Imagine 2023, 10 years from now. Has IPBES fundamentally helped to achieve the global biodiversity targets 2020, engaged 100 fellow researchers from Africa, won the Nobel Prize and more? If so, where is the key today, at the beginning of the process, aimed to unlock enhanced science, conservation and policy links?
Watch this video to learn how stakeholder engagement lies at the heart of IPBES success. The video looks at the platform from a future perspective and showcases the achievements of Plafform 10 years from now, provided the meaningful help of its stakeholders has been enabled.
There, some of the participants of different types of stakeholders - such as science, NGOs or environmental administration - formulate their expectations and recommendations for an efficient stakeholder engagement in the work of IPBES. IUCN is sharing these hopes and has steadily called for strengthening the civil society involvement in IPBES.
This video was produced by the German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research (NeFo) during the IPBES pan-European stakeholder consultation in July 2013, Leipzig, Germany. The meeting was jointly organized by NeFo and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and other national European biodiversity platforms.
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established in 2012 as an independent intergovernmental body open to all member countries of the United Nations. The members are committed to building IPBES as the leading intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet's biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services they provide to society.
- List of Member nations (currently 113);
- Leadership (including Spencer Thomas, IUCN Regional Councillor for North America and the Caribbean);
- Experts (including Tamar Pataridze, IUCN Regional Councillor for Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia and a number of members of IUCN Commissions).