National Focal Point:
Helena Freitas, Prof University of Coimbra and Coordinator of CFE - Centre for Functional Ecology
HOW IS PORTUGAL ORGANISED TO GET ENGAGED IN IPBES
IPBES scientific matters are dealt with by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and Science. FCT also nominates the Focal Point and funds the delegation from Portugal.
Call for experts are disseminated by the IPBES –pt website and e-mail network. Focal point reviews cv and proposes list of nominees to FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology that approves the nominations.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE IPBES WORK PROGRAMME
Portugal has been supporting the presence of one delegate to each General Assembly. Portugal, though FCT has been supporting experts selected to some of the expert groups
Newsletters and website
Participation in the Pan – European Forum for IPBES (Leipzig, Basel)