Second external review for the IPBES Global Assessment (EM/2018/09)

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The start of the external review for the first order draft of the summary for policymakers (SPM) and the second order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services is annuonced 
Deadlines for submission of comments are 29 June for the chapters and 9 July for the SPM, respectively.

Please note that the drafts of the summary for policymakers and chapter 1 will be uploaded on 14 May 2018. 

This second external review is addressed to governments and interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision makers, practitioners and other knowledge holders. To ensure the highest scientific quality and policy relevance of the global assessment we are seeking the widest-possible participation from experts from many different disciplines and backgrounds. It would be important, to ensure consistency and continuity with the first external review, that those who participated in the first review also contribute to this second one. 

If you would like to be an expert reviewer for the global assessment, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Register as user of the IPBES website ( if you have not already done so.
  2. Apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of the global assessment or for the summary for policymakers 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 chapters or SPM and will be requested to submit your comments in English using a comments template that is available on the same webpage.


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