Call for experts to join the International Resource Panel

Post date: 
17 Dec 2018 - 09:45
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Other News

The Panel comprises 38 experts from leading institutions around the world. It is co-chaired by Janez Potočnik, former European Commissioner for the Environment and European Commissioner for Science and Research, and Izabella Teixeira, former Brazilian Minister of the Environment. The Panel aims to enhance understanding of sustainable development from a natural resources perspective, providing science-based policy options on how to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human well-being. Since its inception, the International Resource Panel has published 25 assessments, covering diverse topics such as metals, land use, forests, cities, resource efficiency, and renewable energy. The Panel is increasingly being asked to deliver input to discussions at the highest political level such as
UN Environment Assembly, G7 and G20 to support their discussions.

The Panel is seeking to recruit leading resource scientists with policy expertise, particularly in the development and implementation of science-based sustainability solutions. Female candidates and those from Latin America, Africa, Western Asia and Eastern Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. New Panel members shall:
➢ have a distinguished career, as evidenced by an extensive publication record in scientific or policy journals 
➢ be available to actively contribute on a pro-bono basis as a lead author, contributing author or review editor of the Panel’s assessments
➢ possess proven expertise in one or more scientific disciplines relevant to the work of the Panel, ability to apply their knowledge in an inter-disciplinary manner, understanding of societal transitions and familiarity with modelling techniques.

Candidates who wish to apply to join to the International Resource Panel should send a Motivation Letter and complete Curriculum Vitae by 6 January 2019 to the Secretariat of the International Resource Panel at the following email address: irpcandidates@un.org

For further information see the attached document.