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
Based on the insights of the IPBES Assessment for Europe and Central Asia, a group of scientists released a paper on the shortcomings of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and options for improvement New/changed research project Nov 2019 Regional Europe and Central Asia website
UN Convention to Combat Desertification reviews IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration and Global Assessments and develops extensive recommendations New/changed research project Sep 2019 Global Cross-regional website
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Environmental Law and Policy Center to host bi-national symposium on Global Assessment and the Great Lakes New/changed action/initiative Sep 2019 Subregional Cross-regional Canada, United States of America
International Resources Panel cites and analyzes IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment in a think piece New article Sep 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
UN Convention to Combat Desertification cites the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration report findings as partial rationale in key objective of their SPI work programm New/changed research project Sep 2019 Organizational Cross-regional website
US States cite IPBES in decision to sue Federal Government over changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed action/initiative Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America website
Humane Society International and Humane Society of the US cite IPBES while urging world leaders to take action ahead of CITES CoP 18 New/changed action/initiative Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional website
President al-Sisi announces that Egypt will sign the Metz Charter on Biodiversity New/changed commitment Aug 2019 National Africa Egypt website
Following the Global Assessment, the Bristol Museum shrouded its endangered wildlife exhibits in a mourning veil to raise awareness of species at risk of extinction New/changed action/initiative Aug 2019 Organizational Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
During 2019 G7 Leaders' Summit, all G7 States, as well as Australia, Chile, India and South Africa, announced that they will sign the Metz Charter on Biodiversity informed by the Global Assessment New/changed commitment Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional Australia, Canada, Chile, European Union, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America website
US Presidential Candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination, Joe Sestek, cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed idea Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America website
US Presidential Candidate Julián Castro cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed idea Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America website
US Senator Dianne Feinstein cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed idea Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America website
Former US Presidential Candidate Jill Stein cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed idea Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America website
In light of the Global Assessment, Scientists send petition urging the US Congress to fund wildlife conservation programs to protect biodiversity New/changed action/initiative Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America website
During the third session of Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Conference, the High Seas Alliance referred to the IPBES Global Assessment as proof that the BBNJ Treaty is urgently needed New/changed idea Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional website
Citing the IPBES Global Assessment, Microsoft announces that it will provide the University of Western Australia with a grant to help protect threatened species New/changed investment Aug 2019 Organizational Cross-regional Australia website
Inspired by the Global Assessment, South Hams District Council in England commits to launching an assessment that will look at biodiversity-related concerns New/changed commitment Aug 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
US Presidential Candidate Julián Castro cites IPBES Global Assessment in campaign plan to protect animals and wildlife New/changed idea Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America website
National Resources Defense Council cites IPBES Global Assessment in opposition to anti-biodiversity bill in California New/changed action/initiative Aug 2019 Regional Americas United States of America website
ONU Info, the French-language version of UN News, references IPBES in providing the official UN response to the devastating forests in the Amazon rainforest New/changed idea Aug 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
US Congressional Candidate launches 2020 campaign inspired in part by IPBES Global Assessment New/changed action/initiative Aug 2019 Individual Americas United States of America website
Drawing on the IPBES Global Assessment, the Society for Conservation Biology proposes concept for global biodiversity financing New/changed research project Aug 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
Law Professor, inspired by IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, proposes legally binding international instrument for soils and land management New/changed idea Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional
French President Emmanuel Macron undertakes to pursue US agreement to the Metz Biodiversity Charter during G7 Leaders' Summit in Biarritz New/changed commitment Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional website
IPBES Global Assessment inspires Swiss filmmaker to create poignant short film Other Jul 2019 Individual Cross-regional website
Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders uses Global Assessment to mobilize support during High-level Political Forum (HLPF) speech New/changed idea Jul 2019 Global website
Forthcoming documentary film to feature Global Assessment Other Jul 2019 Individual
Using elements from the Global Assessment, a new brochure has been issued to help biodiversity experts use UK museum collections to strategically address questions around biodiversity conservation New/changed action/initiative Jul 2019 Global website
French community cites Global Assessment in decision to appeal court decision allowing the extraction of shellfish sand in Lannion Bay New/changed action/initiative Jul 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia France website
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