Members

African States

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Mariteuw Chimere Diaw
African Model Forests Network (AMFN) Secretariat
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Eric Fokam
University Lecturer
University of Buea
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Luthando Dziba
Head: Conservation Services
South African National Parks (SANParks)
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Mohammed Sghir TALEB
Research Professor
Institut Scientifique, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
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Voahangy Raharimalala
Head of Environmental Information System Unit
Office National pour l’Environnement

Asia-Pacific States

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Leng Guan Saw
Curator
Penang Botanic Gardens
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Madhav Karki
Deputy Chair
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
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Ning Wu
Director General
Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Rizwan Irshad
Deputy Director (Bio)
Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
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Shizuka Hashimoto
Associate Professor
University of Tokyo
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Eastern European States

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Mersudin Avdibegovic
Professsor
University of Sarajevo
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Ruslan Novitsky
Head of department of ecological impact assessment of nature transformations
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
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Özden Görücü
Prof.Dr.
Kahramanmaraş Sutcu Imam University
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Rovshan Abbasov
Head of the Department of Geography and Environment
Khazar University, Azerbaijan
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Katalin Török
senior researcher
Centre for Ecological Research

Latin American and Caribbean States

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Antonio Diaz-de-Leon
President
Innovative Cutting Edge Solutions (ICES)
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Bibiana Vilà
Principal Researcher
CONICET: National Research Council
CV
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Carmen Roldán Chacón
Fondo Nacional para Financiamiento Forestal (Fonafifo)
Germán Andrade
Professor
Universidad de los Andes
CV
Juana Alvarez
Ambassador
Foreign affairs
CV

Western European and other States

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Isabel Sousa Pinto
Associate Professor
CIIMAR, Biology Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto
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Judith Fisher
Director/Senior Ecologist
Fisher Research Pty Ltd
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Markus Fischer
President Swiss Forum Biodiversity/ Professor of Plant Ecology
University of Bern
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Sandra Lavorel
Senior Research Scientist
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
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Marie Stenseke
Professor in Human Geography
Department of Economy and Society, Gothenburg University

Mandate and Procedures

The Mandate of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel is set out in the functions, operating principles and institutional arrangements of IPBES as contained in the appendix to the resolution establishing IPBES (appendix I to annex I to document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9), it includes:

  1. Providing advice to the Plenary on scientific and technical aspects of IPBES’ programme of work;
  2. Providing advice and assistance on technical and/or scientific communication matters;
  3. Managing IPBES’ peer-review process to ensure the highest levels of scientific quality, independence and credibility for all products delivered by IPBES at all stages of the process;
  4. Engaging the scientific community and other knowledge holders with the work programme, taking into account the need for different disciplines and types of knowledge, gender balance, and effective contribution and participation by experts from developing countries;
  5. Assuring scientific and technical coordination among structures set up under IPBES and facilitating coordination between IPBES and other related processes to build upon existing efforts;
  6. Exploring ways and means to bring different knowledge systems, including indigenous knowledge systems, into the science-policy interface.

The Plenary also assigned to the MEP various roles in the process of preparing IPBES deliverables, as set out in the Procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables (annex I to decision IPBES-3/3 and decision IPBES-4/3). The rules for the operation and election of members of the MEP are contained in section VIII of the Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of IPBES.

  1. Why is the role of the MEP so important in IPBES? https://youtu.be/45Q0c4QDltc?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  2. How has the MEP done so far? https://youtu.be/Xw-M2157QcU?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  3. Key challenges for the MEP in the next IPBES work programme https://youtu.be/GNh6T8KbqcY?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  4. The vision of the co-chairs for the MEP https://youtu.be/1_gdLEHo6Oc?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj
  5. A message from the MEP to the wider IPBES community https://youtu.be/iIxBz1a974g?list=PLwejzi-9gkEiMOA6bxhpYfCSURnhpFXLj

Meetings

Event Dates City Country
12th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Monday, 22 October, 2018 to Friday, 26 October, 2018 Bonn Germany
11th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Monday, 25 June, 2018 to Friday, 29 June, 2018 Bonn Germany
10th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Monday, 23 October, 2017 to Friday, 27 October, 2017 Bonn Germany
9th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 18 June, 2017 to Friday, 23 June, 2017 Bonn Germany
8th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 23 October, 2016 to Thursday, 27 October, 2016 Bonn Germany
7th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 5 June, 2016 to Thursday, 9 June, 2016 Bonn Germany
6th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Wednesday, 7 October, 2015 to Sunday, 11 October, 2015 Bonn Germany
5th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 12 April, 2015 to Thursday, 16 April, 2015 Bonn Germany
4th meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 6 July, 2014 to Thursday, 10 July, 2014 Bonn Germany
3rd meetings of the Bureau and MEP Sunday, 9 March, 2014 to Thursday, 13 March, 2014 Bonn Germany
2nd meetings of the Bureau and MEP Monday, 26 August, 2013 to Friday, 30 August, 2013 Cape Town South Africa
1st meetings of the Bureau and MEP Friday, 31 May, 2013 to Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 Bergen Norway