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Collaborative supporters

IPBES is financed through voluntary contributions to its trust fund and generous contributions from its Members have ensured its operation since its inception (see here). The status of financial contributions is reported to the Plenary of IPBES at each of its sessions.

In addition, the work of IPBES is supported in many other ways. For example:

  • Support to the organization of workshops for IPBES fellows, for meetings of assessment authors, for dialogue workshops to support the implementation of the IPBES approach to recognizing and working with indigenous and local knowledge, or to meetings to advance the work of IPBES on scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services;
  • The organization of events or the preparation of information materials to support the uptake of IPBES products at the national and regional level, in particular completed IPBES assessments and the preliminary guide on multiple conceptualizations of values;
  • Amplification of IPBES communications and outreach activities, especially through print and broadcast media and social media channels, as well as through support to IPBES branding, public relations and audio-visual activities; 
  • Support to or organization of workshops and activities to build the capacity of governments and stakeholders to engage in the work of IPBES, for example the review of IPBES assessments, the undertaking of national and (sub)regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services and the establishment of national and (sub)regional platforms or networks;
  • The provision of information and data for indicators used in IPBES assessments;
  • The provision of information about the work of IPBES as part of activities and events.

Such support was provided to IPBES during its first work programme by (please note: examples only; this page is being piloted and the list is not comprehensive):

  • Several members of IPBES, including: Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America;
  • The four UN partners of IPBES;
  • Organizations that concluded a memorandum of understanding with the secretariat of IPBES as strategic partners, including Future Earth, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI),  and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN);
  • Several national and regional platforms and networks as well as other organizations and institutions. Examples of such collaborative supporters of IPBES include (please note: examples only; this page is being piloted and the list is not comprehensive):
African Biodiversity Network
Agency for Biodiversity (AFB), France
Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute Colombia
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
Belgian Biodiversity Platform (BBP)
Belmont Forum / BiodivERsA
Biodiversity Science-Policy Interfaces Network for Early Career Scientists (BSPIN)
BirdLife International
Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES)
Cadi Ayyad University
Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP), University of Nairobi
Centre for Development Research (ZEF)
Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES)
Corvinus University of Budapest
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa (CSIR)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission
Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)
European Institute of Marine Science
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany / International Climate Initiative (IKI)
Forest Peoples Programme
Forest Stewardship Council
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research
German Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Sciences (HELSUS)
Institute for Biodiversity - Network e.V.
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability of the United Nations University (UNU-IAS)
Institute of Social Ecology at the Alpen Adria University in Vienna
Japan Biodiversity Fund (JBF)
Khazar University
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Mexican National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research Germany (NeFo)
Norwegian Environment Agency
Norwegian Institute of Marine Research
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Princeton University
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation
SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre
Swiss Biodiversity Forum
Terralingua, the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) network
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
The Global Footprint Network
The Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network
The Indicators for the Seas programme (IndiSeas)
The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
The International Institute for Sustainability (IIS)
The Map of Life
The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
The Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity in Changing Terrestrial Systems (PREDICTS) collaborative project
The Sea Around Us research initiative
The Water Footprint Network
The World Bank
The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net)
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
United Nations Statistics Division
United Nations University facilitated Network of Regional Centres of Expertise
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
University of Bern
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
University of Minnesota
University of Reading
University of St. Andrews
University of the West Indies
University of Trinidad and Tobago
Wildlife Institute of India
World Resources Institute (WRI)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)