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IPBES III
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L-R: Vice-chair Thomas, Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP and Chair Chan-woo were all smiles at the successful conclusion of the meeting.

Friday, 11 June 2010

On Friday, after long negotiations over the functions of an IPBES, its guiding principles and the next steps, delegates adopted the Busan Outcome document which sets the path for establishing an IPBES. Chair Chan-woo, in his closing remarks, emphasized the historic nature of this moment for Busan, Republic of Korea and the International Year of Biodiversity. Hailing the participants as "heroes of the moment" he gavelled the meeting to a close at 10:51 pm Busan time.

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L-R: Vice-chair Thomas, Vice-chair Watson and Chair Chan-woo

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Participants to IPBES III applaud the adoption of the Busan Outcome Document.

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UNEP and Korean organizing committees jumping for joy at the successful conclusion of the meeting.

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UNEP staff showing their excitement at the conclusion of the meeting.

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Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP taking the photo op.

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Thursday, 10 June 2010

On Thursday morning, IPBES III participants negotiated text: on building capacity and funding; and on negotiated text prepared by the Contact Group on processes that a new platform should support. At the end of the morning session, the chair convened a friends of the chair group to draft text on the chapeau and announced that the drafting group would meet to discuss the structure of the outcomes document. In the afternoon and into the evening, negotiations continued on the legal status of an IPBES, the draft Busan outcome document and its chapeau.

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L-R: Delegates from the Republic of Korea, Myong Hwan Kim and Suho Seong discussing the draft text.

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L-R: Delegates from Yemen, Abdul-Hakim Aulaiah and Waleed Alshahari.

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Prudence Galega, Cameroon

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Mandiaye Ndiaye, Senegal

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Vice-chair Dusan Ognjanovic, Serbia

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Wednesday, 09 June 2010

On Wednesday, after hearing the reports from the drafting group on the Busan outcomes document and from the contact group on options for processes, IPBES III participants engaged in negotiation on text for the function or work programme of the new platform. In the afternoon, delegates continued negotiating text on assessments, policy formulation and implementation, and building capacity. Two contact groups met during the day to forward discussions on the function or work programme of the new platform and on outstanding issues on generation of knowledge and regular and timely assessments.

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L-R: Dais during the morning plenary session with Makiko Yashiro, UNEP; Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP, Vice-chair Robert Watson; Chair Kim Chan-woo.

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Delegates from Spain discussing text.

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Australian delegates in consultation.

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Tuesday, 08 June 2010

The third ad hoc intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder meeting on an IPBES continued discussions on Tuesday. Delegates nominated Dusan Ognjanovic (Serbia) as fourth vice-chair and during the day reviewed options for: the function, or work programme, of a new platform; its legal basis, governance and implementation structure; funding; and need for, location and host of a secretariat. They also engaged in a second reading of the processes that a new platform should support. A drafting group on an outcomes document and a contact group on options for the processes convened in the evening.

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Chair Kim Chan-woo

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Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP

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Vice-chair Robert WatsonS

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Monday, 07 June 2010

The third ad hoc intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder meeting on an intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES) opened on Monday in Busan, Republic of Korea. In the morning, delegates heard opening statements and began discussing whether to establish an IPBES. In the afternoon, delegates considered options for: strengthening the science-policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services; processes that a new platform should support; and function or work programme of the new platform.

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Hur Nam-sik, Mayor of Busan, expressed the hope that this meeting would strengthen international cooperation on biodiversity.

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Lee Maanee, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea, expressed concern about the growing gap between scientific knowledge about biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation.

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, identified two key roles for an IPBES: providing a platform for intense dialogue and collective action needed to achieve an urgent and significant shift in addressing biodiversity loss; and enhancing the capacity of developing countries to contribute to global efforts.

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L-R: Hur Nam-sik, Mayor of Busan; Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director; and Lee Maanee, Minister of Environment, Republic of Korea.

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Related Links
IPBES resources
*IPBES III web site
*IPBES III documents
*Provisional agenda
*Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF), 24-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
*IPBES II
*IPBES II documents
*GC-25/GMEF, 16-20 February 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
*IPBES I
*IPBES I documents
*November 2008 press release

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GCSS-11/GMEF, 24-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
*IISD RS coverage of IPBES II, 5-9 October 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-25/GMEF, 16-20 February 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of IPBES I, 10-12 November 2008, Putrajaya, Malaysia
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (CBD COP 9), 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS summary of the Final International Steering Committee of the Consultative Process Towards an International Mechanism of Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity (IMoSEB), 15-17 November 2007, Montpellier, France (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the South American Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 2-3 October 2007, Bariloche, Argentina
*IISD RS summary of the Asian Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 24-25 September 2007, Beijing, China (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary of the European Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 26-28 April 2007, Geneva, Switzerland (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary of the African Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 1-3 March 2007, Yaoundé, Cameroon (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the North American Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 30-31 January 2007, Montréal, Québec, Canada
*IISD RS coverage of the International Conference “Biodiversity: Science and Governance”, 24-28 January 2005, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Headquarters, Paris, France
*Biodiv-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin American and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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