Call for nominations: IPBES workshop on biodiversity and pandemics

For researchers in the Future Earth global community, there is an opportunity to engage with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) through a virtual Platform workshop on the link between biodiversity and pandemics, from 27-31 July 2020. 

The workshop will review evidence regarding the origin of infectious diseases transmitted from wild animals, the relationship between pandemics and biodiversity, in particular the drivers of pandemics and options for action related to biodiversity and ecosystem services, in the context of the current crisis and the prevention of future outbreaks (please see the full call here).

The workshop will comprise about 20 experts selected by the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel from the pool of experts involved in ongoing IPBES work linked to the topic, as well as about 15 additional experts nominated by Governments and stakeholders. 

You should apply if...

  • your expertise matches the needs of the call, and
  • you have experience in working within interdisciplinary, international and/or global contexts, and
  • you would be available to dedicate time to this effort and to attend the planned workshop.

How do you apply?

All applications are processed through the dedicated web portal.  The deadline for applications is 1 June 2020.

To apply you will need to:

  1. Log in using your IPBES website credentials (or create an account, if you do not already have one)
  2. Fill out the application form
  3. Attach your CV.

As part of the application form, you will need to provide the details of the nominating organisation. To be nominated through Future Earth, put the following:

Type of nominating body: Organisation

Name of organisation: Future Earth

Job title: Science Officer

First name: Clement

Last name: Brousse


Your nomination will then be forwarded to Future Earth, who will have until 8 June 2020 to approve your application.