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Second Session of the Plenary Meeting on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

16-21 April 2012 | Panama City, Panama
Highlights for Saturday, 21 April 2012
IPBES

The second session of the plenary meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) held its sixth and final day of discussions today in Panama City, Panama. Delegates met in the morning and afternoon to discuss a number of outstanding issues, including rules of procedure and possible intersessional work to prepare for the first session of the Platform’s plenary. In the evening, delegates worked through remaining issues and eventually adopted the report of the meeting and a decision establishing the IPBES. Chair Robert Watson declared the meeting closed at 8:57pm.

Please return to this site on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 for a summary and brief analysis of this meeting.

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Standing ovation for the establishment of IPBES and work of Chair Robert Watson.
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A precarious moment in the negotiations.
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Paulino Franco, Brazil
Oliver Lewis, US
Jose Romero, Switzerland
Luis Javier Campuzano, Mexico
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Carolina Caceres, CITES; David Cooper, CBD; Dan Leskien, FAO; Fernando Spina, CMS;Anada Tiega, Ramsar; Marci Yeater, CITES and Salvatore Arico, UNESCO
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Geoff Hicks, New Zealand reading the ENB.
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Fu Changua and Liu Guozhi, China
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Shizuka Hashimoto, Kyoto University; Christine Von Weizsacker, ECOROPA; Axel, Paulsch, Germany; Eder Zanetti, UNEMAT
Daniel M. Nicer, the Philippines
Idunn Eidheim, Norway
Khaled Hashem, Egypt
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Valeria Gonzalez Posse, Argentina
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Kevin Cash, Canada
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Ibrahim Thiaw and Neville Ash, UNEP; Christine Dawson, US
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Shizuka Hashimoto, Kyoto University
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Delegates consulting during lunch break.
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Anada Tiega, Ramsar; Fernando Spina, CMS; Renate Christ, IPCC; Jane Smart, IUCN; Cyrie Sendashonga, IUCN
Hem Pande, India and Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani, Pakistan
Renate Christ, IPCC
Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Ghana
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The EU pondering the way forward.

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