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Call for contributions to support uptake of the IPBES Invasive Alien Species Assessment

  • Building capacity (2nd work programme)
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Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and local communities,

The IPBES Assessment of Invasive Alien Species and Their Control (Invasive Alien Species Assessment), approved by the Plenary at IPBES10 in Bonn, Germany, outlines options for decision-makers to design appropriate responses. It has received wide media-coverage and is off to a very promising start.

Building on this momentum and to catalyze further supportive efforts, I would like to invite Governments, orgazisations and individuals to support the uptake and use of the key findings of the Invasive Alien Species Assessment. Examples of concrete contributions to support uptake and use of the Invasive Alien Species Assessment include the organization of in-person or online events, or the development of learning and other materials that support increased understanding of the key findings of the Assessment.

In addition, I would also encourage continued undertaking of different capacity-building efforts in support of IPBES and invite you to submit and share such activities or developed resources aimed at building capacities relevant to IPBES. Please register your contributions through the following link: All activities submitted by 30th June 2024 will be reported to the IPBES Plenary at its 11th session (December 2014).

To receive further information about the types of support that the IPBES secretariat could possibly offer to such events, or to ask questions about the work on capacity-building under the auspices of IPBES, please contact the technical support unit on capacity-building at [email protected] or visit

The success of IPBES depends on drawing on existing capacities of experts and institutions from all over the world, and as such I would appreciate your assistance in distributing this call widely to colleagues, email lists and networks.

I thank you for your continued support to IPBES.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Anne Larigauderie | Executive Secretary  
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)