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IPBES COP 13 Side Event on Pollination and Food Production

Bonn (IPBES Media) – Pollination and the protection of pollinators are among the key issues of focus at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13), currently underway in Cancun, Mexico – with a draft decision expected to be negotiated by the COP today, building on the recent publication of the Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production, by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPES (

Key findings and messages will be presented by the Co-Chairs of the Assessment, which will be followed by presentations from key Governments about national strategies and action plans building on this work.

The event will showcase concrete examples of the move from cutting-edge science to innovative policy, and will also discuss the announcement made by 11 Governments on Sunday of a new “Coalition of the Willing” on pollination and the protection of pollinators.

What:   Side Event on Pollination and Food Production – Mainstreaming Biodiversity through Science

When:   1.15 p.m., Tuesday 6 December 2016 (lunch will be served)


    Ms. Barbara Pompili, State Secretary for Biodiversity of France

    Co-Chairs of the IPBES Pollinations Assessment Profs. Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca and Simon Potts

    Heads of Delegation from the Netherlands, South Africa, China and others

    Dr. Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Executive Secretary            

Where:  African Group, G-77 plus China Regional Group meeting room, Sunrise Building, Second Floor, Hotel Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico

The IPBES Assessment on Pollination, Pollinators and Food Production is available at

For further information about the event, please contact:

IPBES Media Team


IPBES Secretariat, UN Campus
Room 1001, 10th Floor
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, D-53113 Bonn, Germany 
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