The first step in the production of this assessment, as for all IPBES assessments, consists in defining the scope of the assessment, including the overall framework, set of chapters, and their brief content, and a timeline and budget for its production. This will be done at a “scoping meeting” in 2020. A call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping had been issued with a deadline of 29 October 2019 and the experts selected by the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel listed here.
The “scoping report” produced at the scoping meeting is planned to be made available for peer review in June 2020.
An online conference to provide Governments and stakeholders with the opportunity to provide early input to the scoping process was held from 30 September to 2 October 2019.
The final scoping report was considered and approved by the Plenary at IPBES 8.
Following approval of the scoping report, two events have taken place following the selection of experts. An online introductory meeting was held in February 2022 and the first author meeting was held in-person in May 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany.
All events related to the nexus assessment are listed below. Please click on the title of the event for further information.