The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) call for requests, inputs and suggestions.
In accordance with decision IPBES-6/2, the Panel and the Bureau invite:
a) IPBES members, observers that are allowed enhanced participation in accordance with decision IPBES-5/4, and multilateral environmental agreements related to biodiversity and ecosystem services as determined by the respective governing bodies of those agreements, to submit requests;
b) United Nations bodies related to biodiversity and ecosystem services and relevant stakeholders, such as other intergovernmental organizations, international and regional scientific organizations, environment-related trust funds, non-governmental organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities and the private sector to submit inputs and suggestions;
c) Experts on, and holders of, indigenous and local knowledge to provide inputs and suggestions through the participatory mechanism of IPBES. Requests, inputs and suggestions should be submitted, using the , to the secretariat at by 30 September 2018.