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Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) 9

Location
Bonn, Germany
Dates
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E-Mail address
secretariat@ipbes.net

Logistics 

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES 9) is scheduled to be held from  3-9 July 2022 in Bonn, Germany.

Description

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is an independent intergovernmental body established by States to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development. It was established in Panama City, on 21 April 2012 by 94 Governments.  It is not a United Nations body.  However, at the request of the IPBES Plenary and with the authorization of the UNEP Governing Council in 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides secretariat services to IPBES.  See here for more information on the history of IPBES.
 

At IPBES 9, the Plenary will consider, among other items, the thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species, the methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, and the scoping report for a methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people.

Important Dates

2 November - 13 December 2021: External Review of the draft scoping report of the business and biodiversity assessment > Further information
13 December 2021 to 14 January 2022: External review of draft task force work plans and work program deliverables planned
April-June 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed): Final Government review of key IPBES 9 working documents, planned for and publication of revised texts as “Chair’s notes” shortly ahead of IPBES 9
Week of 23 May 2022: Informal exchange of views among Governments > More information