IPBES Pan-European Stakeholder Meeting

Outcome of the Meeting

Statement on the pan-European dimension of IPBES support | .pdf

Comments on the draft IPBES Work Programme 2014 - 2018 | .pdf

Comments on the draft IPBES Stakeholder Engagement Strategy | .pdf

See also the video produced at the meeting here.

About the Meeting

Pan-European stakeholder consultation to support the intersessional process of IPBES will be held from 16 -18 July, 2013 in Leipzig, Germany, jointly organized by the German Network Forum for Biodiversity Research (NeFo, funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research) and other national European biodiversity platforms.

The aims and the goals of the meeting are:

  • to inform the European biodiversity knowledge community on the IPBES process;
  • to provide direct input into the IPBES intersessional consultation in June/July by developing recommendations from a pan-European perspective, on:
    • the draft work programme 2014 - 2018
    • the draft prioritized list of requests on scientifict and technical matters
    • the draft stakeholder engagement strategy for supporting the implementation of the work programme
    • to discuss and explore the options for the future support of IPBES from a (pan-)European regional perspective.

The meeting is expecting to host approximately 100 participants from all over Europe across two affected UN-regions, and from a broad range of different sociatal actors, groups and institutions.

A preliminary programme and information on the venue and available accommodations is available from here.

Details on the pre-registration process and the organizer can be found on the following website.

Questionnaire to explore capacity building needs and options

In order to support discussion on IPBES and capacity building, we invite you to submit an informal questionnaire based on your own experience or that of your organization to further explore key capacity building needs for improving the science-policy interface, building on what has already been learnt from submissions made by Governments and other stakeholders. Responses will help inform discussion at the upcoming 2nd IPBES Plenary meeting.

The questionnaire is available in EnglishFrench and Spanish.