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Panel Discussion in Advance of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
 
Date and Time: November 14, 2013 at 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Embassy of France/Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Sponsors: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for North America and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
 
Event Overview:
  • Opening remarks by Frédéric Doré, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of France in the United States
  • Panel 1 : IPBES Update
    • Frank Hawkins, IUCN Washington DC Office - IPBES Stakeholder engagement strategy
    • Christine Dawson, Department of State - U.S. Government views and positions on key decision items for IPBES-2
    • UNEP Speaker (TBC) - Overview of the documentation and key issues to be addressed in IPBES-2
    • Thomas Hammond, Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) to the GEF - Moderator
  • Panel 2: Proposed Thematic and Methodological Assessments for the IPBES 2014-2018 Work Programme (to be considered by the upcoming Plenary)
    • Ann Bartuska, Member of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel - Moderator and Speaker on the role of indigenous and local knowledge
    • Lars Laestadius, World Resources Institute - Land degradation and restoration
    • Jeffery Pettis, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Pollination and food production
    • Pierre-Michel Forget, National Museum of Natural History, Paris - Sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity
    • Kai Chan, University of British Columbia, Canada - Policy support tools and methodologies regarding value, valuation and accounting of biodiversity and ecosystem services
    • Jonah Busch, Center for Global Development - Policy support tools and methodologies for scenarios analysis and modeling of biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Short networking reception