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National and regional platforms and networks

A range of platforms and networks on biodiversity and ecosystem services exist at the national and regional level and greatly support, in many different ways, the work of IPBES. For example, many of them facilitate the uptake of IPBES products, including by organizing uptake events for completed assessments and other deliverables, catalyse further activities based on the work of IPBES and facilitate the input of stakeholders into the work of IPBES.

Opportunities for national platforms and networks to engage with and contribute to the work of IPBES

Report of the online dialogue workshop with national and regional platforms engaging in IPBES: Communicating the importance of biodiversity for nature and people (1 March 2022)

An overview of reported national and regional platforms and networks is presented below.

National platforms

Country Name of the platform Contact person
أرمينيا IPBES Armenia Levon Aghasyan
بلجيكا Belgian Biodiversity Platform (BBPf) Hilde Eggermont
البوسنة والهرسك Federal Ministry on Environment and Tourism Cero Mehmed
البرازيل Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services/BPBES Carlos Alfredo Joly
كولومبيا IPBES National Committee from Colombia Juanita Chaves
الدانمرك IPBES in Denmark Lars Dinesen
فنلندا Finnish National IPBES Working Group Juuli Närhi
فنلندا Finnish Nature Panel Janne S. Kotiaho
فرنسا French Committee for IPBES Nathalie Morata
ألمانيا German IPBES Coordination Office Dr. Mariam Akhtar-Schuster
غرينادا Sustainable Development Council Aria St.Louis
هنغاريا IPBES Hungarian Platform András Báldi
اليابان Japanese IPBES Platform Ichiro HAMA
ليتوانيا Ieva Čaraitė
هولندا Science-Policy Interface IPBES in the Netherlands (IPBES-NL) Machteld Schoolenberg
نيجيريا National Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Platform Professor Ahmed Dankishya
البرتغال Portuguese platform Helena Freitas
جنوب أفريقيا National IPBES HUB Dr. Kiruben Naicker
إسبانيا Miguel Aymerich
السويد Scientific Council for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at SEPA for IPBES related questions Cecilia Lindblad
سويسرا IPBES-CH Eva Spehn
المملكة المتحدة لبريطانيا العظمى وأيرلندا الشمالية UK IPBES Stakeholder Network Jessica Magnus

Regional platforms

Name of the platform Contact person
eca_network_logo.png Europe and Central Asia Network of Organisations (ECA) Hilde Eggermont


The inclusion in the list of “national and regional platforms and networks” does not constitute any official endorsement the listed organizations, institutions or networks or their activities and products or their officials by IPBES or the United Nations Environment Programme.