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The Outcome of the First Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

January 28, 2013

The first session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was held in Bonn, Germany from 21 to 26 of January 2013.
In this meeting, the elections of the members both of the Bureau and the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) including the Chair of the plenary assembly were conducted. Subsequently, issues such as the proposed initial budget for the Platform for 2013, next steps required for the preparation of the initial work programme, and the possible institutional arrangements were discussed.

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