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Presentation of the IPBES report on Europe and Central Asia

A regional launch and uptake event


09:00 - 12:30


Hotel Bellevue Palace, Salon Royal, Bern

The event is intended to present to governments and stakeholders the IPBES report on the state of biodiversity and ecosystems services, and potential policy approaches in Europe and Central Asia.

Hotel Bellevue Bern


The event will focus on biodiversity and ecosystems services, and policy solutions in the European and Central Asia region:

  • Present the findings of the report on the state of biodiversity and ecosystems services in the Europe and Central Asia region.
  • Discuss potential policy approaches and gaps for preserving biodiversity and ecosystems services.
  • Mobilize relevant stakeholders.

The invited participants are governmental representatives of countries of the Europe and Central Asia region, as well as scientific, environmental and business stakeholders.

The event is organized around oral presentations of the findings of the report and a panel discussion involving government representatives, stakeholders and the co-chairs of the report, Prof. Markus Fischer (Switzerland) and Prof. Mark Rounsevell (UK). The official language of the event is English.

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

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

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Dr. Eva Spehn
Swiss Biodiversity Forum
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

The meeting is free of charge.
Languages: English