Paul Leadley, Professor at University Paris-Sud, is a member of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel for the Western Europe and other States region.
Marie Roué, Director Emeritus of research in anthropology at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), is a member of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel for the Western Europe and other States region.
Emmanuelle Swynghedauw, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, is the French focal point for IPBES.
The French Committee for IPBES: since 2011, the FRB provides scientific and technical support to the government to prepare IPBES negotiations, through the mobilisation of many experts. It coordinated a study on the process to mobilise experts in France for IPBES, which led the relevant ministries (Foreign Affairs, Research and Ecology) to officially set up a French Committee for IPBES in 2013.
The French Committee for IPBES is constituted of three main groups: representatives from research organisations (AllEnvi network), representatives from relevant ministries (Foreign Affairs, Research, Ecology, Overseas Territories) and biodiversity stakeholders (representatives from FRB’s Stakeholders Advisory Board and from the Monitoring Committee of the National Strategy for Biodiversity).
The FRB hosts the Scientific Secretariat of the French Committee for IPBES. Its main missions are to promote the mobilisation of French experts for IPBES work, to disseminate scientific information and to support French stakeholders. It works closely with the French focal point for IPBES, who is based in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
To date, French experts are involved in all expert groups and task forces established by IPBES but one. A total of 39 experts were selected, out of 123 nominations suggested by France.