The purpose of this CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS is to invite experts on ILK, holders of ILK, as well as their organizations and networks, to engage with and support the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
on the work of IPBES
on the global assessment and the guiding questions of its 6 chapters
The work of IPBES is innovative in that it explicitly embraces different scientific disciplines (natural, social, engineering sciences), as well as diverse stakeholders (the scientific community, governments, international organizations, and civil society at different levels), and their different knowledge systems (western science, indigenous, local and practitioners’ knowledge).
Your contribution is important for the Global Assessment in developing and guiding the content to include aspects of ILK. It brings to attention of the authors resources such as, data, information, knowledge, other forms of expression, networks, organizations and individuals experts that could make key contributions to greatly enrich and inform the assessment.
IPBES acknowledges the importance of ILK and explicitly embraces a diversity of knowledge systems to inform international biodiversity and ecosystem assessments. It is, so far, the most ambitious intergovernmental platform to bring ILK to the core of large scale assessments; as it is expressed in Conceptual Framework
DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: 20 December 2017