Highlights and images of main proceedings for 22 February 2016

Malaysia

Summary

The Fourth Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiveristy and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4) opened on Monday, 22 February 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In the morning, delegates heard opening statements, addressed organizational matters and heard reports on progress in implementing the Platform’s work programme.

In the afternoon, delegates attended a formal opening ceremony, followed by a plenary discussion on: the thematic assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production; the methodological assessment on scenarios and modeling; capacity building; indigenous and local knowledge (ILK); and the scoping report for a global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services. 

In the evening, delegates were invited to attend a reception hosted by the Government of Malaysia.

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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Opening Plenary

IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri

Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat, and IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie

Christine Dawson, US

Hayo Haanstra, the Netherlands

Hem Pande, India

Hesiquio Benítez Díaz, Mexico

Larbi Sbai, Morocco

Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia

Idunn Eidheim, Norway

José Romero, Switzerland

Thomas Brooks, IUCN

Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, Future Earth

Kevin Cash, Canada

Odipo Osano, University of Eldoret

CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias

Opening Ceremony

Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia (center), arrives at the opening ceremony of IPBES-4

(L-R): Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia; Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia; IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri; and IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie, standing for the national anthem of Malaysia

Delegates standing for the national anthem of Malaysia

Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia

Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia

IPBES Chair Abdul Hamid Zakri and IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie

Afternoon Plenary

The dais during the afternoon plenary

Xavier Sticker, France

Nina Vik, Norway

José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala

Junsheng Li, China

Fundisile Mketeni, South Africa

Hilde Eggermont, Belgium

IPBES Chair Alfred Oteng-Yeboah

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

Agus Muktamar, Indonesia

Shigetoshi Hatazawa, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

Natalya Minchenko, Belarus

Paul Leadley, Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Laboratory, University of Paris-Sud, France

Participants Networking

David Cooper, CBD, consulting with Paul Leadley, Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Laboratory, University of Paris-Sud, France, at dinner reception

Around the Venue

Dinner reception

Malaysia traditional perfomance dancers