Highlights and images for 23 February 2016



IPBES-4 delegates met in plenary during the morning and early afternoon for an initial exchange of views on scoping reports for: a global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services; a methodological assessment on the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits; a thematic assessment on invasive alien species (IAS); and a thematic assessment on the sustainable use of biodiversity. Delegates also took note of, and provided initial comments on, the following agenda items: tools for policy support; the 2016-2017 budget; nomination of bureau members; rules of procedure; procedures for review of the Platform; observers; and communications, stakeholder engagement and strategic partnerships. IPBES-4 Chair Zakri then established two contact groups that met in the afternoon and in the evening to continue discussions on these items. 

Contact Group I engaged in the negotiation of the SPM for the assessment on pollination, pollinators and food production. Contact Group II discussed the scoping report for a global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Morning Plenary

The panel at morning plenary

Emmanuel Munyeneh, Liberia, reading the Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Geoff Hicks, New Zealand 

Almuth Ostermeyer-Schlöder, Germany

Doug Beard, US

Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat

Paola Mosig, Mexico

Marcos Antonio Bednarski, Argentina

Tone Solhaug, Norway

François Bailet, United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UN/DOALOS)

El Khitma El Awad Mohammed, Sudan

Delegate from Japan

Mosimanegape Nthaka, Botswana

Raj Kumar, IUCN Asia

Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani, Pakistan

Jing Xu, China

Afternoon Plenary

The dais during the afternoon plenary

Ana Laura Mello, Uruguay

Gu Li, China

MEP members

Mehmed Cero, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and
Danitza Mariaca Vaca Guzman
, Bolivia

Anne Juepner, UNDP

Contact Group on Pollination Assessment

The panel during the contact group on pollination assessment

Chair Robert Watson

Ann Bartuska, US

Diana Mortimer, UK

View of the contact group on pollination assessment

Brian Nelson, Ireland

Clarissa Nina, Brazil

Contact Group on Global Assessment

The panel during the contact group on a global assessment

View of the contact group on a global assessment

Chair Ivar Baste

Sandra Myrna Díaz, MEP

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