IPBES Subcommittee


The IPBES Subcommittee was formed in 2009 (then as an ad-hoc committee) in order to follow the establishment process of IPBES. This came from an initiative of the Europe Region, but included representatives from all regions. During the first phase SCB was represented at all meetings during the establishment phase (up to Panama 2012). In mean time the ad-hoc committee was restructured and repopulated (leaving the Region representation aside) into the current sub-committee under the Global Policy Committee.

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Committee Members

To support SCBs involvement in the IPBES process and to follow the work of the Platform a sub-committee under the global Policy committee is led by Bengt Gunnar Jonsson, Chair, IPBES Subcommittee. 

Terms of Reference

Following is a brief summary of the terms of reference (TOR) for the IPBES Subcommittee. Download the complete TOR here.

The IPBES Subcommittee shall:

  • Prepare for and participate in plenaries
  • Support the work of the open-ended Stakeholders Network
  • Inform SCB Board of Governors and Global Policy Committee on IPBES
  • Maintain contacts with Regions' Boards of Directors
  • Collaborate with the SCB Executive Office on calls for experts and member engagement