IUCN VISION FOR AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (IPBES)
1. IUCN strongly welcomes the considerable progress already achieved to establish the platform including the
Busan Outcome which is fully recognized by governments as embodying the basic principles for the future
operationalization of the platform and congratulates all governments and other relevant stakeholders for their
efforts to date.
2. This paper lays out IUCN’s position on issues in the agenda of the first session of the plenary meeting. IUCN’s
position is the result of the discussions and negotiations to date, including the first, second and third meetings
of IPBES, notably the Busan Outcome.