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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Third session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-3)

12-17 January 2015 | Bonn, Germany

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Summary Highlights of the Meeting

Saturday, 17 January 2015

IPBES-3 convened on Saturday, 17 January 2015, for its final day of deliberations. During the stock-taking plenary in the morning, Co-Chairs of the contact groups on work programme and rules of procedure reported that they had completed their work. The contact groups on the budget and communications and stakeholder engagement strategies met straight after plenary to conclude their work.

During the closing plenary in the afternoon, delegates adopted decisions on the work programme, including scoping documents for assessments; rules of procedure, including conflict of interest; the budget; and the communications and stakeholder engagement strategies. Following closing statements, Chair Zakri closed the meeting at 7:12 pm.

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of IPBES-3 will be available on Tuesday, 20 January 2015.

Summary of the meeting in English (in HTML and in PDF format); in French (in HTML and in PDF format)

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IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri gavels the meeting to a close at 7:12 pm.
IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie, congratulates IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid
Zakri
, at the conclusion of the meeting.

PLENARY
 
   
L-R: Leonel Sierralta, Chile, Co-Chair of the contact group on budget; Mark Lonsdale, Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP)
member, Australia; IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri;
Nalini Sharma, IPBES Secretariat; and Masa Nagai, UNEP
   
 
Leonel Sierralta, Chile, Co-Chair of the contact group on
budget
Ivar Baste, Norway, Co-Chair of the contact group on the
work programme
 
 
Robert Watson, UK, Co-Chair of the contact group on
rules of procedure
 
Fundisile Mketeni, South Africa, Co-Chair of the contact
group on communications and stakeholder engagement
strategies
 
 
   
Delegates from Indonesia consulting during the session.
   
 
Maka Bitsadze, Georgia
 
Rahul Chand, Fiji
 
Suzi Heaton, Australia
 

Friday, 16 January 2015

IPBES-3 convened on Friday, 16 January 2015, to continue its deliberations. In the morning, discussions in the contact groups on the work programme and the communications and stakeholder engagement strategies resumed. Over lunch, the contact group on the budget met. In the afternoon, participants attended a stock-taking plenary, following which the contact groups on the work programme, rules of procedure, and the communications and stakeholder engagement strategies continued.

In the evening, the contact groups on the rules of procedure, the work programme and budget took place.

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L-R: IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; Leonel Sierralta, Chile, Co-Chair of
the contact group on budget; and IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri, consulting with
Masa Nagai, UNEP
 
Diego Pacheco Balanza, Bolivia
Ana María Hernández Salgar, Colombia
Patrick Leon Pedia, Côte d'Ivoire
 
Delegates from Sweden consulting during the session.
 
Xiushan Li, China
Najat Said Abdallah, Comoros
Andy Stott, UK
 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

IPBES-3 resumed its deliberations in contact groups on Thursday, 15 January 2015, in Bonn, Germany. The contact group on rules of procedure, and a joint session of the work programme and budget groups, met during the morning. The communication and stakeholder engagement strategies contact group met during lunch, where stakeholders presented an outline and budget for implementing the stakeholder engagement strategy. Four regional discussions on the regional assessments were held in the afternoon.

In the evening, the contact group on rules of procedure and a joint session of the work programme and budget contact groups took place.

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View of the delegates at the contact group.
   
 
Ivar Baste, Norway, Co-Chair of the contact group on the
work programme
Ann Bartuska, Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP)
member, US
 
Consultation by members of the Coordinated Stakeholders group. Photo by Claudia Friedrich
 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

IPBES-3 reconvened on Wednesday, 14 January 2015, in Bonn, Germany. Delegates initially convened in plenary to discuss the communication and stakeholder strategies, guidance on strategic partnerships and the institutional arrangements for the UN collaborative partnership arrangements for the Platform. Contact groups on budget, the work programme, communication and stakeholder strategies and rules of procedure met for the remainder of the day. Plenary reconvened briefly in the evening to hear updates on progress.

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Delegates from the EU consulting after the conclusion of the morning plenary session.
 
Salvatore Aricò, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
 
Adem Bilgin, Turkey, in informal consultation with delegates from the Russian Federation.
 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

IPBES-3 resumed its discussions on Tuesday, 13 January 2015, in Bonn, Germany. In the morning, delegates continued discussions on the task forces on knowledge and data, and Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems, and on budget issues. Delegates also heard a briefing from Rajendra Pachauri, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair.

Throughout the day delegates discussed implementation of the work programme, including scoping documents for assessments, guides on assessments and preliminary guides on the conceptualization of values. Delegates also considered rules of procedure and the communications and stakeholder engagement strategies in the afternoon.

The budget contact group met during lunch. The contact groups on the work programme and rules of procedures met during the evening.

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L-R: IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri;
and IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri
   
 
   
IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri
   
 
IPBES Vice-Chair Robert Watson
 
Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani, Pakistan
 
Jay Ram Adhikari, Nepal
 

Monday, 12 January 2015

IPBES-3 opened on Monday, 12 January 2015, in Bonn, Germany. In the morning, delegates heard opening statements from dignitaries, regional groups and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and discussed: organizational matters; membership of the Platform; credentials; and reports from the IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) members on implementing the work programme 2014–2018.

In the afternoon, delegates resumed their discussions on implementing the work progamme, and deliberated on the task forces on capacity-building, knowledge and data and indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK).

Delegates were invited to attend an evening reception hosted by the Government of Germany.

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IPBES-3 Bureau consulting with IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri (center).
 
View of the IPBES-3 plenary session at the World Conference Center Bonn.
 
   
Delegates from France consulting
   
 
 
L-R: Mohammed Al Toraif and Yousef Saleh
Al-Hafedh
, Saudi Arabia
 
L-R: Horst Freiburg and Marc Auer, Germany
 
 
   
L-R: Lily Rodriguez, German Research Foundation and Ione Anderson, Inter-American
Institute for Global Change Research
   
 
         
 
 
Specific funding for coverage of this session has been provided by the IPBES Secretariat
IPBES Secretariat

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