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9th Session of United Nations IPBES Biodiversity - Our delegation in Bonn

03 Jul 2022 - 09 Jul 2022 World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany

An IPCC like framework for Biodiversity, President Chirac of France, 2005- to 2012 the beginning of IPBES. 4 elements -UN. UNESCO, FAO and UNDP hosted by Germany.

'Saving Life on Earth for Nature and for ourselves'

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Building on previous work as follows:

The 2030 work programme includes the following initial assessments and papers:

Nexus assessment: A thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health in the context of climate change

Work on biodiversity and climate change: A technical paper on the interlinkage between biodiversity and climate change

Transformative change assessment: A thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

Business and biodiversity assessment: A methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people

The Report of IPBES UN Biodiversity Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjW7ZBOO8IE

Connecting Nature to People https://ipbes.net/resources/journal-articles

Nexus of Assessment of Biodiversity- nature and health and climate change - sustainable development goals.

https://youtu.be/PtXpQbJkqXw

Special Report - IPBES Compilation for UN Nature Summit

As the UN Secretary-General has said, we are currently grappling with the worst global crisis since World War II. As leaders respond to these unprecedented challenges and take the decisions that will shape societies for decades to come, it is of paramount importance that science and evidence should guide our actions, helping us to build back better, by mending our increasingly frayed relationship with nature.

It is entirely based on requirements of RAMSAR, CITES, CBD,CMS, UNCCD and WHC and governments and multilateral agreements.

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Ninth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (#IPBES9)

The ninth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES 9) is planned to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 3 to 9 July 2022.

At present, the session is planned as a physical meeting. If closer to the meeting it becomes apparent that owing to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a physical meeting cannot be held, the IPBES Bureau will further decide on the modalities of the session.

IPBES 9 will be preceded by regional consultations and a Stakeholder Day on 2 July 2022. Further information on these events will follow in due course.

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. See here for the provisional agenda.

Information on the registration process will be shared in due course.

Considering the positive experience with the preparatory process for IPBES 8, the Bureau decided to conduct a preparatory process for IPBES 9, which will include opportunities to review documentation, as well as informal consultations prior to IPBES 9, as follows:

Additional external review, by Governments, of the summary for policymakers of the assessment on values (5 to 31 October 2021);

External review of the draft scoping report of the business and biodiversity assessment (2 November to 13 December 2021), see here for further information;

External review of the draft "nature futures framework" prepared by the task force on scenarios and models from 6 September to 31 October 2021, see here for further information;

External review of draft task force workplans and work programme deliverables (16 December 2021 to 17 January 2022), see here for further information;

Final Government review of IPBES 9 working documents (summary for policymakers of the values and sustainable use assessments; business and biodiversity scoping report; task force workplans; terms of reference for mid-term review; April-June 2022, exact dates TBC)

Informal exchange of views among Governments: tentatively scheduled for week of 23 May 2022.

The Green Economics Institute is now registered with a delegation and accreditation.

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At a meeting on biodiversity and ecosystem services in June 2010, States adopted the Busan outcome document which stated that “an intergovernmental science-policy platform for biodiversity and ecosystem services should be established”. By resolution 65/162 of 20 December 2010, the General Assembly “[took] note of the Busan outcome” and requested the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), “to convene a plenary meeting…to determine modalities and institutional arrangements for [IPBES]”. According to the UN Office of Legal Affairs, the General Assembly by taking note of the Busan outcome did not establish IPBES as a United Nations body.

Subsequently, participating States at their plenary meeting in April 2012 adopted a resolution that established IPBES as “an independent intergovernmental body,” with the seat of the secretariat located in Bonn, Germany. They also decided that the first session of the IPBES Plenary would decide on the link between [IPBES] and the United Nations system.”

At its first session in January 2013, the IPBES Plenary requested UNEP to provide the secretariat of IPBES, which would be solely accountable to the IPBES Plenary on policy and programmatic matters. It invited UNEP “to provide administrative arrangements for the [IPBES] secretariat” and requested UNEP, “to finalize a host country agreement with the Government of Germany for the presence of the IPBES secretariat in Bonn.” At its 27th session in 2013, the UNEP Governing Council authorized the Executive Director, within available resources, to provide the secretariat and administrative arrangements for the IPBES secretariat. Current staff of the IPBES secretariat are employed by UNEP.

United Nations -Biodiversity- International Stakeholder Day in Bonn July 2022

Saturday, 02 July, 2022

World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB), Bonn, Germany

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

Rationale for a conceptual framework

The Plenary requested the development of a conceptual framework to give cohesion to the objective, functions and relevant operating principles of the Platform and the relationship among them. Such conceptual framework needed to provide an integrated view of the biodiversity knowledge–policy interface, stimulate new thinking, accommodate diverse human attitudes to biodiversity, and at the same time be as simple as possible to be effective and useful for the diverse array of stakeholders. The conceptual framework adopted by IPBES rises to this challenge.

The Plenary adopted the IPBES conceptual framework in its decision IPBES-2/4. In decision IPBES-5/1, the Plenary noted that the concept of nature’s contributions to people would be used in current and future IPBES assessments. The concept of “nature’s contributions to people” has since replaced the use of the phrase “nature’s benefits to people” that had been used in the conceptual framework as initially adopted.

The conceptual framework for biodiversity and ecosystems services is to support the analytical work of the Platform, to guide the development, implementation and evolution of its work programme, and to catalyse a positive transformation in the elements and interlinkages that are the causes of detrimental changes in biodiversity and ecosystems and subsequent loss of their benefits to present and future generations. This conceptual and analytical tool is to underpin all IPBES functions and provide structure and comparability to the syntheses that IPBES will produce at different spatial scales, on different themes, and in different regions.

Salient innovative aspects of the conceptual framework

Agenda

08:00 Registration

Morning Session

9:00 Welcome (also to webcast audience) and basic housekeeping announcements

(Facilitator/s)

09:05

Information for participants by ONet (Open-ended Network of IPBES

stakeholders) and IIFBES (International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and

Ecosystem Services)

09:20 Briefing on #IPBES9 agenda and key topics (IPBES Exec Sec TBC)

09:30 Q&A/Discussion (Facilitator/s)

09:40 Communication, Report Launches & stakeholder engagement (IPBES Head of

Comms)

09:50 Q&A/Discussion (Facilitator/s)

10:00 Presentations on IPBES Values & Sustainable Use of Wild Species Assessments

(Co-chairs/experts TBC)

10:30 Q&A/Discussion (Facilitator/s)

10:50 Break

11:10 Presentation on Social Sciences & Humanities sub-group of ONet (SSH)

11:20 Discussion with a panel of SSH members

11:40 Q&A/Discussion (Facilitator/s)

11:50 Presentation from members of International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity

and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES)

12:20 Q&A/Discussion (Facilitator/s)

13:00 Lunch

Afternoon session

14:00 Presentation of stakeholder activities in support of IPBES - CABES capacity

building work on IPBES in West, Centra & East Africa.

14:10 Q&A/Discussion (Facilitator/s)

14:20 Presentation on current and upcoming IPBES Assessments – Expected Calls for

Experts, Reviews etc.(Secretariat)

14:30 Q&A/ Open Discussion (Facilitator/s)

15:20 Concluding remarks by IPBES Chair (TBC)

15:30 Wrap-up and Closing of Stakeholder Day (ONet and IIFBES & Facilitator/s) -

“Group Photo”

15:50 Break out session: Organization of stakeholder’s work throughout the week

including the finalization of the opening statements from ONet and IIFBES

18:00 End of Stakeholder Day

Work programme topics for week 3-9th July 2022

The 2030 work programme initially focuses on three topics:

(a) Understanding the importance of biodiversity in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

Addressing the nature of the interlinkages between biodiversity and other relevant issues reflected in the 2030 Agenda may advance the understanding of biodiversity-related impacts, dependencies, synergies and trade-offs across the Sustainable Development Goals and of options for integrated and cross-sectoral approaches to achieving the 2030 Agenda. To address this challenge, the deliverables under this topic will look, in particular, at the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health and between biodiversity and climate change, with a view to informing the development of policies and actions. Other aspects may include the role of connectivity in ensuring integrity and resilience in socioecological systems;

(b) Understanding the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity:

Achieving the 2050 Vision in conjunction with the Sustainable Development Goals can be informed by an improved understanding of fundamental changes at many levels, from individuals through communities and businesses to society at large. The deliverables related to this topic are aimed at understanding and identifying factors in human society at both the individual and collective levels, including behavioural, social, cultural, economic, institutional, technical and technological dimensions, that may be leveraged to bring about transformative change for the conservation, restoration and wise use of biodiversity, while taking into account broader social and economic goals in the context of sustainable development;

(c) Measuring business impact and dependence on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people:

Appropriate tools for measuring, assessing and monitoring the dependence and impact of the business sector on biodiversity are important for reducing adverse effects. Such tools are also important for promoting business actions contributing to the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity and to developing the business case for long-term sustainability. They are also important for promoting public accountability, informing regulatory agencies and guiding financial investments and in influencing consumer behaviour. Deliverables under this topic include categorization of the ways in which businesses depend on, and impact, biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, and work related to criteria and indicators for measuring this dependence and impact, taking into consideration how such metrics can be integrated into other aspects of sustainability.

Work programme objectives

The 2030 work programme includes six objectives, with one objective related to each of the four functions of IPBES, one to communications and engagement of Governments and stakeholders and one to the review of the effectiveness of IPBES. All deliverables build on knowledge gained and lessons learned in the implementation of the first work programme. The objectives are supported by deliverables addressing the three initial priority topics as well as the overall objective of IPBES.

Objective 1: assessing knowledge

To assess the state of knowledge on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people in support of sustainable development.

This objective will be achieved through the following initial deliverables, corresponding to the three priority topics:

A thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health

In support of topic 1, understanding the importance of biodiversity in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this assessment will use a nexus approach to examine interlinkages between biodiversity and the above-mentioned issues, such as agricultural productivity, nutrition, pest control, water quality, infectious diseases, mental and physical health and climate mitigation and adaptation, with a view to providing policy-relevant and useful information to users and managers regarding the development of policies and actions in relevant sectors;

A technical paper on the interlinkage between biodiversity and climate change

The technical paper will address potential synergies such as nature-based solutions and trade-offs between efforts that aim to conserve, restore and sustainably use biodiversity and efforts that support climate change adaptation and mitigation. It will draw on the material contained in the assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and IPBES;

A thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity

This assessment is aimed at understanding and identifying factors in human society at both the individual and collective levels, including behavioural, social, cultural, economic, institutional, technical and technological dimensions, that can be leveraged to bring about transformative change for the conservation, restoration and wise use of biodiversity, while taking into account broader social and economic goals in the context of sustainable development. It explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions;

A methodological assessment of the impact and dependence of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people

This methodological assessment is aimed at categorizing how businesses depend on, and impact, biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people and identifying criteria and indicators for measuring that dependence and impact, taking into consideration how such metrics can be integrated into other aspects of sustainability.

Objective 2: building capacity

To build capacities of individuals and institutions for a strengthened science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services.

The achievement of this objective is supported by the three components of the capacity-building rolling plan, which applies to ongoing and future activities of the work programme:

Enhanced learning and engagement

The objective includes the continuation of the fellowship programme and of the training and familiarization programme, including through webinars and other online resources, guides, learning materials, workshops, training and dialogues for actors in the science-policy interface facilitated by IPBES. The objective will be implemented by IPBES, in collaboration with other actors where relevant.

Facilitated access to expertise and information

The objective will further promote the uptake of the work programme objectives and deliverables and develop communities of practice around them. Efforts will focus on approved assessments and objectives and deliverables related to policy support tools and methodologies, knowledge and data, and indigenous and local knowledge. This objective will largely be implemented by strategic partners and collaborative supporters.

Strengthened national and regional capacities

This objective includes efforts to encourage the development of science-policy platforms, networks and assessments for biodiversity and ecosystem services at the national and (sub)regional levels, such as facilitation of the development of guidance for such initiatives. Strengthening the role of national focal points is also key to enhancing national capacities in the science-policy interface. IPBES will draw strongly on the experience of strategic partners and collaborative supporters to implement this objective. Direct technical and financial support for the enhancement of national and regional capacities will be sought from strategic and relevant partners other than IPBES.

Objective 3: strengthening the knowledge foundations

To promote the generation of knowledge and management of data on biodiversity and ecosystem services as a foundation for the work of IPBES. This objective will be achieved through ongoing and future activities across the work programme, as follows:

Advanced work on knowledge and data.

This objective focuses on: identifying, prioritizing, mobilizing and facilitating access to existing knowledge, information and data, including indicators and metrics to be used in assessments; further developing a web-based infrastructure in support of open data sharing and information management; identifying gaps in knowledge and data arising from the completed deliverables of IPBES work programmes; a systematic cataloguing of knowledge and data gaps identified in the work programme; and catalysing the generation of new knowledge by making those gaps known, including to research funding agencies, research programme developers and institutions involved in prioritizing and funding data mobilization and considering them for further prioritization of deliverables in the work programme.

Enhanced recognition of and work with indigenous and local knowledge systems

This objective focuses on implementing the approach to recognizing and working with indigenous and local knowledge in IPBES, taking into account the special needs of indigenous and local knowledge holders through the implementation of the participatory mechanism established under the approach, as well as taking into consideration the recommendations and findings set out in document IPBES/7/INF/8 and other relevant future IPBES processes.

Objective 4: supporting policy

To identify and promote the development and use of policy instruments, policy support tools and methodologies in the field of biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services.

This objective will be achieved through ongoing and future activities across the work programme, as follows:

Advanced work on policy instruments, policy support tools and methodologies.

This objective focuses on supporting the use of policy instruments, policy support tools and methodologies in the implementation of the programme of work relevant for biodiversity conservation, restoration and sustainable use, as well as provision of ecosystem functions and services in the conduct of the assessments, and in enabling the uptake of the findings of the assessments in decision-making. This objective further focuses on developing the IPBES policy support web portal and promoting and catalysing the further development of policy instruments and policy support tools to fill gaps identified in assessments and related capacity-building activities.

Advanced work on scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services.

This objective consists of providing advice to expert groups assessing the use of existing models and scenarios, and catalysing the development of new scenarios and associated models for the future work of IPBES and the application in policy development, while also promoting coherence with similar work carried out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other bodies, as appropriate.

Advanced work on multiple values.

This objective consists of providing advice on the integration of multiple conceptualizations of values into other deliverables of the work programme, in particular under the objectives on assessments and policy instruments, policy support tools and methodologies, and through further work building on the methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its contributions, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services.

Objective 5: communicating and engaging

To strengthen the involvement of the members and stakeholders and to increase the visibility of IPBES and the use of IPBES products.

This objective will be achieved through the following:

Strengthened communication

This objective builds on the work initiated and lessons learned during the first IPBES work programme and includes the continuation of the implementation of the IPBES communication and outreach strategy, with a view to increasing the visibility of IPBES and its products and the use of IPBES products by Governments and stakeholders.

Strengthened engagement of Governments

This objective builds on the work initiated and lessons learned during the work programme to date. IPBES will continue to engage Governments, in particular by supporting IPBES national focal points in the uptake of IPBES deliverables and the implementation of the work programme.

Strengthen engagement of stakeholders

This objective builds on the work initiated and lessons learned during the first work programme and includes the developing and strengthening of the implementation of the IPBES stakeholder engagement strategy. IPBES will continue to engage with strategic partners and other stakeholders.

Objective 6: Improving the effectiveness of the Platform

To ensure the regular internal and external review of the effectiveness of IPBES.

This objective will be achieved through the following:

Periodic review of the effectiveness of IPBES

This objective is aimed at ensuring that the outcome of the review of the first work programme informs the implementation of the rolling work programme up to 2030 and that a procedure is developed for a midterm and a final review of the rolling work programme up to 2030.

Review of the IPBES conceptual framework

This objective aims to ensure that the use and impact of the IPBES conceptual framework are reviewed to inform the evolution of the rolling work programme.

Improving the effectiveness of the assessment process

This objective aims to provide lessons learned and advice from the authors and other contributors of completed assessments to those undertaking future assessments.

Overall objective of IPBES

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

Policy framework of the rolling work programme up to 2030

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the biodiversity-related conventions and other biodiversity and ecosystem services processes

IPBES work programme objectives and deliverables

(*) Specific deliverables to be developed by task forces

Biodiversity, 6th Ever Mass Extinction - everything we need to know in 2022-

Preparing for our United Nations official delegation for 9th Session of the IPBES in July 2022

Making a new contract with nature

1 day on line conference ( this is an add on conference and more details of this part are being confirmed and will be advised to you)

This event is suitable for CPD.

In the year of IPBES United Nations Biodiversity COP15 Kanming China conference and IPBES 9th Session Conference in Bonn in July 2022 the recognition that pandemics are caused by mistreatment of animals and encroaching on their habitat - scientists can suddenly explain why it really matters to every human on the planet.

Join our lovely interactive one day conference and interactive workshop to explain how it all works and the latest findings.

Biodiversity- the big new story in 2021.Making a new contract with nature

Exploring the issues in more depth

Making a new contract with nature in 2021- Green Economics Institute Biodiversity Summit

Preparing for the United Nations Biodiversity Conference Conference of Parties (COP15) the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) 16.00-20.00- PM UK time

Biodiversity- the big new story in 2021. Stopping the 6th Ever Mass extinction of species, creating diversity and inclusion in nature.

It is well known that expert opinion points to our maltreatment of nature as the leading cause of most pandemics in history including the current one. However with our renewed industrialisation of food, this time its bigger and different and more deeply engrained in our economics and food and agriculture systems.

Our utter lack of respect of nature has meant we have now managed to wipe out a large percentage of insects and other animals and this presents a real and present danger to us.

How did we do something so catastrophic, how did we not even notice it happening and how on earth can we turn this round and move forward into an age of caring and sharing the planet with our neighbours.

The United Nations is running 2 major conferences this year which will address some of this. The IPBES has issued a number of incredibly important benchmark reports as has the IPCC and the UNFCCC. One of these will be in May in China

. We take you through what they mean and what initiatives are out there to help us through and how you personally can get involved and do something about this, for your own sake and for future generations.

The green economics institute has always taken a lead in warning that this was happening- we are very sad that we were correct - now come and find out how it all works and what you can do.

Making a new contract with nature and the biocene.

Come along to this training workshop and find out much much more

Register today here to hear experts give us the information and then participate in discussions about what we can all do together.

-Programme

9.30 - 10.00 Introduction; Bianca Madison - Vuleta

Session 1 -10-10.45

1he Need for Nature -Making a new contract with Nature- Recalibrating our relationship with the entire natural world and making an entire new philosophy

IPBES Reviews and outcomes

The position and opportunities in the 2021 Super Year for Nature

Break 11.15-11.30

Session 2 11.30 - 12.15

The situation in nature in 2021 Setting the Scene--Results of scientific reports- and research. the shocking state of nature and how humans have wiped most of it out. How this has helped create a series of pandemics and a new environment which threatens our future.

Case study discussion 12.15-12.45

Case studies introduced- and discussion -

Forests in Malaysia follow up

Mining for oil and gas in the Okavango

Mining in Canada

Destruction of wetlands in Uganda

Mining and destruction of wildlife N Macedonia-

`12.45- 13.00 -Group discussion

13.00-13.30 Lunch

Session 3 13.30 - 14.30

Panel debate with experts

Policy choices for Nature based solutions, Nature positive agenda, Ecosystem services - environmental economics -ecological economics, circular economy, sustainably managed fisheries- stakeholder capitalism-green wash or making a difference- or is time to adopt a Green economy and Deep ecology and existence value approaches survival solutions-with the precautionary principle? Economic Options- what are they offering and how do they differ.?

Discussion in breakout rooms 14.30-14.45

Break 14.45-15.00

Session 4 15.00-16.00

The Biodiversity Initiatives and activities in 2021 to deal with this- solutions, philosophical adjustments needed. Different paths and policy choices- humans at a cross roads. The International institutions such as the United Nations, The IPBES, President Macrons -One Planet Summit, Prince Charles Terra Carta etc. what are the initiatives offering-what are they offering and how do they differ. The run up and prep for COP15 Kanming China United Nations IPBES Conference May 2021. What can we do to make change?

Q and A 16.00-16.15

Break 1 16.15-16.30

16.30-17.15 Session - 5 Biodiversity and Industry and stakeholder issues and methodologies

The Desgupta Review

Concluding plenary 17.15 -18.00

Next Steps and what the group plans to do - new initiatives for IPBES Delegation COP 15 Kunming,China

Concluding session

Conclusions and next steps - imputs to our main conference and to the United Nations and other initiatives to address this threat. All participants and discussion.

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