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Stakeholder Days Prior to the Third Session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-3)

10-11 January 2015 | Bonn, Germany

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Stakeholder Days prior to the third session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-3) concluded on Sunday, 11 January 2015 at the World Conference Centre in Bonn. Two panel sessions convened to discuss messages to IPBES-3 based on highlights from the work of IPBES and experiences in stakeholder engagement under the IPBES task forces. Participants continued discussions in five break out groups on: the proposed stakeholder engagement strategy; stakeholder coordination at IPBES-3; inter-sessional work; concrete stakeholder contributions to the IPBES deliverables; and how to address conflict of interest procedures.

During the closing session, participants agreed to continue consultations during IPBES-3 to ensure a high profile for stakeholder issues.

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View of of the Stakeholder Days plenary session

 
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORK OF IPBES
         
 
Thomas Brooks, IUCN
IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie
 
   
L-R: Eileen de Ravin, UN Development Programme (UNDP); Douglas Nakashima, UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO); Thomas Brooks, IUCN; IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; Benjamin Graub, UN Food
and Agriculture Organization (FAO); and Nalini Sharma, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
   
 
 
Eileen de Ravin, UNDP
 
Nalini Sharma, UNEP
 
 
Douglas Nakashima, UNESCO
Benjamin Graub, FAO
 
   
L-R: Jerry Harrison, UNEP-Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC); Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition; and Pierluigi
Bozzi
, International University Network on Culture and Biological Diversity (SPES)
   
 

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Stakeholder Days prior to IPBES-3 opened on Saturday, 10 January 2015, at the Museum Koenig in Bonn, Germany. Following welcome remarks from IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie, and Wolfgang W├Ągele, Director, Museum Koenig, participants held an exchange with the IPBES Secretariat on progress in implementing the IPBES Work Programme and the draft stakeholder engagement strategy.

Participants then convened in the first of three break out sessions for a more in-depth discussion on key issues for stakeholders. The discussions covered: stakeholder coordination during IPBES-3, including feedback on the draft stakeholder engagement strategy, building on lessons learned from previous IPBES Plenary sessions; how to coordinate activities with a diverse stakeholders during intersessional periods; and some concrete proposals for stakeholder contributions to the IPBES Work Programme.

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Estelle Balian, Stakeholder Days facilitator, welcomed participants.
   
 
   
Participants raising flags during an ice-breaking exercise.
   
 
 
IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie, presented an overview of the IPBES Work Programme.
 
Irini Roumboglou, IPBES Secretariat, presented the revised draft of the stakeholder engagement strategy.
 
 
   
L-R: IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; Irini Roumboglou, IPBES Secretariat; Thomas Brooks, IUCN; and Cornelia Krug, ICSU, responding to questions from participants.
   
 
Stefan Hotes, Philipps University Marburg
Lily Rodriguez, German Research Foundation
 
   
Stakeholder Days facilitators preparing for the session.
   
 
   
Participants at the break out session on stakeholder coordination.
   
 
L-R: Christine von Weizs├Ącker, ECOROPA and Moustafa Fouda, Egypt
 
African savana exhibit at the Museum Koenig
 
A colony of fire ants one of the few living exhibits at the Museum Koenig
 
Stakeholder Days team confirm a successful conclusion of the meeting
 
 
 
Specific funding for IISD RS coverage of this event has been provided by the IPBES Secretariat
IPBES Secretariat

Related Links
IPBES Resources

*Event Provisional Agenda

*Revised Draft IPBES Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

*Stakeholder Processes

*Overview of IPBES-related Recommendations and Resolutions from other Multilateral Environmental Processes

*IPBES-3 Website and Documents

*IPBES-3 Provisional Annotated Agenda

*Platform Members

*IPBES Resources

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