Highlights and images for 27 February 2016



IPBES-4 delegates met in two contact groups in the morning, afternoon and into the evening. Plenary convened briefly in the early afternoon to take stock of progress.

Contact Group I considered the scoping reports for a methodological assessment on diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, and a thematic assessment on invasive alien species (IAS) and their control.

Contact Group II concluded the negotiation of the summary for policy makers (SPM) of the methodological assessment of scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services,  discussed proposed future work on scenarios and modelling and the review of the platform.

The Budget group met at lunch time and in the evening.

Work in all groups continued into the night.

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IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie

Doug Beard, US

Sorka Jannet Copa Romero, Bolivia

(L-R) IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri; Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat; Robert Watson, Co-Chair of Contact Group I; IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; Ivar Baste, Co-Chair of Contact Group II; and Thomas Spencer, Co-Chair of the contact group on budget

Mehrasa Mehrdadi, Iran, and Ratna Kusuma Ratna, Indonesia

Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani, Pakistan

Contact Group on the Scenarios and Models Assessment

Co-Chairs Ivar Baste and Asghar Fazel

View of the panel during the contact group on the scenarios and models assessment

Paul Leadley, MEP

Carolyn Lundquist, IPBES Expert

Hilde Eggermont, Belgium

Björn Ingendahl, Germany

Consultations among panelists of the contact group

Contact Group on the Diverse Conceptualization of Multiple Values of Nature and its Benefits Assessment

View of the contact group on the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits assessment

Agnès Hallosserie, France

Unai Pascual, MEP

Participants during the contact group on the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits assessment

Brenda McAfee, Canada

Fumiko Nakao, Japan

Contact Group on the Invasive Alien Species Assessment

Markus Fischer, Switzerland

Purna Chhetri, Bhutan

Joanne Perry, New Zealand

Delegates from Sweden

Contact Group on the Review of the Platform

View of the contact group on the review of the platform

Sebsebe Demissew Woodmatas and Marie Stenseke, MEP

Eduardo Enrique Lagos Pineda, Honduras

Luthando Dziba, South Africa

Rozália Érdiné Szekeres, Hungary

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