IPBES and Biodiversity Expertise:Regional, Gender, and Disciplinary Balance in the Composition of the Interim and 2015 Multidisciplinary Expert Panel

Montana, Jasper and Borie, Maud (2016) IPBES and Biodiversity Expertise:Regional, Gender, and Disciplinary Balance in the Composition of the Interim and 2015 Multidisciplinary Expert Panel. Conservation Letters, 9 (2). pp. 138-142. ISSN 1755-263X

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    Abstract

    The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an expert institution expected to transform the governance of biodiversity and ecosystem services. IPBES expands on previous initiatives and positions itself as a knowledge-policy interface open to different ways of knowing biodiversity. In this contribution, we analyze how the principles of regional, gender, and disciplinary balance that were adopted by IPBES have been applied to the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP): the body of experts responsible for the scientific and technical functions of IPBES and embedded in its knowledge-making practices. In doing so, we compare the selection of the interim MEP in 2013 with the new MEP in 2015 and find a small improvement in gender and disciplinary balance that varies across the United Nations regional groupings. According to the ambition of IPBES, there is significant room for improvement, but "opening-up" expertise in an intergovernmental setting proves challenging.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Copyright and Photocopying: © 2015 The Authors. Conservation Letters published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiversity,expertise,intergovernmental process,ipbes,knowledge,representation
    Faculty \ School: ?? UEA ??
    Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
    Faculty of Science
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    Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 16:00
    Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 20:32
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58592
    DOI: 10.1111/conl.12192

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