Malte Timpte

Malte Timpte has worked as consultant for public engagement and environmental politics until summer 2020. In August 2020, he joined the EU-unit at the Sustainable Development Department at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket), His focus is international biodiversity policy and its coordination within the European Union. Currently, he is engaged in the development process of a new Global Biodiversity Framework.

Mr. Timpte has been an ibn member since 2015 and has supported several CBD and IPBES related ibn projects until June 2020 e.g. an analysis of the strategic plan 2010-2020 and the Aichi targets of the CBD to develop proposals for a post-2020 framework, an analysis of the German National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan in the light of post-2020 or capacity building for IPBES in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Malte has been attending international negotiations as observer for over 10 years e.g. IPBES, CBD as well as UNFCCC.

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. As a part of the related research to this project, the anthology "Governing Biodiversity through Democratic Deliberation" (ed. Rask / Worthington) has been published.  From 2013 to 2016, Malte Timpte worked 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 (ONet - Open-Ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders) and the Biodiversity Science-Policy-Interface Network for Early Career Scientists (BSPIN).

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