Summary Report of the just-ended IPBES meeting.

The first session of the plenary meeting on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)  held at UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya came to an end on the 7th of October 2011.  Discussions during this five-day meeting ranged from the  functions and operating principles of the platform; the legal issues relating to the establishment and operationalization of the platform; the work programme of the platform; and the criteria for selecting host institutions and the physical location of the secretariat amongst many other discussions.

If you want to know more about what transpired at this event,  read the Earth Negotiations Bulletin Summary and Analysis of this meeting