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
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
Inspired by IPBES, the Cambodian Government launches the National Ecosystem Assessment Project New/changed research project Jun 2019 National Asia-Pacific Cambodia 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
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
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
Irish Parliament Declares Biodiversity Emergency Following Discussion of Global Assessment New/changed policy May 2019 National Europe and Central Asia Ireland 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
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
Members of Welsh Parliament Reference Global Assessment Proposing Bill on Non-carbon-emission Public Vehicles. New/changed law/regulation May 2019 National Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
Ministers adopt common continental position on biodiversity protection and land degradation at African Summit - informed by IPBES Assessments New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Regional Africa
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
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
Nordic countries carry out 'IPBES-like' biodiversity assessment New/changed research project Jan 2018 Subregional Europe and Central Asia Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden 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
Parties request the CBD Exec. Sec. informed by IPBES to consider linkages and interdependencies between biodiversity and climate change in preparing post-2020 global biodiversity framework New/changed commitment Nov 2018 Global website
Pollination: Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators New/changed network Global website
Pollination: Decision adopted by the conference of the parties to the CBD New/changed commitment Global Cross-regional
Pollination: United Nations Declares 20 May World Bee Day New/changed action/initiative Global website
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
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
Ramsar Global Wetland Outlook Builds on IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment New/changed research project Sep 2018 Organizational 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
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