Join the conversation: IPBES Nexus Assessment seeks expert inputs

IPBES is pleased to announce the start of the first external review of the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food, and health (Nexus Assessment), which is open from 9 January to 19 February 2023 (6 weeks).


The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has released the first order draft of its Nexus Assessment and is now conducting an open review before the author teams dig back into content. Now is the moment to provide critical feedback to the author teams and help shape the future of the IPBES Nexus Assessment.

This is one of the most important phases in the IPBES assessment process, and the IPBES wants to ensure that the final product reflects the utmost scientific quality, credibility, and policy relevance, encompassing a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds. That's where you come in. By participating in the open review process, you have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback that will help guide the author teams as they continue their work.

Two online dialogues with stakeholders, including practitioners, in the context of the first external review of the assessment, are scheduled 9 February 2023: 9-11 a.m. CET and again at 6-8 p.m. CET. National focal points are welcome to attend the dialogues. Please note that you need to register as a reviewer to participate in the dialogues.

To access the full text and participate as a reviewer, please see here.