Towards a reflexive turn in the governance of global environmental expertise the cases of the IPCC and the IPBES

Silke Beck, Maud Borie, Jason Chilvers, Alejandro Esguerra, Katja Heubach, Mike Hulme, Rolf Lidskog, Eva Lövbrand, Elisabeth Marquard, Clark Miller, Tahani Nadim, Carsten Neßhöver, Josef Settele, Esther Turnhout, Eleftheria Vasileiadou, Christoph Görg

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Abstract

The role and design of global expert organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) or the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) needs rethinking. Acknowledging that a one-size-fits- All model does not exist, we suggest a reflexive turn that implies treating the governance of expertise as a matter of political contestation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-87
Number of pages8
JournalGAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Environmental governance
  • Expert organizations
  • IPBES
  • IPCC
  • Science-policy interface
  • Scientific advice

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