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Save the date: Tenth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

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Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders,

I am pleased to inform you that the tenth session of the IPBES Plenary (IPBES 10) will be held from 28 August to 2 September 2023. The session will be hosted by the United States of America in Bonn, Germany. 

At present, the session is planned as a physical meeting. If closer to the meeting it becomes apparent that owing to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a physical meeting cannot be held, the Bureau will further decide on the modalities of the session.

IPBES 10 will be preceded by regional consultations and a Stakeholder Day on 27 August 2023. Further information on these events will follow in due course.

At IPBES 10, the Plenary will consider, among other items, the thematic assessment of invasive alien species, as well as requests, inputs and suggestions for additional elements of the rolling work programme of the Platform up to 2030. Regular elections for the membership of the Bureau, including the IPBES Chair, will also be held at that session. 

Considering the experience acquired in the preparation for IPBES 8 and IPBES 9, a preparatory process will be organized to allow for refinement of documentation and informal consultations prior to IPBES 10. 

Further information on the preparatory process as well as information on the registration process and meeting documentation will be shared in due course.

I thank you for your continued support to IPBES.

Dr Anne Larigauderie | Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)