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Reminder: Review of draft terms of reference and workplans for IPBES task forces is closing soon!

  • Plenary
Notification period
Download EM/2023/13

Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders,

With reference to notification EM/2023/09 I would like to remind you of the opportunity to submit comments to the draft terms of reference, as well as the workplans, for the IPBES task forces for the intersessional periods 2023–2024, 2024–2025 and 2025–2026 by 17 March 2023.

Following the review, the terms of reference and workplans will be finalized and made available for consideration by the Plenary at IPBES 10, to be held from 28 August to 2 September in Bonn, Germany, under item 8 of the provisional agenda on building capacity, strengthening knowledge foundations and supporting policy. In decision IPBES-7/1, the Plenary had decided to review, at IPBES 10, the mandates of the current IPBES task forces.

  1. If you would like to participate as reviewer in this external review, please follow these steps:
    Register as user of the IPBES website ( if you have not already done so;
  2. Apply to participate in the review at (this will only work when logged in first as IPBES website user); 
  3. Once registered, you will immediately receive an email providing confidential access to the draft documents and will be requested to submit your comments in English using the template that is available on the same webpage.
  4. All worksheets must be submitted by uploading to no later than 17 March 2023.

I thank you in advance for your continued support to IPBES.

Yours sincerely,

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