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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Titlesort descending Type(s) of impacts generated Impact Date Scale of Impact Region of Impact Country/s of Impact Supporting document(s) 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
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
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
French regional government sets up biodiversity assessment inspired by IPBES New/changed research project Jan 2018 State/Provincial Europe and Central Asia France 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
G7 Environment Ministers Issue Metz Biodiversity Charter, Welcoming the IPBES #GlobalAssessment New/changed commitment Global Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America website
German MPs urge Bundestang to Urgently Combat Biodiversity Loss following Global Assessment New/changed action/initiative May 2019 National Europe and Central Asia Germany website
Global fund manager requests IPBES expert briefing on risks of pesticides to pollinators New/changed action/initiative Sep 2018 Organizational
Global mountain biodiversity assessment follows IPBES approach and conceptual framework New/changed research project Jan 2018 Global website
Greens/EFA in EU Parliament draw on findings of the Global Assessment to critique subsidies in the the EU agricultural industry. New/changed action/initiative Jun 2019 Regional European Union website
Harmonized indicators developed to monitor biodiversity health of the oceans New/changed research project Jun 2018 Global 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
IKI funding for IPBES capacity building in West Africa through WABES New/changed investment Feb 2017 to Jan 2022 Subregional Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cabo Verde, Gambia (Republic of The), Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo website
IKI grant to BES-Net and UNEP-WCMC supporting developing countries address science-policy issues through national and regional capacity building New/changed investment Jan 2016 to Dec 2020 National Cross-regional Cameroon, Colombia, Ethiopia, Viet Nam website
In light of Global Assessment, Welsh Government Cancels Plans to Build £1.6bn Highway New/changed policy Jun 2019 National Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
In light of Global Assessment, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Announces 2020 #EuGreenWeek Will Be 'All About Biodiversity' New/changed commitment May 2019 Regional Europe and Central Asia European Union website
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
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
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
Inspired by IPBES Global Assessment, New Zealand man becomes longest running protestor outside New Zealand Parliament New/changed action/initiative Jul 2019 National Asia-Pacific New Zealand website
Inspired by IPBES Pollination and Land Degradation Assessments, Nigeria joins international alliance to protect pollinators New/changed commitment Jul 2019 National Africa Nigeria website
Inspired by IPBES, the Cambodian Government launches the National Ecosystem Assessment Project New/changed research project Jun 2019 National Asia-Pacific Cambodia 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
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
Introduction for practitioners on diverse values of nature developed based on IPBES preliminary guide New/changed action/initiative Jun 2018 Global website
IPBES Americas Assessment cited in amicus brief in Waters of the United States (#WOTUS) litigation by Society of Wetland Scientists New/changed action/initiative May 2018 National Americas United States of America website
IPBES Assessments and conceptual framework cited in and used by WWF for the Living Planet Report 2018 New/changed research project Oct 2018 Organizational Cross-regional website
IPBES assessments used to raise alarm bells about global tipping points New article Jun 2018 Individual website
IPBES cited in draft EU guidance on a strategic framework supporting green and blue infrastructure New/changed action/initiative Aug 2018 Regional Europe and Central Asia
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