Join ONet at the IPBES 11 Plenary

Oryx gazella in the Namib Desert

Last updated 24 February 2024

The IPBES 11 Plenary session is taking place 10 to 16 December 2024 in Windhoek, Namibia.

IPBES Plenary sessions are the platform's main conferences, where representatives of all member governments and several observers meet; the Plenary is the governing body of IPBES.

The Plenary will consider, among other items, the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment), the thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity (transformative change assessment) as well as the scoping report for the second global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • Following tradition, we will communally draft a stakeholder opening statement in advance of the Plenary session: alongside IIFBES, ONet is allocated speaking time during the opening ceremony. For upcoming information, watch the ONet newsletter. On the ONet website, you can find opening statements from previous years.
  • ONet will be on location throughout the event. For information on joining ONet's meetings and joint work in Windhoek, email the facilitation team. Provided that there is sufficient time in the plenary's schedule, ONet will also develop and deliver a stakeholder closing statement over the course of the session. On the ONet website, you can find closing statements from previous years that have been delivered.
  • Public information on the IPBES 11 Plenary is available on the IPBES website, including the published documents, schedule, etc.
  • For daily reports throughout the proceedings, see the IISD Earth Negotiations Bulletin.


Save the date: as usual, Stakeholder Day will precede the session and is scheduled for 9 December 2024. We traditionally organise our annual conference jointly with the IPBES Secretariat and the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IIFBES); information on Stakeholder Day and ways in which you can contribute are forthcoming.


All events above are free to attend.* However, attendees need to be nominated by either a member government or an observer organisation: if you would like to know when the process opens, watch this page, the ONet newsletter, or join the IPBES stakeholder registry.

Watch this space for future updates. Looking forward to seeing you in Namibia!


* Please note that this includes the events themselves; you or your sponsor are responsible for, e.g., travel, accommodation and meals. Financial support by IPBES for travel is normally only available for one government-nominated representative from each developing country.


Photo by Juan Carlos Munoz on Adobe Stock: gemsbok (Oryx gazella) in the Namib Desert, Namibia. This species is highly adapted to its dry and barren homelands. The gemsbok is Namibia's national animal and features on its coat of arms.