Stakeholder Days, open to all members, observers and stakeholders of IPBES, have been organized in advance of each previous Plenary session as opportunities for a wide range of interested organizations to get updates on the IPBES process and to discuss their engagement in IPBES through exchange of views on specific aspects of the Plenary session’s agenda.
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) at UNESCO, Paris, France. Note that access to the building for this meeting is through the side entrance at 125 avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris France. Please aim to arrive early – registration opens at 7a.m but will be crowded and may delay your participation in the event.
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). Further information on these meetings organized by the respective networks will follow.
The Stakeholder Day on 28 April will include, among others, a briefing and discussion about the #IPBES7 agenda and key topics, presentations by IPBES stakeholder networks and national platforms about activities carried out in the inter-sessional period, as well as presentations by the co-chairs of the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. You can view the final agenda of the Stakeholder Day here.
If you wish to be part of Stakeholder Day but are unable to make it to Paris, France in person, the discussions and presentations (excluding the session on the Global Assessment will be webcast live from 09 a.m. - 6 p.m. (CEST). Details of how to access the webcast will be posted here.
We would also like to inform you that there will be opportunities to highlight IPBES-related stakeholder initiatives during #IPBES7. Stakeholders interested in showcasing their IPBES-related initiatives are invited to do so by means of posters. Display boards will be made available by the secretariat for this purpose. Interested individuals and organizations are invited to apply to have their poster erected on these boards. The posters should showcase IPBES-related work, achievements, initiatives and information (for example on pollination, self-organised initiatives supporting the work of IPBES; land degradation). Posters should not be smaller than A3 in size (29.7 x 42.0 cm) and not larger than A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm). They should also be ‘portrait’ in terms of layout/orientation (‘landscape’ format will not be accepted). Only one poster per organizer/organization will be accepted. Posters will be displayed during the entire duration of the Stakeholder Day (28 April) and Plenary session (from 29 April – 4 March 2019). All posters will require the pre-approval of the IPBES secretariat and only approved posters will be displayed. IPBES will not be responsible for printing of the posters, you must please bring your printed poster with you to the venue. However, to avoid delays, we encourage you to please submit an electronic copy of your poster design for advance approval, and include in your submission your name and country/institutional affiliation to Ms. Sarah Banda-Genchev by email on: email@example.com
Stakeholder Registration Protocol
Registration to attend Stakeholder Day is separate from the accreditation and registration process for the IPBES Plenary session. Successful registration for Stakeholder Day does not grant access to the Plenary session. Registration is required to attend the Stakeholder Day. To register (including for delegates and observers attending the Plenary session who also wish to join stakeholder day) please click on this link: https://www.ipbes.net/registration/ipbes-7/stakeholderday. Please contact the #IPBES7 Stakeholder Day project team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), should you need more information. Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Deadline for registration is 17 April 2019.
Participants should note that no financial support is available to support attendance at the Stakeholder Day, and that an invitation letter can be provided for visa purposes. Please visit the #IPBES7 participant portal for more information https://www.ipbes.net/participants-information-ipbes7
We hope to see you at Stakeholder Day!
#IPBES7 Stakeholder Day Project Team
(Representatives of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES) and the Open-ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders (ONet), The Host Country-France and IPBES Secretariat Staff)