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IPBES side event at CBD COP 12, Wednesday 8 October (18:15)

2014, October 3 - 22:44

IPBES will hold a side event at CBD COP 12 on Wednesday 8 October (18:15) to update delegates on progress with implementation of the work programme. Please see the programme of the side event and document UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/28.

IPBES side event at CBD COP 12, Wednesday 8 October (18:15)

2014, October 3 - 22:44

IPBES held a side event at CBD COP 12 on Wednesday 8 October (18:15) to update delegates on progress with implementation of the work programme. Please see the programme of the side event and document UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/28.

Call for comments: revised draft stakeholder engagement strategy

2014, September 20 - 22:38

The secretariat would like to invite comments on the revised draft stakeholder engagement strategy from governments and stakeholders. Owing to a shortage of time, the second session of the Plenary did not consider the draft stakeholder engagement strategy and decided to defer further consideration of the document to its third session. Following the discussion, the Chair proposed “that the secretariat develop a revised version of the draft strategy for consideration by the Plenary.” In response to this request, the secretariat prepared a revised version of the draft stakeholder engagement strategy that was submitted to the Plenary at its second session. Comments to this draft document can be sent using the linked template to secretariat@ipbes.net by 3 October 2014.

Call for comments: revised draft stakeholder engagement strategy

2014, September 20 - 22:38

The secretariat would like to invite comments on the revised draft stakeholder engagement strategy from governments and stakeholders. Owing to a shortage of time, the second session of the Plenary did not consider the draft stakeholder engagement strategy and decided to defer further consideration of the document to its third session. Following the discussion, the Chair proposed “that the secretariat develop a revised version of the draft strategy for consideration by the Plenary.” In response to this request, the secretariat prepared a revised version of the draft stakeholder engagement strategy that was submitted to the Plenary at its second session. Comments to this draft document can be sent using the linked template to secretariat@ipbes.net by 3 October 2014.

Comments invited for the draft scoping reports for the regional and sub-regional assessments of IPBES

2014, September 19 - 19:19

Comments are invited for the draft scoping reports for the regional and sub-regional assessments of IPBES  (Deliverable 2b of the IPBES Work Programme) which was prepared by 125 experts who met in Paris, France, on 17 - 22 August 2014. Comments to this draft document can be sent using the linked template to secretariat@ipbes.net by 3 October 2014.

Comments invited for the draft scoping reports for the regional and sub-regional assessments of IPBES

2014, September 19 - 19:19

Comments are invited for the draft scoping reports for the regional and sub-regional assessments of IPBES  (Deliverable 2b of the IPBES Work Programme) which was prepared by 125 experts who met in Paris, France, on 17 - 22 August 2014. Comments to this draft document can be sent using the linked template to secretariat@ipbes.net by 3 October 2014.

IPBES 3 - Registration deadline extended to 31 October 2014

2014, September 19 - 19:07

The registration deadline for the  third session of the Platform's Plenary to be held from 12 to 17 January 2015, in Bonn, Germany has been extended to 31 October 2014. Supported participants from developing countries are especially encouraged to register on or before the deadline to provide ample time for travel arrangements. 

IPBES 3 - Registration deadline extended to 31 October 2014

2014, September 19 - 19:07

The registration deadline for the  third session of the Platform's Plenary to be held from 12 to 17 January 2015, in Bonn, Germany has been extended to 31 October 2014. Supported participants from developing countries are especially encouraged to register on or before the deadline to provide ample time for travel arrangements. 

IPBES Bureau Member and Vice-Chair for Africa receives the MIDORI Prize

2014, September 18 - 15:26

Congratulations to Alfred Oteng Yeboah, IPBES Bureau Member and Vice-Chair for Africa, on being among the winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014. The winners were announced on 8 September 2014 in Tokyo, Japan and Montreal, Canada. The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional or local levels.

IPBES Bureau Member and Vice-Chair for Africa receives the MIDORI Prize

2014, September 18 - 15:26

Congratulations to Alfred Oteng Yeboah, IPBES Bureau Member and Vice-Chair for Africa, on being among the winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014. The winners were announced on 8 September 2014 in Tokyo, Japan and Montreal, Canada. The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to honour individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional or local levels.

Call for Submissions: Indigenous and Local Knowledge on pollination and pollinators associated with food production

2014, September 17 - 10:27

The Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) task force has placed a call for submissions which aims to generate worldwide inputs on ILK for the thematic assessment on pollination. This is one element of the task force's effort to pilot procedures and approaches for building ILK into IPBES.  Further information about this call for submissions is available on the UNESCO website: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/links_call. The deadline for submissions is 10 October 2014. 

Call for Submissions: Indigenous and Local Knowledge on pollination and pollinators associated with food production

2014, September 17 - 10:27

The Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) task force has placed a call for submissions which aims to generate worldwide inputs on ILK for the thematic assessment on pollination. This is one element of the task force's effort to pilot procedures and approaches for building ILK into IPBES.  Further information about this call for submissions is available on the UNESCO website: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/links_call. The deadline for submissions is 10 October 2014. 

Stakeholder day prior to IPBES-3

2014, September 12 - 16:02

We would like to inform interested stakeholders that the stakeholder day prior to IPBES-3 will be held on Sunday 11 January 2015. Those wishing to participate are kindly requested to ask the organizations they represent to follow the accreditation and registration procedures for observer organizations and fill out the registration form found on the IPBES website: http://ipbes.net/registrationformipbes3

Organizations that were granted observer status for IPBES-2 do not to need to re-submit any documents. However, they will still
need to fill out the registration form on the IPBES website and respond to the question "Was your organisation represented in previous IPBES Plenaries?" by ticking the box "Yes". Organizations that were not granted observer status for IPBES-2 would need to tick the box "No" when responding to the same question and provide the necessary information. The Bureau will then review the list of those expressing their wish to be represented at IPBES-3 as observers, upon submission of such list by the secretariat. The deadline for accreditation and registration of observer organizations is 15 September 2014.

Stakeholder day prior to IPBES-3

2014, September 12 - 16:02

We would like to inform interested stakeholders that the stakeholder day prior to IPBES-3 will be held on Sunday 11 January 2015. Those wishing to participate are kindly requested to ask the organizations they represent to follow the accreditation and registration procedures for observer organizations and fill out the registration form found on the IPBES website: http://ipbes.net/registrationformipbes3

Organizations that were granted observer status for IPBES-2 do not to need to re-submit any documents. However, they will still
need to fill out the registration form on the IPBES website and respond to the question "Was your organisation represented in previous IPBES Plenaries?" by ticking the box "Yes". Organizations that were not granted observer status for IPBES-2 would need to tick the box "No" when responding to the same question and provide the necessary information. The Bureau will then review the list of those expressing their wish to be represented at IPBES-3 as observers, upon submission of such list by the secretariat. The deadline for accreditation and registration of observer organizations is 15 September 2014.

Comments invited on priority needs for capacity building

2014, September 9 - 18:03

The task force on capacity building held a meeting in Trondheim, Norway, on 21-23 May 2014 and identified a set of priority needs for capacity building. Comments to this draft document can be sent by 13 September 2014 to: secretariat@ipbes.net.

Comments invited on priority needs for capacity building

2014, September 9 - 18:03

The task force on capacity building held a meeting in Trondheim, Norway, on 21-23 May 2014 and identified a set of priority needs for capacity building. Comments to this draft document can be sent by 13 September 2014 to: secretariat@ipbes.net.

IPBES side event at the UNCBD COP 12

2014, September 9 - 11:45

The IPBES secretariat, with the support of UNEP-WCMC will hold a side event during the the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to provide details regarding the progress in implementing the IPBES work programme. Last December, the IPBES Plenary agreed a work programme for the period 2014-2018, and agreed the budget for the first two years. The intention of this side event is to brief participants on the progress made to date in implementing the IPBES work programme, and on what can be expected in the coming months and years. Opportunity will be provided for participants to discuss further how the work of IPBES can most effectively contribute to implementation of the CBD at all levels. The side event will be held on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at 18:15 (Hall F, Room 1 - Business Meeting Room).

IPBES side event at the UNCBD COP 12

2014, September 9 - 11:45

The IPBES secretariat, with the support of UNEP-WCMC will hold a side event during the the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to provide details regarding the progress in implementing the IPBES work programme. Last December, the IPBES Plenary agreed a work programme for the period 2014-2018, and agreed the budget for the first two years. The intention of this side event is to brief participants on the progress made to date in implementing the IPBES work programme, and on what can be expected in the coming months and years. Opportunity will be provided for participants to discuss further how the work of IPBES can most effectively contribute to implementation of the CBD at all levels. The side event will be held on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at 18:15 (Hall F, Room 1 - Business Meeting Room).

List of experts nominated for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel

2014, August 29 - 16:16

The Platform has received nominations of experts for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP). The names, curricula vitae and the identity of the member state or observer state making the nominations are available here.

Regional groupings are invited to inform the Secretariat of their provisional candidates for MEP nomination no later than 30 September 2014. More information about the selection and election process can be found in the revised guidance document on the nomination and selection process for members of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) from 24 July 2014.

 

List of experts nominated for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel

2014, August 29 - 16:16

The Platform has received nominations of experts for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP). The names, curricula vitae and the identity of the member state or observer state making the nominations are available here.

Regional groupings are invited to inform the Secretariat of their provisional candidates for MEP nomination no later than 30 September 2014. More information about the selection and election process can be found in the revised guidance document on the nomination and selection process for members of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) from 24 July 2014.