Highlights and images of main proceedings for 21 February 2016

Malaysia

Summary

On Sunday, 21 February 2016, participants gathered for the second and final day of the Stakeholder Days preceding the Fourth Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4 Stakeholder Days). 

In the morning, they heard a presentation on arrangements for stakeholder participation during the IPBES Plenary and discussed the creation of an open-ended inclusive network of IPBES stakeholders, the experience of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net), and challenges in bridging existing networks.

In the afternoon, participants discussed in breakout groups: how to enhance the engagement of indigenous people and local communities (IPLC); the procedure for the review of the Platform; linking existing networks to the IPBES Stakeholder network; and stakeholder coordination. Participants then gathered to hear report backs from the breakout groups and discuss the Stakeholders Statement for the opening plenary of IPBES-4. Participants then heard closing statements from dignitaries.

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Getting Ready for IPBES-4 Plenary

Cornelia Krug, Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité, France

Cornelia Krug, Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité, France, introducing IISD/ENB coverage of IPBES-4 to the participants

Building an Open-ended, Inclusive, Network of IPBES Stakeholders

Malte Timpte, Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research, Germany

Malte Timpte, Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research, Germany, giving a presentation on self-organization of the open-ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders

Simoné Maynard, Australian National University

Günter Mitlacher, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Panel (L-R): Günter Mitlacher, WWF; Owen Gaffney, Future Earth; and
Malte Timpte
, Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research, Germany

Faizal Parish, Global Environment Centre

Linda Anne Stevenson, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

Joji Cariño, Forest Peoples' Programme (FPP)

Jasper Montana, University of Cambridge

Solène LeDoze, UNDP

Solène LeDoze, UNDP, giving an introduction to BES-Net

Panel (L-R): Jasper Montana, University of Cambridge; Teuta Skorin, IPBES Engagement Network; Eva Spehn, Swiss Biodiversity Forum; Romano De Vivo, Syngenta Head Environmental Policy and Sustainable Productivity (EAME); and Joji Cariño, FPP

Jasper Montana, University of Cambridge

Joji Cariño, FPP

Teuta Skorin, IPBES Engagement Network

Eva Spehn, Swiss Biodiversity Forum

Romano De Vivo, Syngenta Head Environmental Policy and Sustainable Productivity (EAME)

Lars Opgenoorth, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

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

Breakout Groups

Breakout Group on Linking Existing Networks and the IPBES Stakeholder Network

Breakout Group on the Procedure for the Review of the Platform

Breakout Group on the Draft Statement to Plenary

Breakout Group on How to Enhance Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities' Engagement

Participants raising hands to agree on the draft statement

Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA,
consulting with Romano De Vivo, Syngenta

Laurence Perianin, IUCN

IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri

Participants Networking

Group photo of the participants at Stakeholder Days

Participants

Non-state coalitions
IPLC