European Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an International Mechanism of Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity (IMoSEB) 

26-28 April 2007 | Geneva, Switzerland

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Thursday, 26 April - Friday, 27 April - Saturday, 28 April

Highlights for Friday, 27 April 2007

The European Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB continued on Friday, 27 April. Three working groups met in parallel sessions throughout the morning, before participants convened in plenary in the early afternoon to hear progress reports from each group. Discussions in the working groups continued in the afternoon. The key outcomes from each working group will be further discussed in plenary on Saturday.

Working Group One

Working group one, chaired by Andrew Stott, UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, considered needs for an IMoSEB, with discussions centering on issues identified in the “Needs and Options Document,” prepared by the IMoSEB Consultative Process Executive Secretariat, and at prior consultations. The group also explored who would be served by such needs.

Working Group Two

Working group two, chaired by Peter Bridgewater, Ramsar Convention, addressed options for an IMoSEB. Participants discussed the four options for an IMoSEB proposed in the “Needs and Options Document,” then drew on the most practical components from each option to develop a possible structure for an IMoSEB.

Working Group Three

Working group three, chaired by Sylvia Martínez, Swiss Biodiversity, discussed communication goals, such as making use of best available science and enhancing decision making. Participants also elaborated on sub-themes, including: communication objectives; message content; guidance on outputs; target audiences; concrete initiatives; types of communications; and appropriate language for effective communication.

Progress Reports on Working Groups in Plenary
Related Links

IMoSEB Resources
IMoSEB European Regional Consultation
IMoSEB Information Center and Documents
IMoSEB Background Information
IMoSEB Concept Note
Report on Progress of the Consultative Progress at CBD COP-8

IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) Resources
IISD RS summary report of the African Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 1-3 March 2007, Yaoundé, Cameroon (English: HTML - PDF) (Français: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS summary report of the North American Regional Consultation of the Consultative Process Towards an IMoSEB, 30-31 January 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (English: HTML - PDF) (Français: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the conference “Biodiversity in European Development Cooperation - supporting the sustainable development of partner countries” (the BEDC Conference), 19-21 September 2006, Paris, France
IISD RS coverage of the International Conference “Biodiversity: Science and Governance” (Paris Conference), 24-28 January 2005, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, Paris, France
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