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Communities of practice

Communities of practice have the potential to contribute substantially to the work and objectives of IPBES by strengthening the science-policy interfaces for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development.

In the context of IPBES, communities of practice are self-organizing groups of experts, policymakers and/or practitioners who work to increase access to expertise and information on a specific topic or focus area, both to support the implementation of the IPBES work programme and to increase the reach and impact of work programme deliverables.

To explore the different opportunities for communities of practice to engage in and contribute to the work of IPBES, please go to this link.

You can find a report on progress in piloting a community of practice for the social sciences and humanities here.