Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary (#IPBES7)

The seventh session of the IPBES Plenary (#IPBES7) will consider, among other business, a draft global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services. This will take place from Monday, April 29, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2018, UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France. Access to the building for this meeting is through the side entrance at 125 avenue de Suffren, 75007.

Highlights during IPBES7 Plenary (#IPBES7)

Stakeholder Day

All IPBES stakeholders, and their respective networks, are invited to attend the Stakeholder Day prior to the seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (#IPBES7), on Sunday, 28 April 2019, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., (CEST). On Saturday, 27 April 2019, caucus meetings will take place among the members of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES) and the Open-ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders (ONet). For more information visit https://www.ipbes.net/stakeholder-day-7

Media Conference Launching IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

This scientifically peer-reviewed report is the single most important expert contribution to contemporary global and regional knowledge about biodiversity and nature's contributions to people. Prepared by 150 leading international experts from 50 countries, balancing representation from the natural and social sciences, with additional contributions from a further 350 experts, the #GlobalAssessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services will inform better policies and actions in the coming decade. Three years in development, at a total cost of more than US$2.4 million, the IPBES #GlobalAssessment directly cites nearly 15,000 references, including scientific papers and government information. It is also the first global assessment ever to systematically examine and include indigenous and local knowledge, issues and priorities.

Read the primer: https://www.ipbes.net/ipbes7-primers (Available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese)

Participants information: https://www.ipbes.net/participants-information-ipbes7

A detailed ‘Summary for Policy Makers’ of the report, highlighting key messages, findings and options is scheduled for public launch at UNESCO world headquarters, Paris, Monday, 6 May 2019 at 1.00 pm CEST (check for other times worldwide here: http://bit.ly/2GWDJ3X)

Monday, 6 May 2019, 13:00-14:30 – Will also be webcast live.

No other sessions of #IPBES7 will be open to the media. The working language of the IPBES secretariat is English, although every effort will be made to translate #IPBES7 communications into French as well.

There are two kinds of media accreditation available for #IPBES7: 

  • Site: For those who wish to attend the opening ceremony and/or media conference/s in person, 
  • Online: For those who wish to receive advance access to the media materials under strict embargo following their approval by the Plenary, expected on Saturday, 4 May 2019, but before the start of the media conference.

Please note: Site accreditation will automatically grant online accreditation, but online accreditation does not provide site accreditation. For more information on how to accredit click https://www.ipbes.net/ipbes7-media-accreditation

 

 

IPBES-7 Plenary

IPBES/7/1/Add.1

Annotations to the provisional agenda

IPBES/7/1/Add.2

Draft decisions for the seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

IPBES/7/1/Rev.1

Provisional agenda

IPBES/7/2

Implementation of the first work programme of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: report of the Executive Secretary

IPBES/7/3

Summary for policymakers of the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Available now.

The SPM is a confidential document and will not be made publicly available until its approval at #IPBES7. The working document containing the final draft SPM is only accessible once you have logged into your account on the IPBES website and after valid registration for #IPBES7 at the following webpage: https://www.ipbes.net/global_assessment_ipbes7

IPBES/7/4

Financial and budgetary arrangements for the Platform

IPBES/7/5

Review of the effectiveness of the administrative and scientific functions of the Platform

IPBES/7/6

Future work programme of the Platform

IPBES/7/6/Add.1

Report on the prioritization of requests, inputs and suggestions on short-term priorities and longer-term strategic needs for the next work programme of the Platform

IPBES/7/6/Add.2

Modalities for implementing the deliverables of the next work programme of the Platform.

IPBES/7/7

Organization of work of the Plenary and dates and venues of future sessions of the Plenary

IPBES/7/8

Election of members of the Bureau

IPBES/7/9

Draft policy and procedures for the admission of observers

IPBES/7/10

Report of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on the work of its seventh session

IPBES/7/10/Add.1

Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services

 

Advance unedited versions of the summary for policymakers and of the chapters are available here: https://www.ipbes.net/global-assessment-report-biodiversity-ecosystem-services 

IPBES/7/INF/1

Chapters of the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services

The chapters of the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services are confidential and will not be made publicly available until their acceptance at #IPBES7. This document as well as the document containing the final draft SPM (IPBES/7/3) are only accessible once you have logged into your account on the IPBES website, and after valid registration for #IPBES7, at the following webpage: https://www.ipbes.net/global_assessment_ipbes7

IPBES/7/INF/2

Overview of the process followed for the production of the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services

IPBES/7/INF/3

Nominees for election to the Bureau

IPBES/7/INF/4

List of observers admitted to previous sessions of the Plenary and admission of new observers to the seventh session

IPBES/7/INF/5

Information on the institutional arrangements established to operationalize technical support for the implementation of the work programme

IPBES/7/INF/6

Information on the assessment of the sustainable use of wild species, the assessment of invasive alien species and the assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits

IPBES/7/INF/7

Information on work related to capacity-building

IPBES/7/INF/7/Add.1

Information on the implementation of the IPBES capacity-building rolling plan

IPBES/7/INF/8

Information on work related to indigenous and local knowledge systems

IPBES/7/INF/9

Information on work related to knowledge and data

IPBES/7/INF/10

Information on work related to the guide on the production of assessments

IPBES/7/INF/11

Information on further work related to scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services

IPBES/7/INF/12

Progress report on the United Nations collaborative partnership arrangement

IPBES/7/INF/13

Information on work related to policy support tools and methodologies

IPBES/7/INF/14

Implementation of the communications and outreach strategy and the stakeholder engagement strategy

IPBES/7/INF/15

Information on collaboration and partnerships

IPBES/7/INF/16

Implementation of the conflict-of-interest policy for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

IPBES/7/INF/17

Activities to implement recommendations arising from the internal review report

IPBES/7/INF/18

Report on the review of the Platform at the end of its first work programme

IPBES/7/INF/19

Response by the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and the Bureau to the report on the review of the Platform at the end of its first work programme

IPBES/7/INF/20

Response by the Executive Secretary to the report on the review of the Platform at the end of its first work programme

IPBES/7/INF/21

Overview of requests, inputs and suggestions on short-term priorities and longer-term strategic needs for the next work programme of the Platform

IPBES/7/INF/22

Nominees for alternate members of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel