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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
This 3-week Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) web conference, which will be held from 14 January until 4 February, is an open forum that will bring together governments, experts, and other stakeholders to review and further explore knowledge gaps and discuss knowledge needs and priorities regarding land degradation and restoration.
Building on the knowledge gaps identified in the IPBES Assessment Report on Land Degradation and Restoration, it will provide an interactive, transparent and inclusive platform for:
The ultimate objective is to inform research, policy and funding agencies about gaps and needs related to data, information, knowledge and infrastructure, and to catalyse the generation of new knowledge.
The 3-week web conference will be moderated by the Co-Chairs of the Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, Robert Scholes and JRC scientist Luca Montanarella.
The proceedings of the web conference will include a list of suggested priority knowledge needs.
All those interested in participating are invited to register via the online registration form. Once registration has been approved, the secretariat will send a confirmation email and further information about the web conference