Meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) under the Danish presidency of the European Union
The thematic content of the first IPBES work programme
University of Copenhagen, 16.-18. January 2012
Monday, 16th. January 2012
Keynote presentation 1
:Briefing on the current stage of the IPBES process and other inter-sessional workshops. Jerry Harrisson, UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Key note presentation 2
: Status and trends in biodiversity – what do we know and what do we
need to know? Neil Burges, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), United Kingdom.
Key note presentation 4: Status and trends in ecosystem services and their relevance to global sustainability– what do we know, what do we need to know, and how to move forward on what we need to know? Megan Tierney, UNEP-WCMC, United Kingdom
Key note presentation 5
:Lessons Learned from the UN Regular Process for Global
Marine Assessments Jake Rice, Senior National Advisor, Ecosystem Science for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
Key note presentation 6
: Supporting the Global & Regional Knowledge Base for IPBES Challenges and Opportunities Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, EEA.
Tuesday, 17th. January 2012
Kathy Willis, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
Ørnulf Seippel, Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Institute for Social and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.
Patrick ten Brink, Senior Fellow and Head of Brussels Office,
Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).
Keynote presentation 10
: A short introduction to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Hugo von Linstow - Deputy Director/Acting Director Tim Hirsch – Senior Programme Officer for Engagement Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat
Wednesday, 18th. January 2012
Key note presentation 11: Linking global assessments with sub-global and regional, in the context of IPBES. Ivar Baste, Consultant, Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management, Norway (former Director of the UN EMG secretariat and former Chief of UNEP Scientific Assessment Branch).
Key note presentation 12
: IPBES as a newcomer. How can IPBES be useful in an already crowded assessment landscape? Jake Rice, Senior National Advisor, Ecosystem Science for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
Key note presentation 13
: Linking IPBES with regional assessments – the case of Europe. Carsten Neβhöver, Coordinator, KNEU project.