Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 22/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Based on the insights of the IPBES Assessment for Europe and Central Asia, a group of scientists released a paper on the shortcomings of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and options for improvement
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
A group of scientists published a paper in volume 88 of ScienceDirect titled “Constraints and opportunities for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy: Insights from the IPBES assessment for Europe and Central Asia.” Based on insights generated in IPBES’s regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia, the paper points out main findings regarding key shortcomings of the current Common Agricultural Policy, as well opportunities to enhance the mainstreaming of biodiversity and ecosystem services through it.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed research project
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
November, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Regional
Region of Impact: 
Europe and Central Asia
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 23/07/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
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
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
In the provisional agenda for the Fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties Committee on Science and Technology, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) cites the findings of the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Report as a motivating rationale for one objective of their 2020-2021 Science-Policy Interface work programme. The objective seeks to provide further science-based evidence of the potential contribution of integrated land use planning and integrated landscape management to bring about positive transformative change in the context of land degradation neutrality. The IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Report provides a rationale for the UNCCD’s objective as it suggested that land transformation resulting from land use change is having major impacts on human well-being and biodiversity.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed research project
Relevant IPBES element(s): 
Nature’s Contributions to People (NCP)
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
September, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Organizational
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 24/07/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
UN Convention to Combat Desertification reviews IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration and Global Assessments and develops extensive recommendations
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following their review of the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration and Global Assessments, the Science-Policy Interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) drew six main conclusions related to their own efforts to avoid, reduce and reverse land degradation. They then offered a list of subsequent recommendations for parties at UNCCD CST 14 on how to incorporate Land Degradation Neutrality into policy and planning across sectors in an integrated way to safeguard biodiversity, ecosystem services, and livelihoods.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed research project
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
September, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Global
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 24/07/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
International Resources Panel cites and analyzes IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment in a think piece
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
In Chapter 3. 15 of their think piece “Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” the International Resources Panel and its Science-Policy Interface cite and analyze the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Report.This analysis provided a scientific basis for exploring solutions to address land degradation, meaning opportunities for transformative change in the way human beings engage with land. Chapter 3.15 on Land Restoration for Achieving SDG 15 explores how to protect, restore and promote use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity los
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New article
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
September, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Multi-organizational/network
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Environmental Law and Policy Center to host bi-national symposium on Global Assessment and the Great Lakes
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
On September 16, 2019, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Environmental Law and Policy Centre will jointly host a bi-national symposium on the IPBES Global Assessment . This symposium will explore the findings of the Assessment with the aim of understanding their relevance to the Great Lakes region of Canada and the USA. The event will feature remarks and addresses from the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and former Executive Director of UNEP, as well as Global Assessment Co-Chair Eduardo S. Brondizio and Coordinating Lead Author Kai Chan.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Other
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
September, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Subregional
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
State/Province: 
Ontario
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn
Other source: 
Correspondence

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/09/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Irish President Shares Key Findings of IPBES Global Assessment at First Biodiversity Festival
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, shared key findings of IPBES Global Assessment at the inaugural Phoenix Park Biodiversity Festival and Honey Show. The Festival is an initiative of the Irish Office of Public Works (OPW), with the aim of celebrating Phoenix Park’s rich and natural biodiversity through a programme of events consisting of free activities, including walks, talks, tours, documentaries, music and art. President Higgins situated Ireland's national biodiversity initiatives within the context of Irish international efforts, as evidenced by the work of IPBES. The President said: "The Report makes it clear that the current response from the international community to loss of biodiversity is insufficient and that deep, sustained, shared, transformative changes are needed to restore and protect nature and the benefits and essential services that are derived from it."
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
Other
Relevant IPBES element(s): 
Nature’s Contributions to People (NCP)
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
September, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Europe and Central Asia
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Elina
Last name: 
Suleimanova
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn
Other impact: 
Presidential address

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 22/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
During the third session of Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Conference, the High Seas Alliance referred to the IPBES Global Assessment as proof that the BBNJ Treaty is urgently needed
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
The third session of the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) began on 19 August 2019. The Coordinator for the High Seas Alliance, Peggy Kalas, delivered an opening statement in which she referenced the IPBES Global Assessment at length. Referring to one finding of the Global Assessment—that transformative change is needed to halt the dangerous decline of nature—Kalas said that the BBNJ treaty “can be that transformative change for the ocean” and that this IGC session needs to make tangible progress on the draft, incorporating provisions that will “legally protect the biodiversity in nearly 70% of the global ocean and almost half of our planet.”
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Global
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 07/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Inspired by the Global Assessment, South Hams District Council in England commits to launching an assessment that will look at biodiversity-related concerns
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
The South Hams District Council in Devon, England has unanimously declared both a Climate Change and a Biodiversity Emergency following the IPBES Global Assessment. Subsequently, the district will collaborate with various agencies to address the emergencies and will develop an action plan to assess the viability of a 2030 carbon neutral target. To do this, a working group will bring a recommendation to the full council, which will include an assessment that addresses concerns related to global species and habitat loss, as explored in the Global Assessment.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed commitment
Relevant IPBES element(s): 
Conceptual Framework
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
City/Community
Region of Impact: 
Europe and Central Asia
State/Province: 
Devon
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 26/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Citing the IPBES Global Assessment, Microsoft announces that it will provide the University of Western Australia with a grant to help protect threatened species
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Microsoft announced that the University of Western Australia will benefit from an AI for Earth Microsoft Compute Grant to support its work to protect threatened species, undertaken as part of the global DNA Zoo initiative. The grant will develop the concept of using scat retrieval drones (SRDs) to collect samples that can be used for DNA-based species monitoring. Microsoft made the announcement in response to the Global Assessment’s finding that one million species are at risk of extinction, as a means of demonstrating their commitment to sustainability.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed investment
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Organizational
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 07/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
National Resources Defense Council cites IPBES Global Assessment in opposition to anti-biodiversity bill in California
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
In a statement opposing a tabled bill in California, a spokesperson for the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) cited the IPBES Global Assessment and its finding that the direct exploitation of species poses a major threat to biodiversity. The spokesperson opposed the Assembly Bill 719 in the Californian State Legislature, which would allow the commercial import and sale of crocodile and alligator parts and products in California to continue until 2025. These activities are currently scheduled to be banned on 1 January 2020.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Regional
Region of Impact: 
Americas
State/Province: 
California
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 26/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
US Presidential Candidate Julián Castro cites IPBES Global Assessment in campaign plan to protect animals and wildlife
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Julián Castro, a US Presidential candidate, cited the IPBES Global Assessment in his Protecting Animals and Wildlife (PAW) Plan, which seeks to advance animal welfare and protect endangered species. Castro references one finding of the report—that one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction—as proof of the urgent need to prioritize the protection of endangered species.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Americas
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 08/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
US Congressional Candidate launches 2020 campaign inspired in part by IPBES Global Assessment
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Nathaniel Mulcahy, a 2020 US Congressional candidate from Massachusetts, decided to run in part because of the IPBES Global Assessment, as well as the recent IPCC reports. In designing his campaign poster, Mulcahy also drew inspiration from one of the Global Assessment’s key findings: that one million species are threatened with extinction. Consequently, his campaign poster features the faded silhouettes of many different species that are currently at risk, as well as the coloured outlines of several species that have gone extinct since he was first asked to run. As a congressional candidate, Mulcahy intends to bring attention to the IPBES report.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Other
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Individual
Region of Impact: 
Americas
State/Province: 
Massachusetts
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn
Other source: 
Correspondence

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 26/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
ONU Info, the French-language version of UN News, references IPBES in providing the official UN response to the devastating forests in the Amazon rainforest
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
In response to the devastating forests in the Amazon rainforest, ONU Info—the French-language version of UN News, released a statement to be used as the official UN response that referenced IPBES. Alongside statements from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the World Meteorological Organization. The article reference a Tweet from IPBES that cited one finding from the Global Assessment: deforestation is responsible for around 10% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Multi-organizational/network
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 09/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Law Professor, inspired by IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, proposes legally binding international instrument for soils and land management
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Dr. Robert Fowler, a University of South Australia Professor of Law, has proposed a legally-binding international legal instrument for advancing Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) as part of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target 15.3. In light of the stark findings of the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment - and further evidence provided by the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - Fowler has proposed the adoption of Paris Agreement-like National Determined Contributions and mandatory review and reporting requirements within the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD), the inclusion of sustainable soil use within the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) post-2020 biodiversity framework, and the development of a soil target within the forthcoming decadal biodiversity targets for 2021-2030. The Professor's forthcoming publication (Fowler and Hannam, "Critique of the Report “Improving International Soil Governance: Analysis and recommendations”) is expected for publication in the International Yearbook of Soils Law and Policy in late 2020.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Source: 
Other
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Global
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Patrick
Last name: 
Tonissen
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn
Other source: 
Conference Presentation

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 27/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Drawing on the IPBES Global Assessment, the Society for Conservation Biology proposes concept for global biodiversity financing
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Drawing on findings from the IPBES Global Assessment, experts from the Society for Conservation Biology have proposed a novel concept for global biodiversity financing, which can serve as a starting point for more specific policy dialogues on intergovernmental burden and benefit-sharing mechanisms to halt biodiversity loss. Given the lack of progress on the Aichi biodiversity targets, the authors advocate for better targeted financial resource mobilization and, consequently, develop three potential designs for a global-scale financial mechanism to support biodiversity conservation through intergovernmental transfers. They determine that the socioecological design would provide the strongest median incentive for states which are farther from achieving the target. It would also be intended to provide input to current efforts within IPBES to identify policies that could help to slow down, halt and potentially reverse the current decline in biodiversity.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed research project
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Multi-organizational/network
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 27/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
French President Emmanuel Macron undertakes to pursue US agreement to the Metz Biodiversity Charter during G7 Leaders' Summit in Biarritz
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following the launch of the IPBES Global Assessment and his subsequent meeting with some of its experts, French President Emmanuel Macron said publicly that he would put pressure on the United States to sign the Metz Biodiversity Charte during the 2019 Group of 7 meeting in Biarritz. Macron stressed the importance of protecting biodiversity, saying “It is for the first time, at this G7, that we will sign a charter for biodiversity, we are committed to this, it will be signed by all.” The Metz Charter officially welcomes the IPBES Global Assessment and commits to addressing the main pressures on biodiversity “as informed by the best available science and knowledge, including the thematic, regional and global assessments by the IPBES.” Its three central commitments are to accelerate and intensify efforts to halt biodiversity loss, encourage the engagement of other actors and stakeholders and support the development and implementation of post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed commitment
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Global
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
US States cite IPBES in decision to sue Federal Government over changes to the Endangered Species Act
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following news that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, two US states announced plans to sue the government, citing findings of the Global Assessment. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra both referenced the finding that 1 million species are at risk of extinction.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Americas
State/Province: 
Massachusetts and California
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Humane Society International and Humane Society of the US cite IPBES while urging world leaders to take action ahead of CITES CoP 18
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
During the lead up to the 18th CITES Conference of the Parties, the Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States urged world leaders to act on species extinction, citing the IPBES Global Assessment. Together, these societies compose the largest global animal protection charity in the world. In a statement, the president of Humane Society International, Jeffrey Flocken, said “With UN experts warning that one million of the world’s estimated 8 million species are threatened with extinction, the time for timid policy making is over.”
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Global
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Following the Global Assessment, the Bristol Museum shrouded its endangered wildlife exhibits in a mourning veil to raise awareness of species at risk of extinction
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
The Bristol Museum, which houses one of Britain’s largest natural history collections, decided to shroud its exhibits of extinct and endangered species in black mourning veils to highlight the global biodiversity crisis. Explaining the rationale behind this move, senior curator Isla Gladstone said that the museum was responding to the seriousness of the threats to wildlife and plants as identified in the IPBES Global Assessment. The museum drew its inspiration from a group of visiting schoolchildren who were moved by the exhibit.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Organizational
Region of Impact: 
Europe and Central Asia
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 29/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
President al-Sisi announces that Egypt will sign the Metz Charter on Biodiversity
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
On 26 August 2019, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt announced that his country would sign the Metz Charter on Biodiversity. He made the announcement during the 2019 G7 Leaders' Summit in Biarritz, saying that he believes “in the need to preserve biodiversity, which is an essential element for achieving a sustainable development.” The Metz Charter officially welcomes the IPBES Global Assessment and commits to addressing the main pressures on biodiversity “as informed by the best available science and knowledge, including the thematic, regional and global assessments by the IPBES.” Its three central commitments are to accelerate and intensify efforts to halt biodiversity loss, encourage the engagement of other actors and stakeholders and support the development and implementation of post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed commitment
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Africa
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
US Presidential Candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination, Joe Sestek, cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following news that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, US Presidential candidate Joe Sestak Tweeted out his opposing stance. In his statement on Twitter, he cited the finding from the Global Assessment that 1 million species are at risk of extinction, arguing that this proves the importance of preserving biodiversity.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Americas
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 29/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
During 2019 G7 Leaders' Summit, all G7 States, as well as Australia, Chile, India and South Africa, announced that they will sign the Metz Charter on Biodiversity informed by the Global Assessment
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
During the 2019 G7 Leaders' Summit in Biarritz, President Emmanuel Macron of France announced that all G7 member States will sign the Metz Charter on Biodiversity, as well as Australia, Chile, India and South Africa. Macron said that this G7 Biodiversity Charter is the “result of IPBES and shows the international community is committed to biodiversity.” The Metz Charter officially welcomes the IPBES Global Assessment and commits to addressing the main pressures on biodiversity “as informed by the best available science and knowledge, including the thematic, regional and global assessments by the IPBES.” Its three central commitments are to accelerate and intensify efforts to halt biodiversity loss, encourage the engagement of other actors and stakeholders and support the development and implementation of post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed commitment
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Global
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
US Presidential Candidate Julián Castro cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following news that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, US Presidential candidate Julián Castro Tweeted out his opposing stance. In his statement on Twitter, he cited the finding from the Global Assessment that 1 million species are at risk of extinction, arguing that this proves the importance of preserving biodiversity.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Americas
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 30/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Convention on Migratory Species Issues Connectivity Fact Sheets, Reflecting IPBES #GlobalAssessment Evidence on Connectivity as Crucial for Improved Biodiversity Targets
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
The Convention on Migratory Species released two fact sheets on the importance of 'Connectivity' as a concept within the upcoming post-2020 biodiversity framework to be agreed under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. The evaluation of the Aichi Targets within the IPBES #GlobalAssessment informed the development of 'Connectivity' as a crucial component for improved biodiversity targets. Intro: bit.ly/CMSConnectivityFactSheet Goals and Targets: bit.ly/CMSConnectivityFactSheet2
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Multi-organizational/network
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Supporting Document(s): 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Patrick
Last name: 
Tonissen
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
US Presidential Candidate Julián Castro cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following news that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, US Presidential candidate Julián Castro Tweeted out his opposing stance. In his statement on Twitter, he cited the finding from the Global Assessment that 1 million species are at risk of extinction, arguing that this proves the importance of preserving biodiversity.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Americas
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
US Senator Dianne Feinstein cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following news that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, US Senator Dianne Feinstein voiced her opposing stance. In her statement, she cited the finding from the Global Assessment that 1 million species are at risk of extinction, arguing that this proves the urgent importance of preserving biodiversity. “Now is not the time to back away from this monumental challenge,” she wrote.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Americas
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Former US Presidential Candidate Jill Stein cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following news that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, former US Presidential candidate Jill Stein Tweeted out her opposing stance. In her statement on Twitter, she cited the finding from the Global Assessment that 1 million species are at risk of extinction. In so doing, she voiced support for expanding the Endangered Species Act in conjunction with the implementation of a Green New Deal. Jill Stein was the US Green Party Presidential nominee in 2012 and 2016.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed idea
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Americas
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 19/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
In light of the Global Assessment, Scientists send petition urging the US Congress to fund wildlife conservation programs to protect biodiversity
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Following news that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, a group of American scientists from across disciplines sent a petition to Congress urging them to fully fund wildlife conservation programs to protect biodiversity from severe and growing threats. In the letter accompanying the petition, the union references the findings of the IPBES Global Assessment at length, stating that “in light of the unprecedented global biodiversity crisis identified by the IPBES, we urge the United States to join governments around the world in immediate action.”
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
August, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Americas
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Michelle Hahn-Baker - 18/07/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
University Student Sets out on Solo Research Trip around the World to Study Conservation in 100+ Countries Inspired by Global Assessment
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Billy Offland, a 21-year-old university student from Manchester UK, has set off on a two-year solo research trip around the world, inspired primarily by the IPBES Global Assessment. Billy’s research trip will allow him to meet with conservation organizations and individuals to understand their localized perspectives on biodiversity loss and environmental degradation.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed research project
Relevant IPBES element(s): 
Nature’s Contributions to People (NCP)
Source: 
Other
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
July, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
Individual
Region of Impact: 
Cross-regional
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn

Impact Tracking Database - Anonymous - 01/08/2019

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
Inspired by IPBES Global Assessment, New Zealand man becomes longest running protestor outside New Zealand Parliament
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
After reading the findings of the IPBES Global Assessment, Ollie Langridge—a self-professed “normal guy” and father of five—decided to demand environmental action from the government of New Zealand by running his international company from the Parliament’s front lawn. Expressing concern for his children’s future as his primary motivation, Langridge wants New Zealand to declare a climate emergency, then develop legislation and policy around it. As of 1 August 2019, Langridge has been protesting for 77 consecutive days and has set the record for longest running protest outside the Kiwi Parliament.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed action/initiative
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
July, 2019
Scale of Impact: 
National
Region of Impact: 
Asia-Pacific
Country/Countries of Impact: 
Submitted by
First Name: 
Michelle
Last name: 
Hahn-Baker
Institution: 
IPBES
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn
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