Malte Timpte studied political science in Bielefeld and Copenhagen before he graduated in Technological and Socio-Economic Planning from Roskilde University, Denmark. During his studies he focused on international environmental politics and dealt with stakeholder participation e.g. during the 9th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Bonn (CBD COP9) or the UN Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen. As a project manager at the Danish Board of Technology in Copenhagen, a think tank for citizen participation and participatory processes, he was responsible for the project "World Wide Views on Biodiversity". The WWViews project organized 34 citizens' consultations in 25 countries together with several national partner organisations. During the WWViews consultations, the participants discussed issues of international biodiversity policy in small groups and votes for different policy options. The results of these events were collected online as well as presented at the CBD COP11 in India. As a part of the related research to this project, the anthology "Governing Biodiversity through Democratic Deliberation" (ed. Rask / Worthington) has been published. After his time in Denmark, Malte Timpte worked for three years as researcher at the Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) in Berlin with the Science in Society Department. He was part of the project team of "Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research Germany (NeFo)". For NeFo, Malte Timpte observed research-policy-related processes, such as the negotiation of the CBD and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). In this context, he was involved in the founding of the IPBES Stakeholder Network and the Biodiversity Science-Policy-Interface Network for Early Career Scientists (BSPIN). Another focus of his work was to analyze the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAB) in Germany. Currently, Malte Timpte lives in Stockholm and works as guest researcher on IPBES related questions. He is especially interested in the engagement of stakeholders and knowledge holders in the IPBES process and capacity building efforts.
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