EKLIPSE Expert Working Group’s report on supporting the EU negotiators on the IPBES Global Assessment’s Summary for Policymakers

Judith Fisher, Zuzana Harmácková, Peter Roebeling, Jesus Carrasco, Mario Giampietro, Carla-Leanne Washbourne, Sheri Young

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This report provides the summary of findings by the EKLIPSE ‘Expert Working Group analysing the links between the IPBES Global Assessment (GA) and its Summary for Policymakers (SPM).
The Expert Working Group (EWG) was established based on a request by the European Commission, DG Environment, and tasked to provide materials for the negotiations of the IPBES GA SPM at IPBES-7 Plenary, Paris, 29 April – 4 May 2019. The group was active in the period 4 March – 24 April 2019.
The specific aims of the EWG were to (1) assess whether the SPM key messages are justified by the content of the full IPBES GA report, (2) assess which key messages and visuals in the SPM are the most critical to defend and keep in the SPM, (3) assess the needs for clarification of the SPM based on the full report chapters, (3) identify which key messages are missing in the SPM (with proper anchors to the report chapters), (4) assess which key visuals from the report chapters should be lifted to the SPM, and (5) enrich the SPM with elements from the report chapters, as needed.
This report is supplemented by additional materials providing detailed comments of the EWG to the SPM and its links to the full IPBES GA report, specifically:
 A review spreadsheet with compiling all detailed EWG comments to the SPM,
 A text version of the SPM with all EWG comments transferred from the review spreadsheet and suggested in a track-change mode,
 A text version of the SPM compiling EWG comments related to the topic of Nature-based Solutions/Ecosystem-based Approaches, as a reaction to the changes proposed by the European Commission.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUniteed Kingdom
PublisherUK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, United Kingdom.
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2019


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