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”.


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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
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 SBSTTA proposes pollinator plan of action 2018-2030 based on IPBES Assessment New/changed action/initiative Jul 2018 Global website
Proposal to establish a virtual collaboration platform for inter- and trans-disciplinary research in support of international environmental policy New/changed idea May 2018 Global
UN Environment Foresight brief on insect services, threats and solutions features IPBES Pollination Assessment data New article Jan 2019 Global
Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA offer >Euro 23 million to fund proposals addressing gaps and barriers in biodiversity and ecosystem scenarios identified in IPBES Assessment New/changed investment Jul 2017 Global 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
CBD Parties urge the use of all products of IPBES in preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
CBD Parties note the relevance of IPBES Assessment of Scenarios and Models to discussions on the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity and the development of post-2020 biodiversity framework New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
Pollination: Decision adopted by the conference of the parties to the CBD New/changed commitment Global Cross-regional
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
Pollination: United Nations Declares 20 May World Bee Day New/changed action/initiative Global website
Pollination: Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators New/changed network 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
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
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
El Salvador proposes Declaration of the "International Decade of Restoration of Ecosystems" at UNGA 73 citing IPBES research New/changed action/initiative Sep 2018 Global 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
Global mountain biodiversity assessment follows IPBES approach and conceptual framework New/changed research project Jan 2018 Global website
EU calls for stronger global action on biodiversity citing IPBES assessment Other Nov 2018 Global 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
UNESCO identifies UNESCO-related actions to address drivers of biodiversity change identified by IPBES New/changed action/initiative Jul 2018 Global website
Dialogue inspired by IPBES Pollination Assessment across indigenous, local and scientific knowledge systems New/changed action/initiative Jan 2019 Global Thailand
IPBES assessments used to raise alarm bells about global tipping points New article Jun 2018 Individual 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
Research builds on IPBES ILK focused on local shepherd's knowledge and data on the scavenging ecosystem service in Spain New/changed research project May 2018 National Europe and Central Asia Spain website
French CEOs sign Act4Nature corporate pledge partly based on results of IPBES Assessment Reports New/changed commitment Jul 2018 National Europe and Central Asia France website
New Zealand issues first report on land issues following IPBES Asia-Pacific and Land Degradation Assessments New/changed research project Apr 2018 National Asia-Pacific Armenia, New Zealand website
Brazil establishes procedures on pesticide risk to pollinators partly based on the IPBES Pollination Assessment New/changed law/regulation Mar 2017 National Americas Brazil