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Fourth Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental
Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4)

20-28 February 2016 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, formally opens IPBES-4 and launches Malaysia's revised National Policy on Biological Diversity for 2016-2025

The Fourth Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiveristy and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4) opened on Monday, 22 February 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In the morning, delegates heard opening statements, addressed organizational matters and heard reports on progress in implementing the Platform’s work programme.

In the afternoon, delegates attended a formal opening ceremony, followed by a plenary discussion on: the thematic assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production; the methodological assessment on scenarios and modeling; capacity building; indigenous and local knowledge (ILK); and the scoping report for a global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services. 

In the evening, delegates were invited to attend a reception hosted by the Government of Malaysia.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Stakeholder Days and 4th Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4). Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.

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Opening Plenary

IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri


Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat, and IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie


Christine Dawson, US

Hayo Haanstra, the Netherlands


Hem Pande, India

Hesiquio Benítez Díaz, Mexico



Larbi Sbai, Morocco

Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia


Idunn Eidheim, Norway

José Romero, Switzerland


Thomas Brooks, IUCN

Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, Future Earth


Kevin Cash, Canada

Odipo Osano, University of Eldoret


CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias


Opening Ceremony


Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia (center), arrives at the opening ceremony of IPBES-4


(L-R): Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia; Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia; IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri; and IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie, standing for the national anthem of Malaysia

Delegates standing for the national anthem of Malaysia


Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia

Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia



IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri and IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie




Afternoon Plenary

The dais during the afternoon plenary


Xavier Sticker, France

Nina Vik, Norway


José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala

Junsheng Li, China


Fundisile Mketeni, South Africa

Hilde Eggermont, Belgium


IPBES Chair Alfred Oteng-Yeboah


Simon Ferrier, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)


Agus Muktamar, Indonesia

Shigetoshi Hatazawa, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan


Natalya Minchenko, Belarus


Paul Leadley, Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Laboratory, University of Paris-Sud, France

Participants Networking





David Cooper, CBD, consulting with Paul Leadley, Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Laboratory, University of Paris-Sud, France, at dinner reception

Around the Venue

Dinner reception


Malaysia traditional perfomance dancers


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Specific funding for coverage of IPBES 4 has been provided by the IPBES Secretariat
IPBES 4

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).