All interested members of the media, including ‘new media’ representatives, are invited to attend the opening of the fifth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-5), starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 7 March 2017, at the World Conference Centre Bonn, Germany.
The morning session will include, among others, a keynote speech by Dr. Guy Midgley (South Africa), on synergies between combating climate change and the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, an address by Mr. Richard Kinley, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Change Secretariat, as well as an update by Dr. Anne Larigauderie, the Executive Secretary of IPBES, about progress on the IPBES assessment on land degradation and restoration, and the four regional IPBES assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Americas, Europe/Central Asia, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The annotated draft agenda for IPBES-5 can be found here: http://www.ipbes.net/plenary/ipbes-5
There will also be opportunities to interview Dr. Midgley and Dr. Larigauderie, as well as Sir Robert Watson, the Chair of IPBES.
Media Registration Protocol
Media representatives who wish to attend the morning session of IPBES-5 in person should please complete the online registration below and should please bring their media credentials to the event. By submitting an application, you are also agreeing to have your email address added to the IPBES media email distribution list to receive future breaking news, announcements and updates about our work.
Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Please note that this might take a few days.
Please note that IPBES is unable to offer any financial or logistical support to assist media representatives to attend IPBES-5, although invitation letters can be provided for visa purposes.