The Second IPBES Pan-European stakeholder meeting (PESC-2) will take place on 22 & 23 September 2014 in Basel, Switzerland. The meeting is organised by the Swiss Biodiversity Forum with the support of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), and in collaboration with other European IPBES Platforms from Germany, France, Belgium, and UK.
The meeting builds on the first IPBES Pan-European Stakeholder Consultation, which was successfully held in Leipzig in July 2013. A broad engagement of scientific experts, local knowledge holders, policy makers and NGOs will be crucial in making IPBES a success.
The meeting aims to:
• inform on the IPBES process, and how to participate in the current work programme (day 1)
• discuss and give input to the forthcoming IPBES Regional assessment of Europe and Central Asia (day 1 & 2)
• contribute to the mobilisation of experts and stakeholders across the Pan-European and Central Asian region (day 1 & 2)
Please find the official announcement and programme here
Dr Eva Spehn, SCNAT Science officer