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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Second session of the Plenary of the
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-2)

9-14 December 2013 | Antalya, Turkey
 
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Summary Highlights of the Meeting
 

IPBES

Saturday, 14 December 2013

On Saturday, in the morning, IPBES-2 delegates met in a contact group to conclude consideration of the rules and procedures. In the afternoon and evening, they met in Plenary to adopt decisions on, inter alia: rules and procedures; institutional arrangements; and the work programme, including on the work programme for the period 2014–2018, the Terms of Reference for the task forces on capacity-building, knowledge and data, and indigenous and local knowledge. Due to lack of sufficient time to discuss the strategies on communications and outreach, and stakeholder engagement, delegates agreed to take these issues up again at IPBES-3.

Following closing statements, Chair Zakri said the "Antalya Consensus” is a testimony of the power of collective ambition to face biodiversity challenges. He highlighted that now IPBES is "on its feet" and hoped that from now on "it will walk very fast." He further thanked the Government of Turkey for their great hospitality, which contributed to making the meeting a success. Thanking participants for their collaborative spirit, Chair Zakri drew the meeting to a close at 7:37 pm.

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L-R: Robert Watson, Bureau member; Anne Larigauderie, incoming IPBES Executive Secretary; IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri; Leonel Sierralta, Bureau member; and MEP Co-Chair Mark Lonsdale
 
CLOSING PLENARY
 
IPBES-2 Plenary discusses and adopts decisions on the work programme
 
Yvette Velasquez, Honduras
 
Andreas Obrecht, Switzerland
 
Shirin Karryeva, Turkmenistan
 
Delegates from the EU consulting
 
Simon Mitambo, IIFBES
 
Royal Gardner, Ramsar Convention
 
Adem Bilgin, Bureau member
 
Nadjat Said Abdallah, Comoros
 
Oleg Shamanov, the Russian
Federation, speaking on behalf of
Eastern Europe
 
Christine Dawson, US
 
   
L-R: Naohisa Okuda and Junichiro Kuji, Japan
   
 
IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri gaveled the meeting to a close at 7:37pm
 
IPBES SNAPSHOTS
 
   
Anne Larigauderie, incoming IPBES Executive Secretary (center front row) with IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid
Zakri
, interim IPBES Secretariat, delegates from the Bureau, the MEP and Japan
   
 
L-R: Adem Bilgin, Bureau member; Anne Larigauderie, incoming IPBES Executive Secretary, and
Neville Ash
, UNEP
 
 
L-R: Larissa Lima Costa, Carlos Scaramuzza, and Saulo
Arantes Ceolin
, Brazil
 
L-R: Nikki Criticos and Stanley Vidolo, UNON
 
 
L-R: Solene Le Doze-Turvill, UNEP, and Leonel Sierralta, Bureau member
 
IPBES interim Secretariat staff
 
IPBES-2 participants from Latin America and the Caribbean
 
Participants from MEA Secretariats: Elysabeth David, UNCCD; Royal Gardner, Ramsar Convention;
Marci Yeater, CITES; and Simone Schiele, CBD
 
   
IPBES-2 staff from the interim IPBES Secretariat, UNON, and Turkey
   
 
   
IPBES-2 ENB team: Claudio Chiarolla, Paula Barrios, Claudia Friedrich, Eugenia Recio, Kate Louw,
and Franz Dejon
   
 

Friday, 13 December 2013

On Friday, 13 December 2013, IPBES-2 met in contact groups during the day and in Plenary in the evening. In the contact groups, delegates addressed the programme of work, including the terms of reference (ToR) for the task forces; the budget; and rules and procedures. In the evening Plenary, delegates adopted decisions on the work programme’s conceptual framework and on financial and budgetary arrangements. It was announced that Anne Larigauderie was appointed IPBES Executive Secretary.

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L-R: IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri in discussion with Robert Watson, Bureau member and contact group Co-
Chair on rules and procedure
 
PLENARY
 
L-R: IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri on screen with Neville Ash, UNEP
 
François Lengrand, France, consulting with Belgium
 
L-R: Marci Yeater, CITES; Royal Gardner, Ramsar Convention; David Cooper, CBD; and Elysabeth
David
, UNCCD
 
L-R: Keisha Garcia, Sub-global Assesment Network; Anastasia Gordon, Trinidad and Tobago; Clint
Lewis
, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; and Alwin Dornelly, Saint Lucia
 
   
French ecologist Anne Larigauderie is appointed as IPBES Executive Secretary
   
 
L-R: Sandra Díaz, MEP member, and Anne Larigauderie, incoming IPBES
Executive Secretary
 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

On Thursday, 12 December 2013, IPBES-2 met in contact groups. Delegates addressed the rules and procedures, including the issue of the MEP membership; the IPBES budget; and the initial work programme, including elements of the conceptual framework and the draft work programme for 2014-2018. Delegates agreed on the text of a draft decision on the conceptual framework.

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Christine Dawson, US (center), in discussion with delegates from Brazil and Colombia
 
Valeria González Posse, Argentina (second from left), in conversation with delegates from the EU
 
Dan Leskien, FAO (left), in conversation with participants from UNDP and UNESCO
 
L-R: Juana Mariño, Brigitte Baptiste, and Paola Avilan, Colombia
 
   
L-R: Lillian Mwangi, UN Office at Nairobi (UNON); Makiko Yashiro, UNEP; and Aoife Leahy,
UNON
   
 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

On Wednesday, 11 December 2013, IPBES-2 met to address communications and stakeholder engagement, including: the communications and outreach strategy; the stakeholder engagement strategy; and guidance on strategic partnerships. In the late morning and afternoon, delegates discussed institutional arrangements, including the UN collaborative partnership arrangements for the Platform’s work. Contact groups on rules and procedures, budget and the initial work programme met throughout the day.

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View of the IPBES-2 registration area
 
   
L-R: Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Bureau member, in conversation with Bradnee Chambers, CMS
Executive Secretary
   
 
L-R: H. Houssoyni, Comoros; Augustin Ngoliele, Republic of Congo; Najat Said Abdallah, Comoros; Emmanuel
Bayani Ngoyi, Gabon; and Jean Bruno Mikissa, Gabon
 
Claudia Friedrich, ENB, looking at Turkish silk products
 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

On Tuesday, 10 December 2013, the second meeting of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-2) reconvened in Antalya, Turkey. In the morning, delegates continued discussion on: the initial work programme of the Platform, including the draft work programme for 2014-2018 and the conceptual framework; the financial and budgetary arrangements for 2014-2018; and options for the trust fund and financial procedures. In the late morning and afternoon, delegates turned to the rules and procedures for the Platform’s operation. Three contact groups also met to discuss the initial work programme, the budget, and rules and procedures.

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View of the Rixos Sungate, Antalya, Turkey, venue of IPBES-2 with picturesque Taurus Mountains in the
background. Photo by Claudia Friedrich
   
 
L-R: Christopher Briggs, Secretary-General, Ramsar Convention, in conversation with Neville
Ash
, UNEP
 
   
L-R: V. B. Mathur and Sujata Arora, India
   
 
L-R: Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA, in conversation with Thomas Koetz, UNEP-WCMC
 

Monday, 9 December 2013

The second meeting of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) opened today in Antalya, Turkey. The meeting aims to agree on, inter alia: issues related to the initial programme of work of the Platform for 2014-2018; an outreach and communications strategy; financial and budgetary arrangements for the Platform; rules and procedures for the operation of the Platform; and institutional arrangements.

In the morning, delegates heard welcome messages from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey, and Veysel Eroğlu, Turkey's Minister of Forest and Water Affairs, urging for the adoption of decisions in Antalya to operationalize the Platform. Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, called for adopting in Antalya the proposed budget and work programme to further implement IPBES. Delegates held a minute of silence to honour Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at the age of 95.

Delegates then adopted the agenda and organization of work. During the morning and afternoon, discussions addressed: the initial work programme of the Platform, including the draft work programme for 2014-2018 and the conceptual framework; and the financial and budgetary arrangements for 2014-2018. Members of the Bureau and of the Multidisciplinary Panel of Experts (MEP) addressed comments by delegates on the proposed work programme of the Platform.

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Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana, on behalf of Africa, paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, former President of South
Africa and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, during the opening session of IPBES-2.
   
 
Başak Koç, GS TV ANA Haber, Turkey, Master of Ceremonies of the opening session, read the
messages from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey, and Veysel Eroğlu, Turkey's
Minister of Forest and Water Affairs
 
Video presentation by the government of Turkey
 
 
Nurettin Akman, Deputy Minister of Forest and Water Affairs, Turkey
 
Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director
 
 
   
IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri , Malaysia
   
 
   
IPBES-2 VIPs during the opening session
   
 
 
 
Related Links
Session resources

*Session website

*Session documents

*Session provisional annotated agenda

*Platform members

*Resources


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*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 6-13 July 2012, Bucharest, Romania

*IISD RS coverage of the Second Session of the Plenary Meeting on IPBES, 16-21 April 2012, Panama City, Panama

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