Following on the Bege’s last point, just a quick note that the
IPBES Stakeholder Day will take place on the 15 April 2012 in Panama right before the Plenary meeting (16-21 April 2012). The Stakeholder Day aims
to provide a platform to discuss stakeholders’ engagement in the future IPBES.
Very interesting reading and a well summarized report. Congratulations to IUCN for their contribution to this!
As representing a scientific organization, the Society for Conservation Biology, I would of course strongly endorse the Ex Officio option. Given the importance of a strong buy-in from knoweldge providers (both scientific and holders of
traditional knowledge) an open and inclusive design of IPBES is needed. I have previously argued that as IPBES is not a "Treaty" governments should feel comfortable with sharing the governance with the holders of the knowledge that this platform is supposed
to deliver. Given that governments will retain the exclusive right to make decisions I cannot see why the Ex Officio option should not be acceptable. I strongly suggest that the stakeholder organizations during the Stakeholder day before the Panama meeting
includes a statement that favors this option.
Head of the SCB ad-hoc group on IPBES
Den onsdagen den 28:e mars 2012 kl. 11:05:46 UTC+2 skrev Anete Berzina:
Dear Stakeholder Forum on IPBES,
Ahead of the 2nd Plenary Session on IPBES (16-21 April 2012, Panama), UNEP has published an information paper “Options
paper for the involvement of civil society organizations in an intergovernmental platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services - UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/INF/6”.
It is anupdated version of the information paper INF/13 that was submitted to the 1st Session in October 2011, Nairobi.
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