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IPBES Belgian Uptake

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Original languageDutch
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 10-Oct-2018

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INTRODUCTIONThe IPBES Belgian Uptake event was organised by the IPBESBelgian Focal Point (Belgian NFP) which is coordinated by theBelgian Biodiversity Platform. The event took place on October1st 2018, at the Flemish Research Institute for Nature andForest (INBO), and was attended by about 80 participants.Being the first of its type, the one-day event had a number ofobjectives related to promoting the Intergovernmental SciencePolicy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services(IPBES), the uptake of its assessments (especially the RegionalAssessment for Europe & Central Asia), inform the audiencehow they can participate in IPBES, and how it can contributeto their work. On a more practical side, this event also aimed tospur concrete actions and engagement for a better and greenerfuture in Belgium.The programme of the event consisted in a number of presentations, a panel discussion, and breakout groups for each ofthe three Belgian regions; all of which gave the audience ampleopportunity to interact, either by asking questions in person orthrough Twitter.This report mainly focuses on the outcomes of the breakoutsessions, providing concrete suggestions to better conservebiodiversity in the regions based on the IPBES outcomes.
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