National Focal Point:
Miguel Aymerich, Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge
Noelia Vallejo Pedregal
HOW IS SPAIN ORGANISED TO GET ENGAGED IN IPBES
The Biodiversity Unit (Subdirección General de Biodiversidad Terrestre y Marina) of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge is the National Focal Point for IPBES in Spain. As such, the Ministry promotes the participation of Spanish experts in the activities of the platform, including through active dissemination of IPBES calls as well as providing support in the process for the presentation and support of nominations. The Ministry also participates in the IPBES meetings and activities.
The IPBES NFP actively disseminates information on the work plan of IPBES, including of IPBES calls, to scientific societies though its submission to the networks of scientific research groups who participate in national research calls.
The Ministry also provides advice and support to scientist interested in presenting their application to IPBES calls and deals with the process of confirmation and support to interested experts.
Several Spanish experts have participated in the IPBES thematic and regional assessments, including through their participation on the Expert Panels.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE IPBES WORK PROGRAMME
The Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge participates at IPBES plenary meetings with a special focus on the process for the preparation and revision of IPBES assessment as well as on the preparation of IPBES working programmes. The Ministry also pays special attention to the dissemination of IPBES assessment and the integration of their conclusions into national biodiversity policies.
TYPE OF ENGAGEMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS
The IPBES NFP actively disseminates information on the work plan of IPBE and IPBES calls to scientific societies though its submission to the networks of scientific research groups who participate in national research calls. Relevant scientific societies are engaged and consulted as a general principle, in different ways, in the process of development of biodiversity initiatives