Press Release

The Second Scientific Workshop on IPBES Assessment to be held on 27-29 February 2012 in Tokyo

February 7, 2012

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan will hold the Second Scientific Workshop on Intergovernmental
Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), in collaboration with the United Nations University on 27-29 February 2012 in Tokyo (venue: Elizabeth Hall, United Nations University).
At the workshop, about 40 national and international experts will discuss the assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services, which is one of the four main activities of the IPBES whose establishment is currently under discussion.
The results of this workshop will be provided to the Second Session of the Plenary Meeting on IPBES that is scheduled to be held on 16-21 April 2012 in Panama City, Panama.

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