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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 Friday, 13 December 2013
 

IPBES

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.

L-R: IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri in discussion with Robert Watson, Bureau member and contact group Co-Chair on rules and procedure
 
CONTACT GROUPS
 
L-R: Carlos Alfredo Joly, Brazil, Co-Chair of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP); Alfred
cOteng- Yeboah
, Bureau member and contact group Co-Chair on the work programme; Ivar
Baste
, Bureau member and contact group Co-Chair on the work programme; and Paul Leadley,
MEP member
 
Contact group on the work programme discussing the terms of reference for the task forces on capacity building,
knowledge and data, and indigenous and local knowledge.
 
View of the contact group on rules and procedures in session
 
L-R: Masa Nagai, UNEP; Robert Watson, Bureau member and contact group Co-Chair on rules and procedures; Leonel Sierralta, Bureau member and contact group Co-Chair on rules and procedures; MEP Co-Chair Mark Lonsdale; and Neville Ash, UNEP
 
Juana Mariño, Colombia (center), consulting with contact group
Co-Chairs Watson and Sierralta
Adem Bilgin, Bureau member, in discussion with contact group
Co-Chairs Watson and Sierralta
 
Contact group Co-Chairs Sierralta and Watson in discussion with Adem Bilgin, Bureau member, and
Christine Dawson, US
 
Kangayatkarasu Nagulendran, Malaysia, in discussion with delegates from Thailand
Delegates from China consulting
 
 
Edgar Selvin Pérez Pérez, MEP member, consulting with
contact group Co-Chair Watson
 
Delegates from Lithuania consulting
 
 
PLENARY
 
L-R: IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri on screen with Neville Ash, UNEP
 
French ecologist Anne Larigauderie is appointed as IPBES Executive Secretary
 
Patrick Léon Pedia, Côte d'Ivoire
 
Isabel Sousa Pinto, Portugal
 
Victor Canton, Uruguay
 
L-R: Joji Cariño, Forest Peoples Programme, and Maria Elena Regpala, Tebtebba Foundation
 
Yousef Saleh Al-Hafedh, MEP member
 
Anastasia Gordon, Trinidad and Tobago
 
Gaston Akouehou, Benin
 
   
L-R: Trine Hay Setsaas and Tone Solhaug, Norway
   
 
L-R: Neville Ash, UNEP, in discussion with Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation, and Adem Bilgin, Bureau
member
 
IPBES SNAPSHOTS
 
   
Delegates from Turkey, Germany, Lithuania and the UK at the General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National
Parks of Turkey booth
   
 
L-R: Frederick Castell, FAO; Charles McNeill, UNDP; Elizabeth Mrema, UNEP; and Solene
Le Doze-Turvill
, UNEP
 
L-R: Eugenia Recio and Kate Louw, IISD Reporting Services/ENB, in conversation with IPBES
Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri
 
L-R: MEP Co-Chair Mark Lonsdale; Sebsebe Demissew, MEP member; and Gemedo Dalle Tussie,
Ethiopia
 
Turkish exhibit on carpets and weaving. Photo by Claudia Friedrich
 
 
Turkish exhibit on local handicrafts
 
Turkish exhibition on nature and livelihoods
 
 
   
IPBES participant learning how to weave a traditional Turkish carpet
   
 
 
 
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