29 November 2011
Washington D.C., USA
This session was designed to inform and update the Washington science and policy communities on the rationale and plans for the IPBES, describe the progress at the first IPBES plenary session, and explore opportunities for scientists, scientific societies, and NGOs to contribute to both the shaping and the execution of IPBES, in order to maximize its value for both scientific understanding and policy formulation.
IUCN was invited to participate in the final panel of the event to discuss the shape of IPBES with scientific community.
The forum was organized by U.S. National Committee for DIVERSITAS of the National Academy of Sciences
The video recordings and presentations of the event is available here.