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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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Highlights for Tuesday, 10 December 2013
 

IPBES

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.

View of the Rixos Sungate, Antalya, Turkey, venue of IPBES-2 with picturesque Taurus Mountains in the
background
 
INITIAL WORK PROGRAMME OF THE PLATFORM
 
IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri presiding over the morning plenary session
 
Christopher Briggs, Secretary-General,
Ramsar Convention
Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard,
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Bradnee Chambers, Executive
Secretary, Convention on Migratory
Species (CMS)
 
L-R: Margarita Clemente Muñoz, Chair of the CITES Plants Committee, and Marci Yeater,
CITES
 
Preston Hardison, Tulalip Tribes
 
Elysabeth David, UN Convention to
Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
 
Daniel Nicer, the Philippines
 
Dan Leskien, UN Food and Agriculture Organization
(FAO)
     
Nermin Wafa, League of Arab States
 
L-R: Christopher Briggs, Secretary-General, Ramsar Convention, in conversation with Neville
Ash
, UNEP
 
RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION OF THE PLATFORM
 
Bob Watson, Bureau Member for Western Europe and Other States
 
Valeria González Posse, Argentina
Somaly Chan, Cambodia
Natalya Minchenko, Belarus
 
MEP Co-Chair Mark Lonsdale, Australia
 
Agustin Ngoliele, Republic of Congo
 
Oleg Shamanov, the Russian Federation
 
Junshing Li, China
 
Diego Pacheco, Bolivia
 
Marcel Jouve, France
     
Ayman Tharwat, Egypt
 
L-R: Larissa Lima Costa and Saulo Arantes Ceolin, Brazil
 
   
L-R: Bob Watson, Bureau Member for Western Europe and Other States, and MEP Co-Chair Mark Lonsdale,
on screen during the afternoon plenary session
   
 
L-R: Bradnee Chambers, CMS Executive Secretary, and IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri
 
IPBES-2 SNAPSHOTS
 
L-R: V. B. Mathur and Sujata Arora, India
 
L-R: Nalini Sharma and Makiko Yashiro, UNEP
 
Delegates from Malaysia
 
Lily Rodriguez, German Research Foundation, looking at a Turkish exhibit on fish and game release
 
IPBES exhibitor playing a traditional Turkish flute.
Photo by Claudia Friedrich
 
L-R: Rashad Allahverdi, Azerbaijan,and Sirikul Bunpapong, Thailand, at the IPBES exhibition
 
L-R: Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA, in conversation with Thomas Koetz, UNEP-WCMC
 
 
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*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 to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP11) - “A stronger UNCCD for a Land-Degradation Neutral World”, 16-27 September 2013, Windhoek, Namibia

*IISD RS coverage of the Twenty-seventh Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC27/GMEF), 18-22 February 2013, UN Office, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS coverage of IPBES-1, 21-26 January 2013, Bonn, Germany

*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

*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

*IISD RS coverage of the First Session of the Plenary Meeting on IPBES, 3-7 October 2011, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

*IISD RS archive of meetings on biodiversity

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