IPBES-5 Stakeholder Day
Stakeholder Day(s), open to all members, observers and stakeholders of IPBES, have been organized in advance of each previous session of the Plenary, as opportunities for a wide range of interested organizations and individuals to receive updates about the IPBES process, work programme and to discuss their engagement with IPBES through an informal exchange of views on specific aspects of the Plenary session agendas. As outcomes of these meetings, common statements and positions on key issues related to stakeholder engagement have been jointly prepared.
In keeping with this practice, a one-day stakeholder meeting was organized on Monday, 6 March 2017, prior to the 5th IPBES Plenary session (from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 March 2017), at the venue of the Plenary session, the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany. More than 150 IPBES stakeholders participated in person, with many more joining via live webcast for the first time. The full recorded version of the webcast is available below, as is the detailed report on the stakeholder deliberations.
IPBES-5 saw Stakeholder Day webcast live for the first time, to encourage the widest possible engagement of stakeholders around the world who were unable to particpate in person. The webcast was also recorded and is available through the links below - see the agenda of Stakeholder Day (available above) for details of each of the three sessions. The videos are still being professionally edited, but these versions are supplied until the final cut is available.