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Second Ad Hoc Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

5-9 October 2009 | Nairobi, Kenya

ipBes
Highlights for Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The Second Ad Hoc Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting on an IPBES continued plenary discussions on Wednesday. Chair Watson presented on the IPCC followed by an address by Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director. The Secretariat distributed “draft outcomes of discussions on 5 and 6 October 2009” for consideration.

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Monday, 5 October - Tuesday, 6 October - Wednesday, 7 October - Thursday, 8 October- Friday, 9 October
Plenary Discussion
L-R: Achim Steiner, UNEP; Chair Watson; and Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP.
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, said the knowledge for biodiversity is far richer today than for climate change 20 years ago, and that this enormous amount of available science needs to be channeled to empower decision makers.
Hamid Zakri, United Nations University, highlighted the role of the sub-global assessments in assisting an IPBES.
Heather Mackay, Ramsar Convention
Chair Watson presented an overview of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Participants during the IPCC presentation.
Adem Bilgin, Turkey
Fernando Coimbra, Brazil, asked for a presentation on the functioning and governance structure of the IPCC.
Geoff Hicks, New Zealand, expressed its support for any initiative that allows evidence-based findings.
Christine Dawson (US) (right) with other members of the US delegation.
The UK delegation during the morning's proceedings.
Lars Berg, EU, highlighted the role of an IPBES in creating a common knowledge platform.
Moustafa Fouda, Egypt, called for an IPBES to assist in capacity building of community-based natural resource management.
John Matuszak, US, underscored that environmental impact assessments need to include baseline information.
Participants during the morning session.
Laurent Chazee, Tour du Valat Research Centre for the Conservation of Wetlands, said an important function of an IPBES should be to assess the usefulness of knowledge and information.

Olga Shugaeva, Russia

Henry Aryamanya-Mugisha, Uganda, called for supporting a long-term knowledge base at the national and sub-regional level.
Salvatore Arico, UNESCO
Participants during the morning session.
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Related Links
IPBES Resources
IPBES II website
IPBES II documents
Twenty-fifth session of the UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-25/GMEF)
IPBES I website
IPBES I documents
IPBES Concept Note ePeer Review
November 2008 Press Release

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IISD RS coverage of the North American Regional IMoSEB Consultation, 30-31 January 2007, Montréal, Canada
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