Highlights and images for 8 March 2017



IPBES-5 delegates met in plenary in the morning and afternoon. Two contact groups met in the evening to continue discussions on agenda items opened in plenary. The budget group met at lunchtime and in the evening. A Friends of the Chair Group on the enhanced observer status of the EU also met in the evening.

Plenary held initial discussions on: indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems; pending assessments; knowledge and data; policy support tools and methods; communication, stakeholder engagement and strategic partnerships; review of the platform; dates and venues of IPBES-6 and 7; and development of the second work programme.

Contact group I continued deliberations on ILK systems. Contact Group II continued discussing pending assessments and the scoping report for the assessment on sustainable use of wild biodiversity.

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Morning Plenary

The dais during morning plenary

IPBES Chair Robert Watson

Sebastián Restrepo, Colombia

Ana Laura Mello, Uruguay

José Luis Echeverría Tello, Guatemala

Amita Prasad, India

Omer Muhammad Raja, Pakistan

El Khitma El Awad Mohammed, Sudan

Birthe Harriet Maria Ivars, Norway

Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Almuth Ostermeyer Schlöder, Germany

Delegate reading Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) during the morning plenary

Preston Hardison, Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

Prasert Trakansuphakon, FPP

Mette Gervin Damsgaard, Denmark

Fundisile Mketeni, South Africa

David Morgan, CITES Secretariat

Ala Rotaru, Republic of Moldova, and Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rashad Zabid Oglu Allahverdiyev, Azerbaijan, and Anton Mezhnev, the Russian Federation

Lilian Chua Swee Lian, Malaysia

Myoung-Ho Jin, Republic of Korea

Janine Van Vessem, Belgium

Agnès Hallosserie and Emmanuelle Matras Swynghedauw, France

Thomas Koetz, IPBES Secretariat

Afternoon Plenary

Robert Spaull, IPBES Secretariat

Oleg Borodin, Belarus

Carlos Alberto De Mattos Scaramuzza, Brazil

Ann Christin Maria Weibull, Sweden

Marco Barbieri, Convention on the Conservation of
Migratory Species (CMS)

Doug Beard, US

Stephanie Aktipis and Christine Dawson, US

Delegates applauding Colombia for hosting IPBES-6 in 2018

MoU Signing Ceremony between IPBES and Ramsar Convention

IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie and Maria Rivera, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat

Around the Venue

(Photo Courtesy of Dirk Schmeller)


Negotiating blocs
European Union