Deliverable 2(b): Regional/subregional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services

IPBES is to perform regular and timely assessments of knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their interlinkages at regional and subregional levels.  Under this deliverable (2b) the Platform will prepare a set of regional and subregional assessments. In January 2015 the third session of the Plenary approved the launch of four regional assessments – namely for Africa, for the Americas, for Asia Pacific, and for Europe and Central Asia – together with a general scope common to all of these regional assessments, the geographical scope of each of the proposed regions, and regional specificities.

The overall scope of the regional assessments is to assess the status and trends regarding biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services and their interlinkages, the impact of biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services and threats to them on good quality of life, and the effectiveness of responses, including the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans developed under the Convention on Biological Diversity. The assessments will address terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services. The overall objective of the regional assessments is to strengthen the science-policy interface on biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services at the regional and subregional level

The four regional assessments are currently in their final year of production, and will be presented to the 6th session of the IPBES Plenary in March 2018. The second order drafts of the assessment reports and the first order drafts of the summaries for policymakers will be open for review from 1 May to 26 June 2017 for the Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe and Central Asia regional assessments and from 29 May until 24 July for the Americas assessment. To contribute to this review please subscribe via this website to the IPBES'  newsletter, and then register yourself as reviewer once the call for external review goes out either on 1 May or on 29 May, depending on the assessment.  



General scope regional and subregional assessments

Members of the workshop scoping the regional and subregional assessments

Name Affiliation Nominating Government/Organisation
Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability United Nations University Scoping expert
Luis Fernando Aguirre Centro de Biodiversidad y GenŽtica, Universidad Mayor de San Sim—n Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Scoping expert
Zsofia Benedek Institute of Economics, CERS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary Scoping expert
Amani Al Assaf University of Jordan- Faculty of Agriculture The University of Jordan Scoping expert
Oleg Guchgeldiyev Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna Georgia Scoping expert
Mark Rounsevell University of Edinburgh United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Scoping expert
Kwame Hackman CHF International Ghana Ghana Scoping expert
Thomas Elmqvist Stockholm University The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Scoping expert
Jean Pierre Ometto National Institute for Space Research Brazil Scoping expert
Ayfer Tan Ministry of food agriculture and livestock Turkey Scoping expert
Uma Rani Sinniah Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia Scoping expert
Haris Piplas ETH Zurich University Scoping expert
Pablo Munoz United Nations University DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Gunnar Austrheim Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway Scoping expert
Maka Bitsadze Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia Georgia Scoping expert
Nevena Alexandrova Assistant Director General of FAO, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia Scoping expert
Alptekin Karagoez Ministry of Agriculture Turkey Scoping expert
Carlos Ivan Zambrana Flores Plurinacional de la Madre Tierra Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Scoping expert
Yi Huang Centre of Environmental Sciences, Peking University China Scoping expert
Nikolai Friberg Norwegian Institute for Water Research Norwegian Institute for Water Research Scoping expert
Krishna Chandra Paudel Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Nepal Nepal Scoping expert
Murat Tuerkes ‚anakkale Onsekiz Mart University Turkey Scoping expert
Emma Archer Van Garderen CSIR South Africa Scoping expert
Elena Nikolaeva Environmental Education Center Zapovedniks IUCN Scoping expert
Henrique Pereira Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO-BON) International Social Science Council (ISSC) Scoping expert
Odd Terje Sandlund Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) Norway Scoping expert
James Harris Cranfield University South Africa Scoping expert
Mikhail Bagaturov Children' contact zoo "Bugagashechka" Zoological Institute, St.Petersburg Scoping expert
Md Saiful Karim Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology Australia Scoping expert
Cecile Richard Hansen ONCFS France Scoping expert
Dusan Jelic Croatian Herpetological Society Croatia Scoping expert
Alfredo Arnoldo Garcia Vasquez Natural Resources management at 48 Cantones IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Kelly Garbach Loyola University Chicago United States of America Scoping expert
Bettina Wolfgramm University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) Switzerland Scoping expert
Mary T. Kalin De Arroyo Universidad de Chile Chile Scoping expert
Ruslan Novitsky National Academy of Sciences of Belarus IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Vanesa Rodriguez Osuna Environmental Sciences Iniciative- Cuny advanced science research center Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn Scoping expert
Maria Elena Zaccagnini Instituto Nacional de Tecnolog’a Agropecuaria Argentina Scoping expert
Gunilla Almered Olsson University of Gothenburg Sweden Scoping expert
Francisco Barbaran Argentina's National Research Council National Universityof Salta Instituteof Economic Research Scoping expert
Adam Kertesz Geographical Institute, Research Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary Scoping expert
Bing Wang Chinese Academy of Forestry China Scoping expert
Francis Nwosu University of Calabar Nigeria Scoping expert
Haripriya Gundimeda Indian Institute of Technology Bombay DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Saleem Ali University of Queensland Pakistan Scoping expert
Shizuka Hashimoto University of Tokyo Japan Scoping expert
Keisha Garcia University of the West Indies Trinidad and Tobago Scoping expert
Chioma Daisy Onyige Department of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Eduardo Secchi Universidade Federal do Rio Grande IUCN Scoping expert
Neville Crossman Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia Scoping expert
Andras Zlinszky J. Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary Scoping expert
Reinette Biggs Stellenbosch University DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Linda L. Langner U.S. Forest Service, Research and Development United States of America Scoping expert
John James Wilson University of Malaya Canada Scoping expert
Baris Salihoglu Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University Turkey Scoping expert
Elizabeth Hadly Stanford University IUBS Scoping expert
Louis Celliers CSIR South Africa Scoping expert
Taku Kadoya National Institute for Environmental Stuides Japan Scoping expert
Belinda Reyers Stockholm Resilience Centre South Africa Scoping expert
Kasim Tatic School of Business and Economics, University Sarajevo IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Pawan Singh EES Pvt Ltd IUCN Scoping expert
Prudence Tangham Galega Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature Cameroon Scoping expert
Szabolcs Lengyel Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research Hungary Scoping expert
Sally Bunning FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Sandra Lavorel Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) France Scoping expert
Marta Coll Monton (ird) Institut de Recherche pour le DŽveloppement (IRD) France Scoping expert
Awang Noor Abd Ghani Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia Scoping expert
Patrick Halpin Duke University Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Scoping expert
Jaime Ricardo Garcia Marquez Humboldt University Colombia Scoping expert
Mikhail Kozlov University of Turku Finland Scoping expert
Fabio Rubio Scarano Conservation International Brazil Scoping expert
Sergey Venevsky Center for Earth System Sciences, Tsinghua University Tsinghua University Scoping expert
San Thwin University of Forestry Myanmar Scoping expert
Simone Maynard Australian National University Australia Scoping expert
Berta Martin Lopez Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability Spain Scoping expert
Francisco Javier Castaneda Moya Center for Conservation Studies IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Anton Shkaruba Central Research Institute for Water Resources Georgia Scoping expert
Ben Ten Brink PBL-Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Netherlands Scoping expert
Nur Azura Adam Universiti Putra Malaysia Malaysia Scoping expert
Victor Hugo Inchausty Beltran International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), South America IUCN Scoping expert
Geoff Hicks Department of Conservation New Zealand Scoping expert
Matias Enrique Mastrangelo National Research and Technology Council of Argentina (CONICET) Argentina Scoping expert
Cristiana Simao Seixas State University of Campinas Brazil Scoping expert
Peter Verburg VU University Amsterdam DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Wenjie Wang Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences China Scoping expert
Olivier Thebaud IFREMER France Scoping expert
Mercedes Bustamante University of Bras’lia Brazil Scoping expert
Dedy Darnaedi Indonesian Institute of Sciences Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Scoping expert
Amjad Tahir Virk Ministry of Climate Change Pakistan Scoping expert
Teshome Soromesa Aurgessa Addis Ababa UNiversity Ethiopia Scoping expert
Luciano Andriamaro Conservation International Madagascar Scoping expert
Rahanna Juman Biodiversity Research Programme/Oceanography and Coastal Processes Research Programme IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Rodrigo Moreno Villamil The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources Colombia Scoping expert
Isabel Sousa Pinto CIIMAR, Biology Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto Portugal Scoping expert
Kossi Adjonou University of Lome Togo Scoping expert
Goran Zdunic Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation Scoping expert
Mourad Arabi Institut National de recherche forestire Algeria Scoping expert
Markus Fischer University of Bern Switzerland Scoping expert
Christine Fuerst Martin Luther-University Halle Germany Scoping expert
Kirsten Jane Davies Macquarie University DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Hamid Custovic UNCCD/University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Bosnia and Herzegovina Scoping expert
Juan Pablo Lozoya Azcarate University of the Republic Uruguay Scoping expert
Anne Gaelle Ausseil Landcare Research New Zealand Scoping expert
Aventino Kasangaki Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON Scoping expert
Anjum Perveen University of Karachi Pakistan Scoping expert
Tetsukazu Yahara Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University Japan Scoping expert
Edgar E. Gutierrrez Espeleta University of Costa Rica Costa Rica Scoping expert
Lilibeth Acosta Michlik German Development Institute DIVERSITAS Scoping expert
Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo University of Abomey-Calavi Benin Scoping expert
Georgina Mace University College London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Scoping expert
Lilian Chua Swee Lian Forest Research Institute Malaysia Malaysia Scoping expert
Fabrice Declerck Bioversity International/CGIAR Bioversity International/CGIAR Scoping expert
Ganesh Raj Joshi Central Department of Environmental Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal Scoping expert
Mduduzi Ndlovu University of Witwatersrand South Africa Scoping expert
Andrea Cruz Angon CONABIO Mexico Scoping expert
Fred Kizito International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) International Center for Tropical Agriculture Scoping expert
Piero Visconti University College London/Zoological Society of London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Scoping expert
Jose Rafael Almonte Perdomo Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Dominican Republic Scoping expert
Khaled Allam Harhash Nature Conservation Sector, Ministry of Environment Egypt Scoping expert
Cigdem Adem The Public Administration Institute for Turkey & the Middle East (TODAIE) IPBES Secretariat Scoping expert
Jocelyn Davies CSIRO Australia Scoping expert
Brett Murphy University of Melbourne Australia Scoping expert
Henry Wuestemann Chair in Landscape Economics, TU Berlin, Germany Germany Scoping expert
Aisha Elfaki Ministry of Animal Resourses and fisheries Animal Resources Research Organization Scoping expert
Krzysztof Niedzialkowski Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences Georgia Scoping expert
Satoru Okubo Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO Japan Scoping expert
Gabrielle Lalanirina Rajoelison University of Antananarivo; Ecole SupŽrieure des Sciences Agronomiques. DŽpartement Eaux et Forts Madagascar Scoping expert
Country Start date End date Event documents
First order draft (FOD) of the ECA assessment
Second order draft (SOD) of the Europe and Central Asia assessment and the first draft of the summary for policy makers (SPM)
Final draft report and SPM of Europe and Central Asia assessment will be delivered
Management Meeting Americas Assessment Colombia 17/06/2015 18/06/2015
Management Meeting Asia-Pacific Assessment Japan 17/06/2015 19/06/2015
Management Meeting Africa Assessment South Africa 23/06/2015 24/06/2015
Management Meeting Europe Central Asia Assessment United Kingdom 29/06/2015 02/07/2015
Preparation of the Zero Order Draft of the individual chapters 01/07/2015 31/12/2015
1st Africa authors meeting South Africa 03/08/2015 07/08/2015
1st Asia and the Pacific authors meeting Japan 17/08/2015 21/08/2015
1st Europe and Central Asia authors meeting Switzerland 31/08/2015 04/09/2015
External review of the Europe and Central Asia First order Draft 30/05/2016 18/07/2016
First review of Americas Assessment by experts 30/05/2016 18/07/2016
PESC meeting on IPBES ECA region Germany 14/06/2016 16/06/2016
ILK & Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment Dialogue Thailand 27/06/2016 30/06/2016
ILK & Americas Regional Assessment Dialogue Bolivia 20/07/2016 22/07/2016
Joint second authors meeting of Regional Assessments (Deliverable 2b) and Land Degradation & Restoration Assessment (Deliverable 3bi) Germany 22/08/2016 26/08/2016
Preparation of the Second Order Draft of individual chapters & the First Draft of the Summary for Policy Makers 27/08/2016 30/04/2017
Workshop "Bridging the IPBES guide on values and valuation together with Americas assessment" Colombia 16/10/2016 17/10/2016
Second workshop on scenarios and modelling for IPBES assessments Japan 15/11/2016 17/11/2016
Second review of Americas Assessment by experts and governments 29/05/2017 24/07/2017
Third author meeting of the regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia Czech Republic 24/07/2017 28/07/2017
Third author meeting of the regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa Ethiopia 07/08/2017 11/08/2017
Preparation of Final Draft of individual chapters & Summary for Policy Makers 14/08/2017 17/12/2018
Presentation of Americas Assessment and Summary for Policy Makers for approval by the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary (IPBES-6) 19/03/2018 25/03/2018