15 April 2012
Panama City, Panama
Following a successful first IPBES Stakeholder Day held in advance of the First session of a plenary meeting on IPBES last October in Nairobi, the second IPBES Stakeholder Day will be held prior to the Second session of a plenary meeting on IPBES in Panama with an aim to provide a platform to discuss stakeholders’ engagement in the future IPBES.
The specific objectives include:
- ensuring a collective update on the outcomes of the first session of a plenary meeting on IPBES and the on-going processes towards preparing for an active participation of all stakeholders in the second session of the IPBES plenary;
- providing a follow-up to discussions held during the first stakeholder day, held prior to the first session of a plenary meeting on IPBES (Nairobi, 2 Oct 2011);
- focusing discussions on the engagement of all stakeholders in IPBES, as part of the discussion on the rules of procedure;
- drawing out common messages and one in particular to be conveyed to the plenary towards the approval of relevant rules of procedure and participation of stakeholders in the IPBES.
The second Stakeholders Day will be facilitated by IUCN and the International Council for Science (ICSU), at the request of UNEP.