Switzerland, please see instructions here. Interested experts (nominees) are requested to fill out their application form until end of April 2016.


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

Open consultations:

Call for comments on

  • the First Order drafts of the IPBES Regional Assessments (for Europe and Central Asia, for the Americas, for Africa, and for Asia)

will open in June 2016.