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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Securing the voice of science

Securing the voice of science – Next IPBES plenary coming up next week (December 9-14)

Last year the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established. With the ambition of being a parallel to the climate change panel (IPCC), the upcoming meeting will be the first real test for this “new born baby”. During a week of negotiations the 115 member countries will attempt to establish the programme of work for 2014-2018 as well is finalizing a set of formal procedures. If successful, it would mean that real work could start and slowly credible and independent summaries of critical knowledge will be synthesized. As being representatives for SCB we hope to establish good working relations with other knowledge holders and guard the scientific independence of IPBES. We intend to keep you updated by regularly writing short reports on this blog.

Bege Jonsson 


The SCB delegation is composed of

Bege Jonsson, Sweden
Cagan Sekercioglu, USA & Turkey
Eszter Krasznai Kovács, UK & Hungary
Guy Pe’er, Germany & Israel
Teuta Skorin, Croatia

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