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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 Thursday, 12 December 2013
 

IPBES

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.

Christine Dawson, US (center), in discussion with delegates from Brazil and Colombia
 
CONTACT GROUPS
 
Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Bureau member (left), in discussion with MEP and Bureau members
 
Contact group on the work programme discussing IPBES timetables and deliverables
 
L-R: Thomas Koetz, UNEP-WCMC; Nalini Sharma, UNEP; and Jerry Harrison, UNEP-WCMC, in
consultation
 
Contact group session on rules and procedures
 
Contact group Co-Chair Leonel Sierralta, Bureau member (second from right), led the group's afternoon discussions
 
IPBES SNAPSHOTS
 
Valeria González Posse, Argentina (second from left), in conversation with delegates from the EU
 
L-R: Nicola Breier, Germany, consulting with Jolyon Thomson, UK
 
   
L-R: Margarita Clemente Muñoz, Chair of the CITES Plants Committee, with Sofia Treviño and
Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico
   
 
 
L-R: Pawat Ruangvichatron, Thailand, and Ericka Anna Abad,
the Philippines
 
L-R: Jerry Harrison, UNEP-WCMC; Mary Rowen, US; Doug Beard, US;
and Thomas Koetz, UNEP-WCMC
 
 
L-R: Nermin Wafa, League of Arab States; Mohammed Mahassneh, Palestine; and Abdulhakim
Abdullah Rajeh Aulaiah
, Yemen
 
   
Dan Leskien, FAO (left), in conversation with participants from UNDP and UNESCO
   
 
L-R: Edgar Selvin Pérez Pérez, MEP member; Paola Avilan, Colombia; Eugenia Recio, IISD Reporting
Services/ENB; Brigitte Baptiste, Colombia; and Juana Mariño, Colombia
 
Presentation on "National Biodiversity Inventory and Monitoring" at the General Directorate of Nature
Conservation and National Parks of Turkey booth
 
Spencer Thomas, Bureau member (left), posing with Turkish delegates
 
L-R: Lillian Mwangi, UN Office at Nairobi (UNON); Makiko Yashiro, UNEP; and Aoife Leahy,
UNON
 
 
Kamile Çavdar, local Turkish artist, painting on parchment
 
Local Turkish calligraphers
 
 
   
Animal sculptures at the venue. Photo by Claudia Friedrich
   
 
PHOTOS FROM STAKEHOLDER DAY, 8 DECEMBER 2013
 
 
L-R: Neville Ash, UNEP; Anne Larigauderie, ICSU; Tamar Pataridze, MEP member; and Robert Watson, Bureau
member
 
PHOTOS FROM THE SIGNING OF THE HOST GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN TURKEY AND IPBES
 
L-R: Ahmet Özyanik, Director-General, General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks, Turkey; Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP
Deputy Executive Director; and IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri
 
 
 
 
 
 
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