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Stakeholder Day and 6th Session of the Plenary of the
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-6)

17 and 18-24 March 2018 | Medellín, Colombia

Stakeholder Day

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Participants of the Stakeholder Day at the end of Saturday’s proceedings

The Stakeholder Day preceding the sixth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-6) was held on Saturday, 17 March 2018 in Medellín, Colombia, followed by the IPBES-6 Opening Ceremony. Stakeholder Day provided an opportunity for organizations interested in the IPBES process to discuss their engagement in the Plenary session. IPBES-6 is expected to finalize and launch five science-policy assessment reports and summaries for policymakers (SPMs): a thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration; and regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Europe and Central Asia.

Stakeholder Day discussions focused on:

  • Enhancing the impact of IPBES assessments, including through capacity building for uptake and a new online tool to track assessment impact;
  • The role of the participatory mechanism in incorporating indigenous and local knowledge in assessments, and the need to address barriers to full participation of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs);
  • Challenges in ensuring the policy relevance of assessments, and interpreting and communicating their findings; and
  • Next steps in implementing the IPBES Capacity-building Rolling Plan and how to prioritize requests for capacity building.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital coverage and daily reports from IPBES-6. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has produced a summary and analysis report of IPBES-6, which is now available in HTML and PDF.

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Welcome Remarks and Introductions

Moderator Carlos Tapia, Humboldt Institute

Moderator Arturo Mora, IUCN Colombia


Jonas Geschke, Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research, Germany

Introduction of different stakeholder groups


Participants engage in the session using the Mentimeter


Briefing on IPBES-6 Agenda and Key Topics

IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie

IPBES Chair Robert Watson

A participant during the session

Liliana Bravo-Monroy, British Ecological Society


Participants during the Q&A session


Panel Discussion: Communication, Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement

L-R: Moderator Arturo Mora, IUCN Colombia; Robert Spaull, IPBES Secretariat; Günter Mitlacher, WWF; Stefan Hotes, Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ); Tui Shortland, Te Kopu Pacific Indigenous and Local Knowledge Centre of Distinction, New Zealand; Jan Henning Sommer, University of Bonn; and Kristina Raab, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research


Robert Spaull, IPBES Secretariat

Stefan Hotes, GfÖ


Günter Mitlacher, WWF

Tui Shortland, Te Kopu Pacific Indigenous and Local Knowledge Centre of Distinction, New Zealand


A view of the room during the panel discussion


Panel Discussion: Inclusive Knowledge Building: ILK participatory Mechanism in IPBES Assessment

L-R: Moderator Carlos Tapia, Humboldt Institute; Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat; Brigitte Baptiste, Humboldt Institute; Joji Cariño, Forest Peoples Programme; Alba Alicia Rosero Alpala, Organización Indígena para la Investigación Tierra y Vida, Colombia; Zsolt Molnár, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary; and Peter Bates, UNESCO


Brigitte Baptiste, Humboldt Institute

Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat


Joji Cariño, Forest Peoples Programme

Alba Alicia Rosero Alpala, Organización Indígena para la Investigación Tierra y Vida, Colombia


Panel Discussion: Assessments Under Review at #IPBES6

L-R: Moderator Arturo Mora, IUCN Colombia; Felice van der Plaat, IPBES Secretariat; Luca Montanarella, Co-Chair of the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration; Jake Rice, Co-chair of the regional assessment for the Americas; Emma Archer, Co-chair of the regional assessment for Africa; Sonali Senaratna Sellamuttu, Co-chair of the regional assessment for Asia Pacific; and Mark Rounsevell, Co-chair of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia


Felice van der Plaat, IPBES Secretariat

Emma Archer, Co-chair of the regional assessment for Africa


Jake Rice, Co-chair of the regional assessment for the Americas

Sonali Senaratna Sellamuttu, Co-chair of the regional assessment for Asia Pacific


Panel Discussion: Building IPBES Stakeholders’ Community and its Capacity

Rob Hendriks, IPBES Capacity Task Force

Yesenia Hernández, Mexico


Adriana Flores, Contributing Author, Mexico

Alvaro Fernández-Llamazares, IPBES fellow


Carolyn Lundquist, IPBES Scenarios and Models Expert

Katja Heubach, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Jessika Carvajal Gonzales, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

A participant asks a question to the panel


Around the Venue

#IPBES6 Stakeholder Day Coordination Committee

Participants during informal consultations at the end of the event


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