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Workshop on IPBES: Contributions of the Asia-Pacific RCE Community

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Workshop on IPBES: Contributions of the Asia-Pacific RCE Community
Professor Peter Bridgewater, University of Canberra and Professor Mario Tabucanon, UNU-IAS
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

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Workshop on IPBES: Contributions of the Asia-Pacific RCE Community

  1. 1. Symposium on “Mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals: Education and Impacts” 26 September 2018, Western Sydney University Workshop on IPBES: Contributions of the Asia-Pacific RCE Community 10/11/2018 1 Facilitators Prof. Peter Bridgewater, University of Canberra Prof. Mario T. Tabucanon, UNU-IAS
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  3. 3. Revisiting the Cha-am IPBES Workshop, 2016 Potential RCE engagements with IPBES • Through students, engage in local biodiversity research • Publish and engage in review process • Students to read and comment on regional assessment to learn biodiversity and ecosystems services in order to improve critical thinking skills • Nominate experts of Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) – Identify from different fields • Participate in assessment process – case studies and local experiences • Contribute to IPBES task force – Disseminate information to RCE multi- stakeholders
  4. 4. Objective of the Sydney IPBES workshop • To enhance awareness among RCE stakeholders on the IPBES process and to further explore potential collaborative actions with IPBES
  5. 5. Brief self-introduction of participants
  6. 6. Individual reflections on RCE work on BES, TK • What is your RCE doing on BES? • Who are the major stakeholders in the biodiversity related programs? • What are the gaps/challenges? • Is there any work on ecosystem assessments? • Have you made any local or national or international policy related work?
  7. 7. Relevance of IPBES work program for RCE • The global role of IPBES • What is a science-policy interface? • Links to SDGs 14/15 and biodiversity-related conventions as well as UNFCCC and IPCC (SDGs 6 & 13)
  8. 8. Introduction to IPBES work program • Very brief history of IPBES • The conceptual framework • Introduction of nature’s contributions to people. • (Interactions by RCE participants)
  9. 9. Introduction to IPBES work program  2003 - Evian, France G8 meeting talks about biodiversity;  2005 - Conference in UNESCO Paris, agrees to mechanism for better biodiversity science;  2008 - no progress after many meetings, pass to UNEP;  2010 - agreement in Busan, RoK, to discuss establishment of a Science-policy platform;  2011- agreement to establish the Platform  2012 First plenary meeting of IPBES.
  10. 10.  IPBES conceptual Framework – new direction in thinking
  11. 11. Introduction to IPBES work program • From Ecosystem Services to Nature’s Contributions to People: • Real change in thinking; major science argument, or storm in a teacup? This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY
  12. 12. Relaunch of the Asia-Pacific assessment and introduction to main findings • Showing how Summary for PMs work and can be used, based on the A-P Assessment What is an SPM? How can it be used? Is the A-P SPM useful? • Contributions to the Global Assessment • https://www.ipbes.net/assessment-reports/asia-pacific
  13. 13. Future RCE work with IPBES platform • Open discussion: The IPBES review process; Are individual RCEs interested in closer connection with the IPBES process? What? How? When? Ways forward?

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