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Bureau

Mandate and Procedures

The Mandate of the Bureau is set out in the functions, operating principles and institutional arrangements of IPBES as contained in the appendix to the resolution establishing IPBES (appendix I to annex I to document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9), it includes:

  1. Addressing requests related to IPBES’ programme of work and products that require attention by IPBES between sessions of the Plenary;
  2. Overseeing communication and outreach activities;
  3. Reviewing progress in the implementation of decisions of the Plenary, if so directed by the Plenary;
  4. Monitoring the secretariat’s performance;
  5. Organizing and helping to conduct the sessions of the Plenary;
  6. Reviewing the observance of IPBES’ rules and procedures;
  7. Reviewing the management of resources and observance of financial rules and reporting thereon to the Plenary;
  8. Advising the Plenary on coordination between IPBES and other relevant institutions;
  9. Identifying donors and developing partnership arrangements for the implementation of IPBES’ activities.

The Plenary also assigned to the Bureau various roles in the process of preparing IPBES deliverables, as set out in the Procedures for the preparation of Platform deliverables (annex I to decision IPBES-3/3 and decision IPBES-4/3).

The rules for the operation and election of members of the Bureau are contained in section VII of the Rules of procedure for sessions of the Plenary of IPBES.

Members

Events

Event Dates City Country
15th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2020-09-07
End
2020-09-17
Virtual
14th meetings of the Bureau and the MEP
Start
2020-01-20
End
2020-01-24
Bonn Germany
13th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2019-07-22
End
2019-07-26
Bonn Germany
12th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2018-10-22
End
2018-10-26
Bonn Germany
11th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2018-06-25
End
2018-06-29
Bonn Germany
10th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2017-10-23
End
2017-10-27
Bonn Germany
9th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2017-06-18
End
2017-06-23
Bonn Germany
8th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2016-10-23
End
2016-10-27
Bonn Germany
6th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2015-10-07
End
2015-10-11
Bonn Germany
5th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2015-04-12
End
2015-04-16
Bonn Germany
4th meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2014-07-06
End
2014-07-10
Bonn Germany
3rd meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2014-03-09
End
2014-03-13
Bonn Germany
2nd meetings of the Bureau and MEP
Start
2013-08-26
End
2013-08-30
Cape Town South Africa

Past Bureau Members

Mr. Robert Watson

Mr. Robert Watson

Western European and other States (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Mr. Robert Watson

Mr. Robert Watson

Western European and other States (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)