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IPBES III
Highlights for Monday, 07 June 2010
 
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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.
 
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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Delegates during the opening plenary.

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Delegates elected Kim Chan-woo, Republic of Korea as chair.

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Robert Watson, UK was elected as Vice-Chair by acclamation.

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Statements:
 
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View of the IPBES plenary in session with Christine Dawson, US on the screen giving her statement.

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Margarita Clemente, Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)

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Jo Mulongoy, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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Maximillano Arienzo, Brazil

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Giannina Santiago, Colombia

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Masayoshi Mizuno, Japan

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Salvatore Arico, UNESCO

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Alfred Oteng Yeboah, Ghana, was elected as Vice-Chair for IPBES III.

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L-R: Uriel Safriez, Israel and Massoud Rezvanian, Iran

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Clarissa Arida, ASEAN Center for Biodiversity

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John Matuszak, US

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Sonia Hong, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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L-R: Bakary Kante and Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP

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Rudy van Dyke, UNON

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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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