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 Impactsort descending Region of Impact Country/s of Impact Supporting document(s) 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
In light of Global Assessment, Extinction Rebellion France Protests Mass Extinction in Paris with Fake Blood Spillage New/changed action/initiative May 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia France
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
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
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
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
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
Pollination: Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators New/changed network Global 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
Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity Co-Chairs' Report Reflects Urgency After Global Assessment New/changed idea Jul 2019 Global website
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
Youth Stage New York City 'Die In' to Protest Extinction Based on Global Assessement New/changed action/initiative May 2019 Global website
Brazilian research on value of ecosystem services in tropical soils to be based on IPBES approach New/changed research project Sep 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
RAMSAR Uses IPBES Framework on Values to Create Policy Brief on Integrating Multiple Values of Wetlands into Decision-Making New/changed research project Sep 2017 Global website
The UK Government, Citing IPBES Global Assessment, launches a Call for Evidence on safeguarding biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories New/changed action/initiative May 2019 Global Cross-regional United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
Bayer takes action to implement IPBES Pollination Assessment policy options New/changed action/initiative Jan 2018 Global Cross-regional Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Kenya, Thailand 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
UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030 Initiative proposed by El Salvador mentions IPBES LDR report New/changed action/initiative Sep 2018 Global 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
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
Global mountain biodiversity assessment follows IPBES approach and conceptual framework New/changed research project Jan 2018 Global website
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
EU calls for stronger global action on biodiversity citing IPBES assessment Other Nov 2018 Global 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
Harmonized indicators developed to monitor biodiversity health of the oceans New/changed research project Jun 2018 Global website
Introduction for practitioners on diverse values of nature developed based on IPBES preliminary guide New/changed action/initiative Jun 2018 Global website
Dialogue inspired by IPBES Pollination Assessment across indigenous, local and scientific knowledge systems New/changed action/initiative Jan 2019 Global Thailand
UNESCO identifies UNESCO-related actions to address drivers of biodiversity change identified by IPBES New/changed action/initiative Jul 2018 Global website
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