Highlights and images for 25 February 2016



IPBES-4 delegates met in two contact groups throughout the day. Contact Group I finalized the negotiation of the summary for policy makers (SPM) of the assessment on pollination, pollinators and food production and began its work on indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems. 

Contact Group II considered a revised draft of the scoping report for a global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and started paragraph-by-paragraph negotiations of the SPM for the methodological assessment on scenarios and modeling of biodiversity and ecosystem services. 
Discussions in both contact groups continued into the night.

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Contact Group on the Pollination Assessment

Panelists for the contact group on the pollination assessment

Delegates from Germany consulting

Alfonso Wilson Rojas, Ecuador,
and Angela González Grau, Costa Rica

Saida Laouar, Algeria

Yousef Saleh Al-Hafedh, Saudi Arabia

View of the contact group on the pollination assessment

Sorka Jannet Copa Romero, Bolivia

Hélène Soubelet, France

Habib Gademi, Chad, reading the Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Esko Hyvärinen, Finland

Participants during the contact group on the pollination assessment

MEP Members: (L-R) Rodrigo A. Medellín, Mexico; Marie Roué, France; Jean Bruno Mikissa, Gabon; and Carlos Alredo Joly, Brazil

Stefan Jungcurt and Beate Antonich, ENB, in informal consultations with José Romero, Switzerland

Brian Nelson, Ireland

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Contact Group on a Global Assessment

Contact group co-chairs consulting with IPBES secretariat

Sheikh Mohammed Tauhidul Islam, Bangladesh

Ileana del Carmen Villalobos Perozo, Venezuela

View of the contact group on a global assessment

Fainahappy Elia Kimambo, Tanzania

Fumiko Nakao, Japan

Oloya Collins, Uganda

Keimpe Wieringa, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Contact Group on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems

Douglas Nakashima, Head, Technical Support Unit, Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems, and Tamar Pataridze, Co-Chair Task Force on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

View of the contact group on indigenous and local knowledge systems

Mike Ipanga Mwaku, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Preston Hardison, Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education (TEBTEBBA)

Contact Group on the Scenarios and Models Assessment

The panel during the contact group on the scenarios and models assessment

Co-Chair Ivar Baste

Karachepone Ninan, India

Simon Ferrier, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

View of the contact group on the scenarios and models assessment

Mette Gervin Damsgaard and Neil Burgess, Denmark

Gabriele Obermayr, Austria

Jean-François Silvain, France

Choong-Ki Kim, Republic of Korea

Ann Bartuska, US

Sebsebe Demissew Woodmatas, MEP

Vinod Mathur, MEP

Parkinson Ndonye, Kenya

Ahmed El Khouly, Egypt

Panelists of the contact group on the scenarios and models assessment

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