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Examining Linguistic Diversity Metrics in Intergovernmental Ecosystem Assessments

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Start Date
2018-03-15
End Date
2020-12-31

Summary

Multicultural representation is a stated goal of many global scientific assessment processes. These processes aim to mobilize a broader, more diverse knowledge base and increase legitimacy and inclusiveness of these assessment processes. Often, enhancing cultural diversity is encouraged through involvement of diverse expert teams and sources of knowledge in different languages. This project examines linguistic diversity, as one representation of cultural diversity, in the eight published assessments of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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Principal Investigator :
Abigail J Lynch

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“IPBES Collaboration Meeting - Credit: Abigail Lynch, NCASC”
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Purpose

Synthesis of science and knowledge requires integration from multiple scales and diverse sources. Inherent biases and structural inequities within the scientific community favor English-language literature and Anglophone experts. This analysis examines the linguistic diversity of assessment experts, references they consulted, comments they received, and the final reports of eight ecological assessments recently produced by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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IPBES Collaboration Meeting - Credit: Abigail Lynch, NCASC
IPBES Collaboration Meeting - Credit: Abigail Lynch, NCASC

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  • National CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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