Highlights and images of main proceedings for 20 February 2016

Malaysia

Summary

The Stakeholder Days preceding the Fourth Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES 4 Stakeholder Days) opened on Saturday, 20 February 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In the morning, participants met to hear opening statements from dignitaries. They also heard updates on IPBES and the implementation of its work programme thus far.

In the afternoon, participants were informed on the work of the task forces, and experiences from the first thematic and methodological assessments, and the regional assessments. A series of breakout group sessions then convened to discuss regional assessments, address how to best utilize the outcomes of the assessments on pollinators, scenarios and modeling, and capacity building, and prepare a draft opening statement for the IPBES 4 Plenary.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis report from the Stakeholder Days and 4th Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4). Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.

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Welcoming and Introductory Section


Panel (L-R): Megat Sany Megat Bin Ahmad Supiar Supian, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Malaysia; IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, Future Earth; Laurence Perianin, IUCN; and Raj Kumar, IUCN Asia

IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie
Megat Sany Megat Bin Ahmad Supiar Supian, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development

Laurence Perianin, IUCNOwen Gaffney, Future Earth

Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, Future Earth Raj Kumar, IUCN Asia

Introduction to IPBES and Stakehoders Engagement

IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie


Malte Timpte, Museum für Naturkunde, GermanyDirk Schmeller, Department of Conservation Biology
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research


Elikana Kalumanga, Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaRomano DeVivo, Europe, Africa, Middle East (EAME), Syngenta

Xiaojun Deng, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change ResearchKarachepone Ninan, Centre for Economics, Environment and Society, Bangalore, India


Million Belay, Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action (MELCA), EthiopiaThomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat

Paul Leadley, Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Laboratory, University of Paris-Sud, FranceYoke Ling Chee, Third World Network

Progress of the IPBES Work Programme


Task Forces Panel (L-R): Owen Gaffney, Future Earth; Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat; Ivar Baste, Chief of Scientific Assessment Branch, Division of Early Warning and Assessment in UNEP; and Brigitte Baptiste, Colombia

Ivar Baste, Chief of Scientific Assessment Branch, UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment
Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat

Aroha Mead, IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), New Zealand
Brigitte Baptiste, Colombia


TSU Pollination Panel (L-R): Vera Lúcia Imperatriz-Fonseca, University of São Paulo; Simon Potts, Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER); and Owen Gaffney, Future Earth

Vera Lúcia Imperatriz-Fonseca, University of São Paulo
Simon Potts, Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER)


TSU Scenarios Panel (L-R): Karachepone Ninan, Centre for Economics, Environment and Society, Bangalore, India; Simon Ferrier, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Owen Gaffney, Future Earth; Paul Leadley, the Ecology, Systematics and Evolution laboratory; and Rob Alkemade, The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)

Karachepone Ninan, Centre for Economics, Environment and Society, Bangalore, India
Simon Potts, Director of Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER)

Stefan Hotes, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Simon Ferrier, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)


Regional Assessments Panel (L-R): Amor Torre-Marin, Technical Support Unit: Europe and Central Asia Regional Assessment; Michele Walters, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa ; Felice van der Plaat, IPBES Secretariat; Sana Okayasu, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan; and Mauricio Bedoya, Head of Technical Support Unit-Americas Assessment

Felice van der Plaat, IPBES Secretariat

Mauricio Bedoya, Head of Technical Support Unit-Americas Assessment
Sana Okayasu, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Michele Walters, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
Amor Torre-Marin, Technical Support Unit: Europe and Central Asia Regional Assessment

Breakout Groups

Breakout Group on Regional Assessment

Breakout Group on How to Use the Outcomes of the Pollination Assessment

Breakout Group on How to Use the Outcomes of the Scenario Assessment

Breakout Group on Capacity Building

Participants Networking




Participants