WorkshopBSPIN Workshop prior to IPBES-5

05. März 2017

On 5 March 2017, prior to the 5th plenary of IPBES and its stakeholder day in Bonn/Germany, a preparatory workshop was organised by BSPIN (the Biodiversity Science-Policy Interfaces Network for Early Career Scientists). This initiative of young scientists dealing with biodiversity-related science-policy interfaces, like IPBES, wanted to provide space for exchange and discussion in order to support early career scientists in getting engaged in such interfaces, including by informing about the progress of the IPBES deliverables and the IPBES fellowship programme. The aims of the workshop were to:  Exchange and discuss science-policy related research  Meet participants of the IPBES fellowship programme  Update on the IPBES process and deliverables  Discuss how early career scientists can get engaged in science-policy interfaces Any early-career scientist or professional was welcome to join the workshop to exchange views and ideas and to get to know participants in a less formal and busy context than during the actual plenary of IPBES-5.