Dear Stakeholder Forum on IPBES,
Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation or the so called conceptual framework. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of IPBES in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation.
During the ongoing first meeting of the IPBES Plenary, the experts have presented their views and suggestions on such a representation to the governments and other partners and stakeholders. Following their suggestions, the Plenary is currently considering a development of a conceptual framework for IPBES – we will keep you updated on the final decision in this regard.
In the meantime:
· Access the full news story http://iucn.org/knowledge/focus/ipbes_focus/?11795/ipbes-cf
· Download and comment on the full expert report: Main issues relating to the development of a conceptual framework for IPBES (IPBES/1/INF/9) –comments and reviews are due 28 February 2013 as part of the ongoing IPBES intersessional process, for details on how to submit your views, see the IPBES official website http://www.ipbes.net/plenary/intersessional.html;
· Explore the IISD daily coverage and reports of the First IPBES Plenary Meeting: http://www.iisd.ca/ipbes/ipbes1/
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