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 generatedsort descending Impact Date Scale of Impact Region of Impact Country/s of Impact Supporting document(s) 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
IPBES assessments used to raise alarm bells about global tipping points New article Jun 2018 Individual website
Article: Nature's Contributions to People (NCP) Conceptual Framework Used as Critical Lens for IPBES Europe and Central Asia Assessment Report New article Jul 2019 Organizational website
UN Environment Foresight brief on insect services, threats and solutions features IPBES Pollination Assessment data New article Jan 2019 Global
Project to reforest Dry Corridor of Central America and Dominican Republic partially premised on IPBES Report New/changed action/initiative Aug 2018 Subregional Americas Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama website
DRC creates national biodiversity and ecosystem services task force on strength of IPBES Africa assessment New/changed action/initiative Aug 2018 National Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo website
Pollination: United Nations Declares 20 May World Bee Day New/changed action/initiative Global website
France: Regional initiative, based on IPBES, launched in New Aquitaine to create a pool of lead scientists to work on biodiversity New/changed action/initiative Jan 2017 State/Provincial France website
Media Give Partial Credit to Global Assessment and Awareness of Extinction Risk as Boost to Greens in 2019 EU Election New/changed action/initiative Jun 2019 Regional Europe and Central Asia European Union 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
Europe: Public consultation on an EU initiative for pollinators New/changed action/initiative Jan 2018 to Apr 2018 Regional Europe and Central Asia 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
Global fund manager requests IPBES expert briefing on risks of pesticides to pollinators New/changed action/initiative Sep 2018 Organizational
EU Pollinators Initiative informed by IPBES Pollinators Assessment New/changed action/initiative Jun 2018 Regional Europe and Central Asia website
Youth Stage New York City 'Die In' to Protest Extinction Based on Global Assessement New/changed action/initiative May 2019 Global website
Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Planning and Development created an online platform to track pollinators and pests inspired by IPBES assessment New/changed action/initiative Sep 2018 National Americas Trinidad and Tobago 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
Dutch sign national bee protection strategy "Bed and Breakfast for Bees" New/changed action/initiative Jan 2018 National Europe and Central Asia Netherlands 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
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 Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030 Initiative proposed by El Salvador mentions IPBES LDR report New/changed action/initiative Sep 2018 Global website
Bonn Convention and Bern Convention Launch Rome Strategic Plan in Light of Global Assessment Report New/changed action/initiative Regional Cross-regional website
Brazilian real estate developer cites IPBES Land Degradation Assessment in actions to reduce environmental impact of construction New/changed action/initiative Jun 2018 State/Provincial Americas Brazil website
National strategy to protect pollinating insects in Poland prepared on basis of IPBES Assessment New/changed action/initiative May 2018 National Europe and Central Asia Poland website
Magnolia Gardens in South Carolina brings in bee colonies to boost pollination, citing IPBES Assessment New/changed action/initiative Mar 2016 Organizational Americas United States of America 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
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
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
32 Leading scientists, citing Global Assessment and author testimony in Canadian Parliament, pen letter to Deputy Environmental Minister of Canada advocating fulfillment of protected areas target New/changed action/initiative Jul 2019 Regional Americas Canada 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