A series of short video messages from the two Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) of IPBES

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Dear Friend of IPBES,
The success and credibility of IPBES depends, very directly, on the strength, independence and quality of our scientific and technical processes. The Plenary has entrusted oversight of these vital elements of the IPBES work programme to the 25 men and women comprising our Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP).
It is not always easy to explain the central role that the MEP plays in our work, so I am very pleased to share with you today a new resource – a series of five short video messages from the two MEP Co-Chairs, Marie Stenseke and Luthando Dziba, about the importance of the MEP, its work to date, key challenges for the future and their shared vision for the MEP. I encourage you to view these messages and to use them as resources to help deepen the understanding of and appreciation for the efforts of the MEP.

  1. Why is the role of the MEP so important in IPBES?
  2. How has the MEP done so far?
  3. Key challenges for the MEP in the next IPBES work programme
  4. The vision of the co-chairs for the MEP
  5. A message from the MEP to the wider IPBES community

All five videos are also available as a single playlist at: will also soon be featured on the IPBES website.

Yours sincerely,

Anne Larigauderie | Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
Bonn 53113

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