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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Third session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-3)

12-17 January 2015 | Bonn, Germany

Daily Web Coverage
Highlights for Monday, 12 January 2015
IPBES-3 opened on Monday, 12 January 2015, in Bonn, Germany. In the morning, delegates heard opening statements from dignitaries, regional groups and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and discussed: organizational matters; membership of the Platform; credentials; and reports from the IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie and Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) members on implementing the work programme 2014–2018.

In the afternoon, delegates resumed their discussions on implementing the work progamme, and deliberated on the task forces on capacity-building, knowledge and data and indigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK).

Delegates were invited to attend an evening reception hosted by the Government of Germany.
IPBES-3 Bureau consulting with IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri (center).
IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie thanking Minister Barbara Hendricks.

OPENING PLENARY
 
   
View of the IPBES-3 plenary session at the World Conference Center Bonn.
   
 
IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie
IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri
 
Jacqueline McGlade, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
 
Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn, Germany
 
Barbara Hendricks, Minister, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
 
STATEMENTS
 
Abdul Rahim Bin Nik, Malaysia
 
Ilona Mendziņa, Latvia
 
Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico
 
Fundisile Mketeni, South Africa
Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and
Herzegovina
David Cooper, Convention on Biological
Diversity (CBD)
 
Carolyn Lundquist, Society for
Conservation Biology presented the
outcomes of the Stakeholder Days held
prior to IPBES-3.
 
Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive
Secretary of the African-Eurasian
Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)
speaking for the Convention on
Migratory Species (CMS)
 
Marceil Yeater, Convention on
International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
 
   
Oleg Shamanov, Russian Federation
   
 
REPORTS
 
Mark Lonsdale, MEP member, Australia
IPBES Vice-Chair Robert Watson
 
Haigen Xu, China
Prudence Tangham Galega, Cameroon
Doug Beard, US
 
INITIAL WORK PROGRAMME OF THE PLATFORM
 
   
L-R: Mark Lonsdale, MEP member, Australia; IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; IPBES Chair Abdul
Hamid Zakri
; Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat; IPBES Vice-Chair Robert Watson; and Masa Nagai, UNEP
     
 
Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
 
Adem Bilgin, Turkey
 
Krishna Chandra Pauldel, Nepal
 
Simon Nemtzov, Israel
 
Cornelia Krug, International Council for Science (ICSU)
 
Thomas Brooks, IUCN
 
   
Delegates from France consulting
   
 
 
L-R: Mohammed Al Toraif and Yousef Saleh
Al-Hafedh
, Saudi Arabia
 
L-R: Horst Freiburg and Marc Auer, Germany
 
 
   
L-R: Lily Rodriguez, German Research Foundation and Ione Anderson, Inter-American
Institute for Global Change Research
Specific funding for coverage of this session has been provided by the IPBES Secretariat
IPBES Secretariat

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