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Stakeholder Day


#IPBES7 Stakeholder Day was a great opportunity to bring together more than 300 stakeholders, from all regions of the world, to foster even greater dialogue between IPBES and its stakeholder community.

The Open-ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders (ONet) and the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES) joined the IPBES secretariat to organize the events of the day.

Ambassador Xavier Sticker (France) and Dr. Simone Maynard (IUCN) facilitated the sessions, which offered participants the chance to present perspectives and to discuss highlights of #IPBES7 and stakeholder activities in support of IPBES. Several IPBES national platforms were also able to share their experiences, as well as representatives of local governments (ICLEI) and the private sector (Act4Nature).

The sessions were substantially interactive thanks, in part, to the use of live questions with the audience (facilitated by NEFO). Vibrant networking was supported by a dedicated networking lunch, organized and led by young professionals (form the YESS network).

The full webast of Stakeholder Day is now available, together with a range of other resource material, which can be accessed below. The IPBES secretariat wishes to recognize the generous support to Stakeholder Day of the French Government, SCNAT, IUCN, WWF and NEFO.

#IPBES7 Stakeholder Day Agenda

Stakeholder Day Agenda


Reports on #IPBES7 Stakeholder Day

IISD Report


ONet (IPBES Open-Ended Network of Stakeholders) Report


Concluding Remarks to #IPBES7 Stakeholder Day

Concluding Remarks (French Agency for Biodiversity)

Stakeholder Statements during #IPBES7

Stakeholder Day Participants’ Initial Statement


IIFBES Initial Statement


ONet Closing Statement


IIFBES Final Statement


Photo Credit: IISD, Diego Noguera

#IPBES7 Stakeholder Day Webcast (recorded)

Stakeholder Day Webcast (in English)
Stakeholder Day Webcast (in French)

How can you engage?

IPBES aims to promote effective engagement with stakeholders in all relevant aspects of its work.

Stakeholder engagement is important for the relevance, effectiveness, credibility and overall success of the Platform.

Join the IPBES Stakeholder registry to get breaking news, announcements, calls and other important IPBES information:

For more active participation, join one of the existing IPBES Stakeholder networks:

1. Open-Ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders (ONet):

2. International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES): contact [email protected]

We invite you to contact us for further details or for any suggestion regarding stakeholder engagement ([email protected])