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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

Highlights for Thursday, 8 October 2009

Delegates discussed in plenary IPBES functions and potential governance structures. They also considered the draft outcomes of discussions distributed by the Secretariat, particularly on the gap analysis and needs.

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Plenary Discussion
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Shirin Karryeva, Turkmenistan, preferred the second option on possible governance structures for an IPBES.
Idunn Eidheim, Norway, stressed the importance of involving other biodiversity-related bodies to understand their existing assessments and capacity-building activities.
Christine Dawson, US, welcomed the discussion on the IPBES governance structure, noting it would help in reviewing its position on the proposed mechanism.
Jean Yves Lassana Traore, Burkina Faso
Agustaviano Sofjan, Indonesia, called for governments to nominate IPBES focal points to ensure sufficient coordination on the ground.
Mame Baba Cisse, Senegal, for the African Group, noted more discussion was needed on alternative potential governance structures other than those presented.
Sarah Titchen, Australia, said that more analysis and information is needed before a decision on establishing a new mechanism can be taken.
Carlota Molinero, UNEP, and Rajen Awotar, Council of Development, Environmental Studies and Conservation (Maudesco).
Daniel Chuburu, Argentina, speaks to Fernando Coimbra, Brazil.
Neville Ash, IUCN
Delegates before the session began.
John Scanlon, UNEP, with Mark Schulman, ENB.
Part of the Russian delegation before the proceedings began.
The Pax Romana delegation during the morning's proceedings.
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IPBES Resources
IPBES II website
IPBES II documents
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IPBES Concept Note ePeer Review
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IISD RS coverage of the North American Regional IMoSEB Consultation, 30-31 January 2007, Montréal, Canada
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