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Presentation of the IPBES report on Europe and Central Asia

On 6 June 2018 the IPBES report on Europa and Central Asia was presented to governments and stakeholders. The report summarizes the state of biodiversity and ecosystems services, and potential policy approaches in Europe and Central Asia.

In June 2018 IPBES presented the summary for policymaker of its Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Europe and Central Asia in Bern.
Bild: Michael Herger, SCNAT

Report: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Europe and Central Asia: Summary for policymakers

Presentations of the event

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The Director of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Mr. Marc Chardonnens, held the opening statement, followed by opening remarks by Dr. Anne Larigauderie, the Executive Secretary of IPBES.

The event was organized around oral presentations of the findings of the report as well as a panel discussion and uptake of the report at different scales and in different sectors involving government representatives, stakeholders and the co-chairs of the report:

  • Markus Fischer, Uni Bern, ECA co-chair
  • Mark Rounsevell, Uni Edinburgh, ECA co-chair
  • Anne Larigauderie, IPBES Secretariat
  • Marc Chardonnens, FOEN
  • Dominique Kohli, FOAG
  • Anne Teller, EU DG environment
  • Malkhaz Dzneladze, Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucaus
  • Romano de Vivo, Givaudan
  • Werner Müller, Birdlife Switzerland

Among the participants were governmental representatives of countries of the Europe and Central Asia region, as well as scientific, environmental and business stakeholders.

The event was followed by PESC-5, the 5th Pan-European Stakeholder Consultation for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

  • Overview of ECA Assessment
  • Presentation of the IPBES Report for Europe and Central Asia: Summary for policymakers
  • Panel Discussion
  • Audience
  • Marc Chardonnens, Director FOEN
  • Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES
  • Markus Fischer, ECA Co-Chair
  • Mark Rounsevell, ECA Co-chair
  • Panel Discussion
  • Dominique Kohli (FOAG) and Marc Charonnens (FOEN)
  • Panel Discussion
  • Romano de Vivo (Givaudan), Anne Teller (EU DG Environment) and Werner Müller (BirdLife Switzerland)
  • Marc Chardonnens (FOEN), Markus Fischer (ECA Co-Chair), Anne Larigauderie (Executive Secretary of IPBES)
  • Panel Discussion
  • Overview of ECA AssessmentBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT1/14
  • Presentation of the IPBES Report for Europe and Central Asia: Summary for policymakersBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT2/14
  • Panel DiscussionBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT3/14
  • AudienceBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT4/14
  • Marc Chardonnens, Director FOENBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT5/14
  • Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBESBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT6/14
  • Markus Fischer, ECA Co-ChairBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT7/14
  • Mark Rounsevell, ECA Co-chairBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT8/14
  • Panel DiscussionBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT9/14
  • Dominique Kohli (FOAG) and Marc Charonnens (FOEN)Bild: Michael Herger, SCNAT10/14
  • Panel DiscussionBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT11/14
  • Romano de Vivo (Givaudan), Anne Teller (EU DG Environment) and Werner Müller (BirdLife Switzerland)Bild: Michael Herger, SCNAT12/14
  • Marc Chardonnens (FOEN), Markus Fischer (ECA Co-Chair), Anne Larigauderie (Executive Secretary of IPBES)Bild: Michael Herger, SCNAT13/14
  • Panel DiscussionBild: Michael Herger, SCNAT14/14

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