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Call for contributions to support the uptake and use of the IPBES Values and Sustainable Use Assessments

  • Building capacity (2nd work programme)
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Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders,

The IPBES Assessment of the Sustainable Use of Wild Species and Assessment of The Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature (Values Assessment), approved by the Plenary at #IPBES9 last week in Bonn, Germany, are off to a very promising start, with wide media-coverage.

To keep up this momentum, I would like to invite Governments, organizations and individuals to support the uptake and use of these assessments, as well as other approved IPBES assessments and deliverables. Efforts to support the uptake of the Sustainable Use and Values Assessments could include the organization of physical or online events and development of learning and outreach materials that support increased understanding of the key findings of the assessments. 

In addition, I would also encourage you to continue to undertake capacity-building efforts in support of IPBES.

Please share, at:, information on any such events or resources developed with the technical support unit on capacity-building.  At the link, you will also find further information on the ways in which the secretariat and the technical support unit can offer support to such efforts.  All submitted activities will be reported to the IPBES Plenary at its 10th session.

Should you have any 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 deadline for submitting contributions in response to this call is 30 October 2022.

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 Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)