Resolution establishing the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

On 21 April 2012, the representatives of consenting Governments adopted a resolution, by which the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services was established as an independent intergovernmental body. In the resolution, it was also decided that the first session of the Plenary of the Platform would decide on the link between the Platform and the United Nations system. The text of the resolution, together with its two appendices, is contained in annex I to document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9 .

Functions, operating principles and institutional arrangements of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The functions, operating principles and institutional arrangements of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services are contained in the appendix to the resolution establishing the Platform (appendix I to annex I to document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9) .

Administrative and institutional arrangements

The Plenary, in decision IPBES-1/4, addressed modalities and institutional arrangements for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Collaborative partnership arrangement to establish an institutional link between the Plenary and UNEP, UNESCO, FAO, and UNDP

The Plenary, in decision IPBES-2/8, approved the collaborative partnership arrangement to establish an institutional link between the Plenary and the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Development Programme, contained in the annex to this decision.

Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The rules of procedure for the Plenary of the Platform have been adopted by the Plenary in decisions IPBES-1/1 and IPBES-2/1. A consolidated version is made available here.

Conflict of interest policy and implementation procedures

The conflict of interest policy and implementation procedures have been adopted by the Plenary in decision IPBES-3/3 and are contained in annex II to this decision.

Financial procedures for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The financial procedures have been adopted by the Plenary in decisions IPBES-2/7 and IPBES-3/2 . A consolidated version is made available here.

Procedure for receiving and prioritizing requests put to the Platform

The Plenary, in decision IPBES-1/3, adopted the procedure for receiving and prioritizing requests put to the Platform, contained in the annex to this decision.

Procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables

The procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables have been adopted by the Plenary in decisions IPBES-3/3 and IPBES-4/3