Welcome to the IPBES Impact Tracking Database (TRACK).

The purpose of TRACK is to record, document and share examples of the use of IPBES outputs, such as the IPBES assessment reports, in decision-making or in science.

TRACK is not designed to be comprehensive, analytically rigorous or serve a wider monitoring function – it makes no claim to be an exhaustive list of IPBES impacts. It is, instead, an indicative list for the primary purpose of IPBES communications, outreach and public relations. Apart from a basic eligibility screening, the IPBES secretariat does not independently verify the examples listed in TRACK, which are primarily gleaned from third party stakeholders, media reports and similar sources.

Should you wish to contribute an example of IPBES impact, please go to the TRACK submission portal: www.ipbes.net/impact-tracking  If you wish alert the secretariat to any inaccuracy or anything objectionable in TRACK, please do so by emailing this information to media@ipbes.net with the subject line “TRACK Correction”.

TRACK

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Title Type(s) of impacts generated Impact Date Scale of Impact Region of Impact Country/s of Impact Supporting document(s) Website
Citing IPBES, Alliance of 4 Major German Organizations Calls on German Chancellor to Make Fight Against Species Extinction Top Priority New/changed action/initiative Jul 2019 National Europe and Central Asia Germany website
Dragon Capital and University of Exeter launch a programme to chart the link between biodiversity and economic performance New/changed investment Jul 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Viet Nam website
Irish Minister cites Global Assessment in decision against allowing roadside hedge cutting during August New/changed law/regulation Jul 2019 National Europe and Central Asia Ireland website
G20 Recognizes Biodiversity Loss Alongside Climate Change as Urgent Global Challenge in Osaka 28-29 June 2019 Declaration New/changed commitment Jun 2019 Global Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America website
European Union Staffers' Launch Biodiversity and Climate Petition Citing IPBES Calling for EU Declaration of Planetary Emergency New/changed action/initiative Jun 2019 Regional Europe and Central Asia website
Inspired by IPBES, the Cambodian Government launches the National Ecosystem Assessment Project New/changed research project Jun 2019 National Asia-Pacific Cambodia website
UN Secretary General, French and Chinese Foreign Ministers Highlight IPBES Global Assessment at G20 Summit in Osaka New/changed commitment Jun 2019 Global China, France website
The President of Palau makes an appeal for international, intergovernmental efforts to combat biodiversity loss New/changed idea May 2019 Global Asia-Pacific Palau website
Bee-Friendly Initiative to Plant Flowers Doubled, Introduced by German Regional Government of Hessen, Beekepers and Farmers' Associations New/changed action/initiative May 2019 Regional Europe and Central Asia Germany website
In Light of IPBES Global Assessment, Gemperle Family Farms Commit Funds to Biodiversity on Strength of IPBES Global Assessment New/changed investment May 2019 Organizational Americas Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, United States of America website
City Council of Cambridge, England Declares Biodiversity Emergency, Noting IPBES Global Assessment, Pledges Net Gains for Biodiversity New/changed law/regulation May 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
IPBES Conceptual Framework Used to Analyze Biocultural Approaches to Pollinator Conservation by Indigenous People and Local Communities New/changed research project Mar 2019 Global website
IPBES Conceptual Framework used in medical publication to illustrate interactions between human, animals and environment in emerging infectious diseases and biological invasions New/changed research project Mar 2019 Global website
Dialogue inspired by IPBES Pollination Assessment across indigenous, local and scientific knowledge systems New/changed action/initiative Jan 2019 Global Thailand
Swedish research cites IPBES work on values for investigation into climate change vulnerability New/changed research project Jan 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia Sweden website
UN Environment Foresight brief on insect services, threats and solutions features IPBES Pollination Assessment data New article Jan 2019 Global
Researchers Develop Criteria to Improve Biodiversity and Species Distribution Modelling to Meet Needs of IPBES and others New/changed research project Jan 2019 Global website
Brazil publishes first national biodiversity and ecosystem services assessment based on IPBES methodology New/changed research project Nov 2018 National Americas Brazil website
CBD Plan of Action 2018-2030 for the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable use of Pollinators references the IPBES Assessment of Pollination, Pollinators and Food Production New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global
Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators grows again - EU and 3 new countries join at CBD COP14 New/changed network Nov 2018 National Europe and Central Asia Belarus, Estonia, Norway website
COP Parties request the CBD Exec. Sec. to communicate with IPBES Exec. Sec. to facilitate dissemination of the outcomes of the assessment of the sustainable use of wild species New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
Ministers adopt common continental position on biodiversity protection and land degradation at African Summit - informed by IPBES Assessments New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Regional Africa
CBD Parties invited IPBES to contribute to the development of the draft long-term strategic framework for capacity-building beyond 2020; IPBES regional assessments mentioned as sources to draw upon New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
CBD Parties request the CBD Exec. Sec. to develop communication and public awareness campaigns on the current state of biodiversity, in collaboration with IPBES and others New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) Launches Data Visualization Platform to promote and coordinate development and delivery of biodiversity indicators for use by IPBES and others New/changed research project Nov 2018 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
CBD Parties list IPBES assessments as key sources to be used in developing documentation related to the preparatory process for the development of post 2020 global biodiversity framework New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
CBD Parties recognize IPBES Assessment Reports as an important evidence base for the Aichi Biodiversity Targets progress assessment and request further collaboration for GBO5 New/changed commitment Nov 2018
CBD Parties welcome the Second Work Programme of IPBES, note its relevance for major climate and biodiversity related agreements request for additional inputs from post-2020 biodiversity framework New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
CBD Parties welcome the undertaking of the assessment of invasive alien species and decide on establishment of an expert group to address matters not covered by IPBES assessment New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
European Commission funding for research and innovation action on interrelations between climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services New/changed investment Nov 2018 to Dec 2020 Regional Europe and Central Asia website
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