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 Impactsort ascending Country/s of Impact Supporting document(s) Website
University Student Sets out on Solo Research Trip around the World to Study Conservation in 100+ Countries Inspired by Global Assessment New/changed research project Jul 2019 Individual Cross-regional
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bonn Convention and Bern Convention Launch Rome Strategic Plan in Light of Global Assessment Report New/changed action/initiative Regional Cross-regional 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 Global Assessment inspires Swiss filmmaker to create poignant short film Other Jul 2019 Individual Cross-regional 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
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
Pollination: Decision adopted by the conference of the parties to the CBD New/changed commitment Global Cross-regional
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
Dragon Capital and University of Exeter launch a programme to chart the link between biodiversity and economic performance New/changed investment Jul 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Viet Nam 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
Bosnia and Herzagovina joined the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators and integrate pollination issues into national strategies New/changed commitment Mar 2018 National Europe and Central Asia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Irish Minister cites Global Assessment in decision against allowing roadside hedge cutting during August New/changed law/regulation Jul 2019 National Europe and Central Asia Ireland 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
EU Pollinators Initiative informed by IPBES Pollinators Assessment New/changed action/initiative Jun 2018 Regional Europe and Central Asia website
French Bee-Repopulation Honey Startup Draws Upon IPBES Pollinators Assessment for Private Venture New/changed investment Sep 2018 National Europe and Central Asia France 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
Dutch sign national bee protection strategy "Bed and Breakfast for Bees" New/changed action/initiative Jan 2018 National Europe and Central Asia Netherlands website
Irish Parliament Declares Biodiversity Emergency Following Discussion of Global Assessment New/changed policy May 2019 National Europe and Central Asia Ireland website
Baroness Parminter of the UK cites IPBES Global Assessment calling for urgent introduction of a strong Environment Bill New/changed idea Jul 2019 National Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
European Commission funding for research and innovation action on interrelations between climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services New/changed investment Nov 2018 to Dec 2020 Regional Europe and Central Asia website
P3 - People, Pollution and Pathogens Project working on dataset for future IPBES work program New/changed research project Sep 2018 Regional Europe and Central Asia 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
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
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