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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 Edit
Arménie (l') IPBES Armenia Levon Aghasyan
Belgique (la) Belgian Biodiversity Platform (BBPf) Hilde Eggermont
Bosnie-Herzégovine (la) Federal Ministry on Environment and Tourism Cero Mehmed
Brésil (le) Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services/BPBES Carlos Alfredo Joly
Colombie (la) IPBES National Committee from Colombia Juanita Chaves
Danemark (le) IPBES in Denmark Lars Dinesen
Finlande (la) Finnish National IPBES Working Group Olli Ojala
Finlande (la) Finnish Nature Panel Janne S. Kotiaho
France (la) French Committee for IPBES Nathalie Morata
Allemagne (l') German IPBES Coordination Office Dr. Mariam Akhtar-Schuster
Grenade (la) Sustainable Development Council Aria St.Louis
Hongrie (la) IPBES Hungarian Platform András Báldi
Japon (le) Japanese IPBES Platform Ichiro HAMA
Lituanie (la) Ieva Čaraitė
Pays-Bas (les) Science-Policy Interface IPBES in the Netherlands (IPBES-NL) Machteld Schoolenberg
Nigéria (le) National Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Platform Professor Ahmed Dankishya
Portugal (le) Portuguese platform Helena Freitas
Afrique du Sud (l') National IPBES HUB Dr. Kiruben Naicker
Espagne (l') Miguel Aymerich
Suède (la) Scientific Council for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at SEPA for IPBES related questions Cecilia Lindblad
Suisse (la) IPBES-CH Eva Spehn
Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (le) 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.