Highlights and images for 9 March 2017



IPBES-5 delegates met in two contact groups throughout the day and in the evening. A short plenary convened in the afternoon to review progress. The budget group met throughout the day.

Contact Group I considered: IPBES review; development of the second work programme; and indigenous knowledge systems.
Contact Group II discussed: the scoping report for an assessment on the sustainable use of wild biodiversity; capacity building; and policy support tools and methodologies.

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Contact Group on the Review of the Platform

The dais during the contact group on the Review of the Platform

Ana María Hernández Salgar, Colombia

Mamadou Daha Kane, Senegal

Abdirizak Mohamed Mohamud, Somalia

Beate Antonich, IISD/ENB

Guilherme Da Costa, Guinea-Bissau

Christine Dawson, US, and Andrew Stott, UK

Saida Laouar, Algeria

Ahmed El Khouly, Egypt

Malte Timpte, Institute for Biodiversity Network (IBN), and Carsten Nesshöver, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Ruth Viola Spencer, Antigua and Barbuda

IPBES Chair Robert Watson

Björn Ingendahl, Germany

Kiruben Naicker, South Africa

Hilde Eggermont, Belgium

Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi, Gabon

José Romero, Switzerland

Contact Group on the Sustainable Use of Wild Biodiversity, Capacity Building,
and Policy Support Tools and Methodologies

View of the dais

Jean-François Silvain, France

Uta Hermione Von Witsch, Germany

Contact Group Co-Chair Ivar Baste

Markus Fischer, Switzerland

Eugenia Arguedas Montezuma, Costa Rica

Mariam Akhtar-Schuster, Germany

Spencer Thomas, Grenada

Maria Schultz, Sweden

Agnès Hallosserie, France

Johannes Keune, Belgium

Contact Group on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems

View of the dais

Joji Cariño and Preston Hardison, Forest Peoples' Programme (FPP)

François Lengrand, France

Sebastián Restrepo, Colombia

Around the Venue