Overview of implementation of the capacity-building rolling plan and contributions by stragetic partners and contributing supporters for 2017-2019

Introduction

The task force on capacity-building is undertaking an incremental approach to building collaboration and engagement with the wide range of organizations and institutions involved in capacity-building activities relating directly to the IPBES work programme and the identified priority capacity-building needs approved by the IPBES Plenary. To mobilize resources and work with organizations and institutions in a transparent manner, a call for support to the implementation of activities under the three priority areas of the capacity-building rolling plan (learning materials, uptake of approved assessments, and guidance on establishing (sub-) regional science-policy platforms and networks on biodiversity and ecosystem services) and to stimulate the process of developing communities of practice was launched in March 2018.

Overview of contributing organizations and institutions

The table below shows the organizations and institutions that have contributed to the implementation of the capacity-building rolling plan.

Organization/Institution

Organization/Institution

African Biodiversity Network (ABN)

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway

Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Kenya

Belgian Biodiversity Platform (BBP)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

Biodiversity Science-Policy Interfaces Network for Early Career Scientists (BSPIN)

Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs of Turkey

Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES)

Ministry of the Environment of Finland

Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP), University of Nairobi

Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ)

Centre for Development Research (ZEF)

Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA)

Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary (MTA-ÖK)

Norwegian Institute of Marine Research

Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES)

Portugal IPBES science-policy platform (IPBES-pt)

Corvinus University of Budapest

Science-policy interface IPBES in the Netherlands (IPBES-NL)

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat (SCBD)

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

South African National Parks (SANParks)

Danish IPBES Office

SwedBio - Stockholm Resilience Centre

Directorate-General (DG) for Environment of the European Commission (EC)

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Directorate-General (DG) for Research and Innovation of the European Commission (EC)

Swiss Biodiversity Forum

Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

The Open-Ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders (O-Net)

European Congress for Conservation Biology

United Nations Environment Programme Asia-Pacific Office

European Institute of Marine Sciences (IUEM)

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Future Earth

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - BES-Net

Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources and Environment in Guatemala (FCG)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

German IPBES Coordination Office, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research (NeFo)

University of the West Indies (UWI)

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

University of Trinidad and Tobago

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH (UFZ)

West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (WABES)

Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Sciences (HELSUS), University of Helsinki

Wildlife Institute of India (WII)

Institute for Biodiversity - Network e.V. (ibn)

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

 

 
 

List of activities implementing the IPBES capacity-building rolling plan

The table below sets out activities planned and implemented by IPBES and supporting organizations and institutions. They are categorized according to the strategies, initiatives and level of correspondence with the priorities and criteria for implementing the strategies of the rolling plan. Activities registered in the table for the 2018-2019 intersessional period are marked in grey, and the estimated monetary values of in-kind contributions are presented as reported by the organization.

Strategy

Initiative

Activity

Time

Lead organization and partner(s)

Type of contribution[1]

(estimated monetary value of in-kind contribution, in USD)

Region

Strategy 1: Learning & Engagement

 

IPBES fellowship programme

 

Call and selection of fellows for the IPBES land degradation and restoration assessment, and for the four regional assessments

2015

Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and assessment management committees

IPBES trust fund

Global

 

Capacity-building activities supporting ongoing IPBES assessments

IPBES fellows' induction day: first introduction to IPBES and the fellowship programme prior to the land degradation and restoration assessment’s first author meeting

2015

IPBES capacity-building task force and assessment authors

IPBES trust fund

Global

IPBES fellows workshop with the objectives: 1) to develop a learning network among the fellows; 2) to share lessons and reflections from first author meetings; and 3) to ensure that the fellows have an understanding of the ecosystem assessment process and how assessments can be utilised

2015

IPBES capacity-building task force and assessment authors

IPBES trust fund

Global

Call and selection of fellows for the IPBES global assessment

2016

IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and management committee of the global assessment

IPBES trust fund

Global

Fellows' induction day for the global assessment: first introduction to IPBES and the fellowship programme. Experience sharing with existing fellows

2016

IPBES capacity-building task force and the assessment team

IPBES trust fund

Global

Fellows' workshop: to strengthen fellows' capacity to contribute to their respective assessments through training and exchange of experiences among fellows on all the assessments

2017

IPBES capacity-building task force, assessment authors and Basque Centre for Climate Change

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

Fellows' participation in author meetings (first to third author meetings of the land degradation and restoration assessment and the global and regional assessments, and chapter meetings of the global assessment)

2015-2018

IPBES

IPBES trust fund

Global

Fellows' workshop: training workshop focusing on the policy side of the science-policy interface, for the fellows of the land degradation and restoration assessment and the regional and global assessments

2018

IPBES, with support from Norwegian Environment Agency and Future Earth

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Norwegian Environment Agency ($9,200)

Global

Project: IPBES global assessment fellows-Future Earth workshop, Medellín, Colombia in March 2018. The project aims to shape transformative thinking for the future of biodiversity and human well-being by engaging stakeholders and policymakers through a focus on culture and the arts

2018

Global assessment fellows, capacity-building task force, Future Earth and Norwegian Environment Agency

In-kind contribution

Future Earth ($21,000)

Global

Call and selection of fellows for the assessment on values

2018

IPBES capacity-building task force and the value assessment management committee

IPBES trust fund

Global

Call and selection of fellows for the assessment of the sustainable use of wild species

2018

IPBES capacity-building task force and the sustainable use assessment management committee

IPBES trust fund

Global

Fellows' induction day: participation in the value assessment

2018

IPBES capacity-building task force

IPBES trust fund

Global

Fellows' induction day: participation in the sustainable use assessment

2018

IPBES capacity-building task force

IPBES trust fund

Global

Call and selection of fellows for the assessment of invasive alien species

2018/19

IPBES capacity-building task force and the invasive alien species assessment management committee

IPBES trust fund

Global

Call and selection of fellows for participation in the scenarios and models expert group

2018/19

IPBES capacity-building task force and the scenarios and models expert group

IPBES trust fund

Global

Fellows' workshop: training workshop to strengthen fellows' capacity to contribute to their respective assessments through training and exchange of experiences among fellows of the global, values, sustainable use and invasive alien species assessments, and of fellows of the scenarios and models expert group

2019

IPBES capacity-building task force

IPBES trust fund and in-kind contribution 

Global

IPBES fellowship programme

 

 

Promoting & offering support for activities planned or initiated by IPBES

 

Promote the Fellowship programme to IPBES members/networks, through the Ecosystem Services Partnership newsletter and at Ecosystem Services Partnership's World and Regional conferences (emphasis on engagement of young ecosystem services scientists, a sub-group within Ecosystem Services Partnership called Young Ecosystem Services Specialists)

Ongoing

 

Ecosystem Services Partnership

In-kind contribution

 

Global

Supporting the IPBES fellowship programme and the training and familiarization activities, including adding an IPBES component to a workshop of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Ongoing

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

In-kind contribution

 

Latin American and Caribbean States

1) Supporting the strengthening and expansion of the IPBES fellowship programme;

2) Promoting academic exchange between members of IPBES subsidiary bodies, expert groups, task forces, secretariat and technical support units and Wildlife Institute of India faculty; and

3) Offering onsite capacity-building and customised training programmes for a multitude of stakeholders in the arena of biodiversity conservation.

Ongoing

Wildlife Institute of India

In-kind contribution

 

Asia-Pacific States

The Biodiversity Science-Policy Interfaces Network for early career scientists (BSPIN): activities promoting 1) interaction between young scientists and other stakeholders in science-policy interface processes, 2) capacities of early career scientists to engage in global biodiversity-related science-policy interfaces, 3) inter- and transdisciplinary research, 4) communication of the potential of early career scientists regarding IPBES (and related science-policy interfaces), and 5) the encouragement of practical involvement of early career scientists in these science-policy interfaces.

Ongoing

Biodiversity Science-Policy Interfaces Network for early career scientists, German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research

In-kind contribution

 

Global

Providing training and supporting the IPBES fellowship programme

 

Ongoing

University of Trinidad and Tobago

In-kind contribution

Latin American and Caribbean States

The IPBES training and familiarization programme

 

 

Capacity-building activities in support of the ongoing IPBES assessments

 

Workshop in support of the chapters related to scenarios and models of the regional and land degradation and restoration assessments

2016

Scenarios and models assessment management committee, capacity-building task force

IPBES trust fund

Global

Capacity-development writing workshop for the Europe and Central Asia assessment to build experts’ capacities through hands-on training

2017

IPBES capacity-building task force, Europe and Central Asia assessment management committee, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs in Turkey

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

 

Western European and other States, Eastern European States, Asia-Pacific States

Capacity-development writing workshops for the Africa regional assessment to build experts’ capacities through hands-on training

2017

IPBES capacity-building task force, Africa assessment, management committee, Norwegian Environment Agency

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

 

African States

Capacity-building workshop to develop summaries for policymakers of the land degradation and restoration assessment and the regional assessments

2017

IPBES capacity-building task force, participating assessments, Norwegian Environment Agency

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

Explore opportunities for facilitating and promoting the use of policy support tools and methodologies through more effective implementation of the IPBES catalogue

Ongoing

IPBES capacity-building task force, technical support unit on policy support

IPBES trust fund

 

 

Global

Capacity-building workshop to develop the summary for policymakers of the IPBES global assessment

2018

Global assessment management committee, capacity-building task force and Norwegian Environment Agency

In-kind contribution Norwegian Environment Agency ($50,300)

Global

Writing workshop for chapter 2 (nature’s contributions to people) of the global assessment

2018

Global assessment management committee, capacity-building task force and Norwegian Environment Agency

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Norwegian Environment Agency ($8,250)

Global

Capacity-building sessions at 3rd Pan-European IPBES Stakeholder Consultation (PESC-3) meeting for European and Central Asian stakeholders to comment on the first order draft of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia

2016

German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research, Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and partners (Belgium Federal Science Policy Office, Swiss Biodiversity Forum, and Portugal IPBES science-policy platform)

In-kind contribution

 

Western European and other States, Asia-Pacific States

Capacity-building sessions at 4th Pan-European IPBES Stakeholder Consultation (PESC-4) meeting for European and Central Asian stakeholders to comment on the second order draft of the European and Central Asia assessment

2017

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary, German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research, IPBES capacity-building task force and management committee of the Europe and Central Asia assessment

In-kind contribution

 

Western European and other States, Asia-Pacific States

Capacity-building session for French stakeholders to comment on the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the land degradation and restoration assessment

2017

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity

In-kind contribution

 

Western European and other States

Capacity-building session for French stakeholders to comment on the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the global assessment

2018

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity

In-kind contribution

 

Western European and other States

5th Pan-European IPBES Stakeholder Consultation (PESC-5) meeting for European and Central Asian stakeholders to discuss and comment on the 2nd order draft of the global assessment and to discuss and provide strategies and options for the future work programme of IPBES

2018

Swiss Biodiversity Forum, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research

In-kind contribution

($15,500)

Western European and other States, Asia-Pacific States

The IPBES training and familiarization programme

 

 

Strengthen science-policy interface on biodiversity & ecosystem services

 

 

Americas regional dialogue meeting to strengthen Government engagement in the production and use of the regional assessments, and to provide insights for assessment experts into how their assessment are perceived and received by Governments

2017

IPBES Bureau, IPBES capacity-building task force, Americas assessment management committee, Norwegian Environment Agency

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

 

Latin American and Caribbean States

Asia Pacific regional dialogue meeting to strengthen Government engagement in the production and use of the regional assessments, and to provide insights for assessment experts into how their assessment are perceived and received by Governments

2017

IPBES Bureau, IPBES capacity-building task force, Asia-Pacific assessment management and partners (Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research)

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Asia-Pacific States

Africa regional dialogue meeting to strengthen Government engagement in the production and use of the regional assessments, and to provide insights for assessment experts into how their assessment are perceived and received by Governments

2017

IPBES Bureau, IPBES capacity-building task force, Africa assessment management committee and partners (Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and Norwegian Environment Agency)

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

African States

Europe and Central Asia regional dialogue meeting to strengthen Government engagement in the production and use of the regional assessments, and to provide insights for assessment experts into how their assessment are perceived and received by Governments

2017

IPBES Bureau, IPBES capacity-building task force, Europe and Central Asia assessment management committee and partners (Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research)

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Western European and other States, Eastern European States, Asia-Pacific States

Consultation and capacity-building workshop to facilitate greater engagement of Governments in the review of the global assessment; to allow for further discussion on the use of the concept of "nature's contributions to people" within the global assessment; and to hold consultations regarding the strategic framework for the future work programme of IPBES

2018

IPBES Bureau, IPBES capacity-building task force and global assessment management committee

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Norwegian Environment Agency ($7,400)

Global

Strategy 1: Learning & engagement

The IPBES training and familiarization programme

 

 

Offering to deliver complementary capacity-building activities

Contribution to the Africa technical support unit and provision of support to regional seminars organized by the technical support units on values, and to the technical support units for the regional assessments for the Americas and for Africa

2017-2018

SwedBio - Stockholm Resilience Centre

In-kind contribution

Global

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project[2]: regional workshops on completed IPBES deliverables in South America (2016), South-East Asia (2017) and francophone West Africa (2018)

2016-2017

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES and bilateral projects, West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (WABES)[3]

 In-kind contribution

 

Global

Training under the German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project related to IPBES products (e.g. IPBES guide on multiple values) in 20 countries

2018

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES and bilateral projects, West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

In-kind contribution

 

Global

Project: IPBES capacity-building. Main goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of Governments, scientists and organizations in South-East-Europe, Eastern Europe and Central-Asia to meaningfully participate in IPBES processes. IPBES capacity-building workshop held in South-East Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on 16-17 October 2017

Ongoing

Institute for Biodiversity

In-kind contribution

 

Eastern European States, Asia-Pacific States

HIGRADE: Graduate school of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research: Education of graduate students on science-policy interfaces and on IPBES

Ongoing

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH  

Alignment (organization aligned its activities so that they support the work of IPBES)

Western European and other States

1) Offer Global Biodiversity Information Facility guidance and training materials as standard resources for IPBES capacity-building needs;
2) Making training and mentoring activities available for wider application based on IPBES requirements

Ongoing

Global Biodiversity Information Facility secretariat, participant nodes, regional nodes groupings and partners

In-kind contribution

Global

The IPBES training and familiarization programme

 

 

 

IPBES e-learning to strengthen knowledge on IPBES and its deliverables

www.ipbes.net/e-learning

Module 1 - The IPBES conceptual framework

Module 2 – The IPBES assessment process

Ongoing

 

IPBES capacity-building task force, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre and Norwegian Environment Agency

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

 

Global

IPBES webinar series to strengthen knowledge on IPBES and its deliverables

www.ipbes.net/webinars

Webinar 1: The IPBES assessment process

Webinar 2: The conceptual framework

Webinar 3: The IPBES pollination report

Webinar 4: Guide relating to varied conceptualizations of value

Ongoing

 

IPBES capacity-building task force and assessment experts

IPBES trust fund

Global

Task group 5 - IPBES learning materials

Identify existing and potential sources of learning materials, facilitate their use and support their development

Ongoing

Task group 5, IPBES secretariat, capacity-building task force and partners (West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services / Centre for Development Research, German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research / Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH, German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, UNDP - BES-Net and Institute for Biodiversity)

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

World Wide Fund for Nature Policy Briefs

Information sharing about IPBES assessments

2018

World Wide Fund for Nature

In-kind contribution ($950)

Global

IPBES - A brief introduction for scientists, policymakers, and practitioners

2018

German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research

In-kind contribution ($3,000)

Global

Guide to IPBES plenary meetings for new observers

2018

Institute for Biodiversity, World Wide Fund for Nature Germany and the Open-Ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders (ONet)

In-kind contribution ($1,800)

Global

Delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate biodiversity-related courses and training on IPBES and the regional assessment for the Americas

Ongoing

University of the West Indies with partners (University of Suriname, University of Belize, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus)

Alignment

Latin American and Caribbean States

Responses to the call on contributions on learning materials

Developed guidance "Beyond Measurements: Multiple Values of Nature and their Diverse Conceptualization – An introduction for practitioners, based on the IPBES Preliminary Guide on Multiple Values

2018

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

In-kind contribution

($5,000)

Germany

Developed a brief for the summaries for policymakers of the regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa (in English and French), the Americas (in English and Spanish), Asia-Pacific (in English), Europe and Central Asia (in English), and of the land degradation and restoration assessment (in English)

2018

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project

In-kind contribution ($16,500)

Germany

Production of a brief "IPBES – A brief introduction for scientists, policymakers, and practitioners" (in English, French, Spanish and German)

2017, 2018

German Agency for International Cooperation, German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

In-kind contribution ($14,000)

Germany

Leaflets on key findings of the IPBES land degradation and restoration and regional assessments, in French

2018

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity

In-kind contribution ($19,500)

France

Developing learning materials for the Master's Program: "Managing the Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Development in West Africa" – SPIBES

2021

West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Center for Development Research

In-kind contribution

West Africa

Production of the booklet "Les acteurs français se mobilisent pour les pollinisateurs. Plus de 250 initiatives en faveur des pollinisateurs mises en regard de l'évaluation de l'IPBES"

2018

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity

In-kind contribution ($19,500)

France

Developing learning materials on IPBES assessments (Americas regional assessment, thematic and methodological assessments)

2019

 

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

In-kind contribution

Latin America and Caribbean

 

Submissions that do not yet meet the priorities and criteria for implementing strategy 1 as set out in the capacity-building rolling plan

Adaptive Ecosystem Management for Improvements of Ecosystem Functions and Sustainable Utilization of Ecosystem Services in Ethiopia:
1) To develop local capacity in ecosystem service assessment and valuation; and
2) To develop models for ecosystem service evaluation and elucidate the benefits that can be sustainably harnessed from enhanced ecosystem services. The project will contribute to the green growth strategy of Ethiopia

Ongoing

Addis Ababa University and partners

Alignment

 

African States

Developing learning material "Transfer of Modern Production Technology of Field Crops Cultivation to Farmers through Field Days and Trainings "

2018

The university of agriculture Peshawar

In-kind contribution ($15,000)

Pakistan

Developed learning material "Integrated Nutrient Management:  A Good Strategy for Sustainable Crop Production in Changing Climate"

2018

The university of agriculture Peshawar

In-kind contribution ($10,000)

Pakistan

Developing a knowledge-based adviser expert system on pollination (PolKnowl)

2019

Simul Systems Ltd

In-kind contribution

United Kingdom

Developing learning material "Empowering Local Government Body Nepali"

2018

Centre for Empowerment and Development

In-kind contribution

Nepal

Developed poster with summary of pollination workshops

2018

Independent scientist

 

In-kind contribution ($400)

Colombia

Developing guidance and article on ecosystem accounting system in Spanish

2019

Rafael Landivar University

In-kind contribution ($5,000)

Guatemala

Developed learning material "Diagnosis of tree health problems and their management

2018

Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehradun, India

In-kind contribution USD 5.000

India

Strategy 2: Facilitating access to expertise & information

 

Building and supporting communities of practice

Task group 3 – Promoting and supporting uptake and use of IPBES assessments

Strategic engagement with policymakers on uptake and use of regional assessments

Ongoing

Task group 3: IPBES secretariat, capacity-building task force and partners (United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UNDP - BES-Net, Wildlife Institute of India, German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project, German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research / West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services / Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH and Institute for Biodiversity)

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

 

Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services science communication: Communication effort to disseminate IPBES activities and news

Ongoing

Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and Sao Paulo Research Foundation

In-kind contribution ($6,000)

Brazil

Funding of nine IPBES-related projects in Asia-Pacific

2018

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

In-kind contribution ($641,580)

Asia-Pacific

Activities supporting uptake and use of IPBES assessments

Regional workshop on agrobiodiversity focused on mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture for sustainable development and food security, Chiang Mai, Thailand in September 2017

2017

Association of Southeast Asian Nations Centre for Biodiversity and partner (Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Agriculture) on Agrobiodiversity (SEARCA)

In-kind contribution

 

Asia Pacific States

Organization of BES-Net “Trialogues”. The Trialogues are multi-stakeholder dialogues focusing on specific policy questions at the national and regional levels. By facilitating fruitful discussions among the three BES-Net communities of policy, science and practice, the Trialogues contribute to addressing specific policy issues to help unlock shifts in the development trajectory of societies towards sustainability. The Trialogues are supported by online networking and collaboration tools hosted on the BES-Net web-portal.

1st Regional Trialogue held: BES-Net Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Security and Rural Development, 18-20 Oct. 2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

BES-Net also supports experience sharing between the countries engaged in undertaking their national assessments

Ongoing

UNDP - BES-Net and its 85 Partners

In-kind contribution

 

Global

Uptake of IPBES products on national level in the existing ValuES Community of Practice

Ongoing

Wildlife Institute of India, German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES and bilateral projects, and partner UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

In-kind contribution

Global

Responses to the call for contributions on promoting and supporting uptake of approved IPBES assessments

Regional workshop with representatives of 7 French-speaking African countries

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Africa

2018

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project and West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

In-kind contribution ($17,000)

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Ecosystem Services Partnership MENA Regional Conference

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Asia-Pacific

2018

Ecosystem Services Partnership and partners (German Agency for International Cooperation and Ministry of the Environment of Jordan)

In-kind contribution ($100,000)

Dead Sea, Jordan

Cameroon Mini-Trialogues

Supporting uptake of the pollination assessment

2018

UNDP - BES-Net

 

In-kind contribution ($6,000)

Yaoundé, Cameroon

ValuES Regional Workshop Latin America with representatives of five Latin American countries

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for the Americas

2018

Wildlife Institute of India Values

In-kind contribution ($26,000)

Pirenopolis, Brazil

Second West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Expert Workshop

Supporting uptake of the IPBES assessments (regional assessment for Africa; global, thematic and methodological assessments)

2018

West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

In-kind contribution ($85,800)

Accra, Ghana

Regional assessment for Africa uptake and networking Event

2018

Kenya Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy, University of Nairobi

In-kind contribution ($3,600)

Nairobi, Kenya

Belgian national uptake event

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia

2018

Belgian Biodiversity Platform

In-kind contribution ($3,000)

Brussels, Belgium

Flanders regional uptake event

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia

2018

Belgian Biodiversity Platform

In-kind contribution

($1,500)

Brussels, Belgium

Capacity-building project for the implementation of the regional assessment for Asia-Pacific

Facilitate understanding of the findings of the assessment, including the policy options to mitigate the deterioration of biodiversity and ecosystems in the region.

Sub-regional dialogue - South Asia and West Asia

Sub-regional dialogue - Oceania

Sub-regional dialogue - East Asia and Southeast Asia

2019

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

In-kind contribution ($468,476)

Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Canberra, Australia

 

Bangkok, Thailand

Submissions received through bilateral and other channels

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Asia-Pacific

2018

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and United Nations Environment Programme in Asia-Pacific, technical support unit for the Asia-Pacific assessment

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Bangkok, Thailand

Lunchtime Conference at the European Commission

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia

2018

Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Brussels, Belgium

 

Public seminar on the results of #IPBES6

Regional assessment for Asia-Pacific

2018

Ministry of the Environment of Japan

In-kind contribution

($3,350)

Japan

Future Earth Seedbeds conference

Regional assessment for Africa and land degradation and restoration assessments and the IPBES fellowship programme

2018

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Future Earth

In-kind contribution ($6,400)

Port Elizabet, South Africa

Celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity w/ Minister Climate and Environment Norway

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia and the land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway

In-kind contribution ($3,500)

Oslo, Norway

Lunchtime Conference at the European Commission

Supporting uptake of the land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Brussels, Belgium

National seminar to experts (Luontopaneeli) with the Minister of the Environment of Finland

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia

2018

Ministry of the Environment of Finland

In-kind contribution ($3,500)

Helsinki, Finland

Uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia and the land degradation and restoration assessment in Denmark at Parliament and agencies as well as for municipalities

2018

Danish IPBES Office

In-kind contribution ($50,000)

Denmark

Thematic symposia and workshops on IPBES recommendations raising national knowledge and informing politicians and the public

2019-2020

Danish IPBES Office

In-kind contribution ($50,000 per year)

Denmark

Swiss Government-hosted uptake event

Uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia, back-to-back with 5th Pan-European IPBES Stakeholder Consultation

2018

Swiss Biodiversity Forum

In-kind contribution ($10,000)

Bern, Switzerland

Lunchtime conference on the main outcomes of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia

2018

Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Brussels, Belgium

5th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB2018)

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia

2018

European Congress for Conservation Biology

In-kind contribution ($9,700)

Jyväskyl, Finland

ESMERALDA Conference

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia assessment

2018

Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Brussels, Belgium

Council working party on International Environmental Issues

Supporting uptake of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia

2018

Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Brussels, Belgium

German Agency for International Cooperation presentation on the land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

German Agency for International Cooperation, ValuES project

In-kind contribution

($2,000)

Bonn, Germany

German Agency for International Cooperation presentation on three IPBES regional assessments (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific)

2018

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project

In-kind contribution

($2,000)

Eschborn, Germany

Biodiversity Planning Forum

Regional assessment for Africa

2018

South African National Biodiversity Institute

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Cape St. Francis, South Africa

Joint South African National Biodiversity Institute Biodiversity Information Management

& Foundational Biodiversity Information Forum

2018

South African National Biodiversity Institute

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Cape St. Francis, South Africa

26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Regional assessment for the Americas and land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Alignment

Antigua, Guatemala

Infinity War or a just transition? Joining forces for achieving Sustainable Development Goals climate change and biodiversity targets

Land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Brussels, Belgium

Norwegian Environment Agency

Regional assessment for the Americas and land degradation and restoration assessments

2018

IPBES National Focal Point of Norway

In-kind contribution

Trondheim, Norway

22nd meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, workshop on regional and land degradation and restoration assessments

All IPBES assessments

2018

Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Montreal, Canada

International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific 2018 (ISAP2018)

regional assessment for Asia-Pacific

2018

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Japan

German Agency for International Cooperation Workshop on biodiversity and ecosystem services

regional assessment for Africa

2018

German Agency for International Cooperation

In-kind contribution ($8,000)

Kinshasa, DRC

International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI2018)

IPBES Pollination assessment

2018

IPBES pollination assessment Co-chair

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Guarujá, Brazil

World Congress of Soil Science

IPBES land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

IPBES land degradation and restoration assessment Co-chair

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

World Water Week

Regional assessment for the Americas

2018

IPBES Americas assessment author

Alignment and in-kind contribution ($2,800)

Stockholm, Sweden

6th MER-Education Summer School

Regional assessment for Africa

2018

European Institute of Marine Sciences

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Brest, France

Caribbean regional trialogue on pollinators, food security and climate resilience

IPBES pollination, land degradation and restoration and Americas assessments

2018

UNDP - BES-Net

In-kind contribution ($120,000)

Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

IPBES side-event

IPBES land degradation and restoration and Africa assessments

2018

South Africa representatives to South African Development Community, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South African National Parks and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

In-kind contribution

($4,600)

Nairobi, Kenya

Workshop on IPBES

Regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia and land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

Institute for Biodiversity

In-kind contribution

($1,900)

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Workshop on IPBES

Regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia and land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

Institute for Biodiversity

In-kind contribution

($1,900)

Astana, Kazakhstan

The Seventh Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI-7)

Global assessment and scenarios and models assessment

2018

UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Ministry of the Environment of Japan

In-kind contribution

($1,060)

Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

International Biodiversity Congress 2018 (IBC)

2018

IPBES land degradation and restoration assessment Co-chair

Alignment

Dehradun, India

Policymakers 'Fireside Chat'

2018

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH and German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research

In-kind contribution

 

Berlin, Germany

Regional Ecosystem Services Partnership Asia conference

IPBES, regional assessment for Asia-Pacific

2018

Regional Ecosystem Services Partnership and its Asian Regional Office, partners (Wildlife Institute of India and UNESCO)

Alignment and in-kind contribution

($75,000)

Dehradun, India

European Union Directorate General Environment

All IPBES assessments

2018

Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Brussels, Belgium

Capacity-building workshop with participants from Eastern European countries

IPBES and IPBES assessments

2018

Institute for Biodiversity and Norwegian Environment Agency

In-kind contribution

Institute for Biodiversity ($25,000) and

Norwegian Environment Agency ($4,700)

Chisinau, Moldova

Regional Ecosystem Services Partnership Europe conference

IPBES, regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia and fellowship programme

2018

Ecosystem Services Partnership and partner (AZTI Tecnalia)

Alignment and in-kind contribution

($200,000)

San Sebastian, Spain

Regional Ecosystem Services Partnership Latin America conference

IPBES, Americas assessment and fellowship programme

2018

Ecosystem Services Partnership and partners: (Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Sao Paulo Research Foundation, Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperation, Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development and Applied Biodiversity Foundation)

Alignment and in-kind contribution

($30,000)

São Paulo, Brazil

Uptake event on IPBES assessments in Japan

Regional assessment for Asia-Pacific, land degradation and restoration assessment and Pollination assessment

2018

Ministry of the Environment of Japan

In-kind contribution

($18,671)

Tokyo, Japan

Meeting of the committee of environment of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Regional assessment for Asia-Pacific and land degradation and restoration assessment

2018

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, technical support unit Asia-Pacific assessment

Alignment and in-kind contribution

 

Bangkok, Thailand

8th African Centres of Expertise Meeting. Symposium on “Upscaling the Impact of African Centres of Expertise’s in Actualising SDGs”

2018

UNU and partners (Global/ African network of regional centres of expertise, University of Malawi, Government of Malawi)

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Zomba, Malawi

11th Asia-Pacific Centres of Expertise Meeting and Symposium “Mainstreaming the SDGs: Education and Impact” 

2018 Sept.

UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability and partners (regional centres of expertise Greater Western Sydney, Western Sydney University, Centres of Expertise Network in Asia-Pacific, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)

In-kind contribution

Sydney, Australia

"Mångfaldskonferensen 2018" in Sweden

IPBES and IPBES assessments

2018

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Alignment and in-kind contribution ($11,000)

Stockholm, Sweden

World Wide Fund for Nature joint Conservation Practice Forum and Africa Conservation Forum – Sessions on IPBES assessments

2018

World Wide Fund for Nature

In-kind contribution ($350)

Zambia

Multi-stakeholder Dialogue / Capacity-building Partnership Event

2019

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

Alignment

New York, USA

"Linking Indigenous, local and scientific knowledges and practices in Thailand to global policymaking through the IPBES assessment on pollinators, pollination and food production"

Event one: Indigenous and local knowledge dialogue between indigenous communities, authors and specialists on the outcomes of the pollination assessment

Event two: IPBES uptake and capacity-building event at the University of Chiang Mai on the pollination assessment

2019

SwedBio - Stockholm Resilience Centre, and partners (PASD, Inter Mountain Peoples Education and Culture in Thailand Association, UNESCO)

In-kind contribution ($42,000)

Thailand

Strategy 2: Facilitating access to expertise & information

 

Facilitating the consideration of indigenous and local knowledge

 

Network of indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) Centres of Distinction: Mechanism for delivering inputs into IPBES by indigenous and local knowledge holders themselves. The network is open-ended and will operate in a transparent manner to facilitate the participation and contribution of diverse knowledge views and evidence from all regions

Ongoing

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)/African Biodiversity Network (ABN)

In-kind contribution

 

 

Global

 

IPBES Dialogue on Arctic indigenous and local knowledge

2018

Lead organization: University of Helsinki (Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Sciences: HELSUS), partners (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Ministry of the Environment of Finland)

In-kind contribution

($30,000)

Helsinki, Finland

Indigenous and local community consultation on the IPBES participatory mechanism

2018

IPBES capacity-building task force, UNESCO and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contributions

UNESCO ($1,500); Institute for Global Environmental Strategies ($30,000)

Global

Offering to deliver complementary capacity-building activities

 

Support to a group of indigenous peoples and local communities with experience from negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity to participate in the first to fifth sessions of the IPBES Plenary

2013-2017

SwedBio - Stockholm Resilience Centre and partners (Tebtebba Foundation and Forest Peoples Programme)

In-kind contribution

Global

1) Contribute methodologies of the Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (Global Centres of Expertise Network) on indigenous and local knowledge into IPBES work programme and assessments;
2) Create case study reports to contribute to IPBES case study database;
3) Contribute to the review of global, regional and thematic assessments; and
4) Engagement with the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative for developing biodiversity and ecosystem services knowledge products through a bottom up approach

Ongoing

UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

 Alignment

Global

Strengthening indigenous peoples and local communities' own initiatives and efforts to contribute their knowledge, and develop methods for how to do it, such as the Community Based Monitoring and Information Systems (CBMIS)

Ongoing

SwedBio - Stockholm Resilience Centre

In-kind contribution

Global

Supporting activities that mobilize indigenous and local knowledge and help bringing it into IPBES processes, and initiatives facilitating dialogue and understanding across knowledge systems

Ongoing

 

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

In-kind contribution

 

Global

Biodiversity Information for Development project: Training materials for application of open-access data to meet priority needs for policy and research. Curriculum development and workshop scheduled for April 2018

Ongoing

Global Biodiversity Information Facility, South African National Biodiversity Institute and partner (European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development)

In-kind contribution

 

Global

Initiative to provide access to expertise and "Data and Knowledge exchange", strengthen the linkage between Ecosystem Services Partnership's working groups and IPBES, and make its network of National Networks and Regional Chapters more structurally linked to IPBES

Ongoing

Ecosystem Services Partnership

Alignment

 

Global

Training to strengthen the mobilisation of biodiversity data, foster regional engagement and enhance capacity in biodiversity information management
Support to the Joint Biodiversity Information Management Forum (BIMF) - Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) Forum to strengthen networks and expertise in data and information

Training to enhance capacity in the area of georeferencing of biodiversity data; and
regional training courses in "Data and Management and Use" through the project Human Capital Development in Biodiversity Informatics (BDI)

Ongoing

South African National Biodiversity Institute and partners (Global Biodiversity Information Facility, JRS Biodiversity Foundation, University of Kansas and the University of Ghana)

In-kind contribution

 

African States

Contribute to increasing access to data and information relevant to IPBES deliverables

Ongoing

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

In-kind contribution

Global

Nansen Programme: Strengthening the knowledge base and implementing an ecosystem approach to marine fisheries in developing countries. Large capacity-building programme on marine ecosystems that can be aligned to support IPBES work. Participated in the fifth meeting of the task force on capacity-building

Ongoing

Norwegian Institute of Marine Research and partners (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Alignment

African States

Case study analysis on different themes related to data and knowledge and the policy support tools database

Conduct ecosystem assessments within the Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) and see how they can link to national processes including indigenous and local knowledge

Ongoing

UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

In-kind contribution

Global

Contribution to the mobilisation of and access to biodiversity and conservation data, information, and knowledge against agreed International Union for the Conservation of Nature Standards for, e.g. the Red List of Threatened Species, Key Biodiversity Areas, and Protected Planet

Ongoing

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

In-kind contribution

Global

1) Research on biodiversity and ecosystem assessment and conservation relevant to Trinidad and Tobago and the region, and

2) Knowledge sharing: the extensive zoological collection will be digitized and made available to the public via a searchable online database

Ongoing

University of the West Indies, with partner Global Biodiversity Information Facility

In-kind contribution

 

Latin American and Caribbean States

Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management in ASEAN (BCAMP):

1) Strengthen the capacity of  the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Centre for Biodiversity to support the regional agenda and Member States of the association in biodiversity conservation and protected area management and 2) Develop and mobilize knowledge and the scientific basis for biodiversity conservation, especially in existing and new Heritage Parks of the association

2017-2022

Association of Southeast Asian Nations Centre for Biodiversity

In-kind contribution

Asia Pacific States

Initiative to improve protected area decision-making, through promoting multi-stakeholder engagement, networking with IPBES, and availing biodiversity, livelihood and decision-making data and information

Ongoing

Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies, University of the West Indies and partners (including International Union for the Conservation of Nature)

In-kind contribution

Latin American and Caribbean States

Building capacities of community-based indigenous organisations to mobilise data and information, including indigenous and local knowledge, on biodiversity and ecosystem services that strengthen the knowledge foundations of the science-policy interface in Guatemala and support the undertaking of regional and global scientific assessments, such as those undertaken by IPBES

Ongoing

Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources and Environment in Guatemala (original Spanish: Fundación para la Conservación de los Recursos Naturales y Ambiente en Guatemala)

Alignment

Latin American and Caribbean States

Submission that does not yet meet the priorities and criteria for implementing strategy 2 as set out in the capacity-building rolling plan

Produce scientific evidence on the importance of integrated approaches of molecular systematic, biodiversity information, indigenous and local knowledge and functional adaptation of plants to mitigate climate change

Ongoing

Addis Ababa University and partners

In-kind contribution 

African States

Strategy 3: Strengthening national & regional capacities

 

Promoting and facilitating national and regional platforms and networks on biodiversity and ecosystem services

 

Capacity-building dialogue with Eastern European stakeholders

2016

IPBES capacity-building task force, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Corvinus University

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

 

Eastern European States

Strengthen the science-policy interface on biodiversity (research) for Germany to:
1) Provide scientific support for national activities related to IPBES;
2) Mobilise the German biodiversity research community; and
3) Communicate and provide multiplication-effects around the theme of biodiversity, with emphasis on IPBES

2009-2018

German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research

Alignment

Western European and other States

Task group 4:  guidance on science-policy platforms and assessments

Developing guidance to support countries and (sub-) regions in establishing their own science-policy platforms and networks, and/or in carrying out national and sub-regional assessments

2017

IPBES secretariat, capacity-building task force and partners: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research / West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services / Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH, German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, UNDP - BES-Net, and International Union for the Conservation of Nature

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

 

Global

Responses received to the call on contributions on the guidance for national and/or (sub) regional platforms and networks

The French Committee for IPBES, a multi-stakeholder platform

Ongoing

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity

Alignment

($46,000)

France

Belgian Biodiversity Platform serves as an interface between Belgian researchers and decision-makers at national and global level.

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform provides services to the Belgian scientific community engaged in biodiversity research and to policymakers as well as to practitioners. Its work is based around the three main areas knowledge brokerage, topical knowledge incubation and open access to data

Ongoing

Belgian Biodiversity Platform

Alignment

Belgium

West African Expert Platform to support the implementation of the Work Program of IPBES

Facilitate options to exchange and build networks amongst West African experts

Participatory demand analysis from the participants' point of view

Provide baseline knowledge on the IPBES work programme and recent IPBES developments

Show possibilities to get involved in IPBES processes

Act as interface between West African countries and IPBES

Discuss strategies to improve the awareness and recognition of IPBES in the region

Indicate options to channel IPBES contents and findings into national and regional policy instruments

Uptake of relevant IPBES outputs such as the regional assessment for Africa

Ongoing

Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany

Alignment

West Africa

Danish IPBES Office: Liaison with researchers for IPBES nominations; fundraising; Communication of IPBES results

2016-2019

 

Danish IPBES Office

 

In-kind contribution ($100,000 per year)

Denmark

Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims at creating a science-policy platform for Brazil inspired in IPBES

Ongoing

Since 2015

Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

($38,500)

Brazil

Swedish IPBES Office

Ongoing

Swedish IPBES Office

Alignment

Sweden

5th Pan-European IPBES Stakeholder Consultation (PESC-5) meeting for European and Central Asian stakeholders

Facilitate national coordination of IPBES – sharing experiences, through the European and Central Asia Network of Organizations engaging in IPBES (www.ipbes.eu)

2018

Swiss Biodiversity Forum, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research

In-kind contribution

($7,100)

Western European and other States, Asia-Pacific States

Development of a national IPBES science-policy network in Nigeria (NISPOBES)

 

Ongoing

Research group in health and the environment, Africa, Ibadan, Nigeria

In-kind contribution

($3,500)

Nigeria

 

4th Pan-European IPBES Stakeholder Consultation (PESC-4) meeting: Meeting to strengthen stakeholder engagement in IPBES and support for establishing national platforms in the Europe and Central Asia region, including exchange with other platforms

2017

Foundation for Research on Biodiversity, German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research, Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary and IPBES, with financial support from Swiss Biodiversity Forum and Belgian Biodiversity Platform

In-kind contribution

Western European and other States, Eastern European States, Asia-Pacific States

Europe and Central Asia - Network (network of organizations engaged in IPBES): Overarching goal to support the national platforms, and provide a common space for sharing knowledge, resources, opinions and lessons learnt regarding IPBES

Ongoing

German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research and Belgian Biodiversity Platform other national platforms

In-kind contribution

 

Western European and other States, Eastern European States, Asia-Pacific States

1) Development of networks and communities of practice: sharing information on existing communities of practice so that IPBES can learn from the experience, and also build on what already exists;
2) Support the development of an approach for carrying out national capacity self-assessment 

Ongoing

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

In-kind contribution

Latin American and Caribbean States

Continued development of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility national node network and regional collaboration, exploration of how best to integrate with national and regional platforms to support IPBES activities

Ongoing

Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat, participant nodes, and regional nodes groupings

In-kind contribution

Global

International Union for the Conservation of Nature offers to support the location of necessary technical experience, and opportunities to learn from the experience of others; activities that facilitate the uptake of IPBES findings in national and international policy; and the work of transforming knowledge into a local context

Ongoing

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

In-kind contribution

 

Global

Both BES-Net and the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre are working to support national stakeholder engagement through BES-Net multi-stakeholder dialogues, and through the support provided to national ecosystem assessments. Amongst other things these networks are being exposed to IPBES deliverables

Ongoing

UNDP - BES-Net and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, joint project funded by the German IKI[4]

In-kind contribution

 

Global

Promoting and facilitating national and sub-global assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services 

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre is working with organizations in four countries in three regions to carry out national ecosystem assessments which support national objectives. As part of the project national capacity is being developed, and experience shared. Negotiations are under way to extend this to a further four countries

Ongoing

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre with support from UNDP and German IKI5, and currently national partners in Cameroon, Colombia, Ethiopia and Viet Nam as well as additional technical partners

In-kind contribution

Global

1) Supporting the Biodiversity Planning Forum,
Mapping Biodiversity Priorities; and
2) Strengthening the species and ecosystem assessment capabilities in selected countries

Ongoing

South African National Biodiversity Institute and partners (Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre and International Union for the Conservation of Nature)

In-kind contribution

African States

Ecosystem Services Partnership has a strong network of experts worldwide and offers to mobilise members to contribute to IPBES national ecosystem assessments

Ongoing

Ecosystem Services Partnership

In-kind contribution

Global

 

International Union for the Conservation of Nature supports the location of technical experience, and opportunities to learn from the experience of others, training and networking support specifically tailored to the needs of assessments and promotion and use of IPBES guides and catalogues in planning and carrying out assessments

Ongoing

 

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

In-kind contribution

Global

Offer to provide technical expertise to develop national level assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services and to perform national level self-assessments in accordance with the IPBES framework

Ongoing

Wildlife Institute of India

In-kind contribution

 

Asia Pacific States

Promoting national and sub-regional ecosystem assessments

Ongoing

University of Trinidad and Tobago

In-kind contribution

Latin American and Caribbean States

“Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal ecosystems – An IPBES like assessment”

2018

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

A Nordic cooperation: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands

Alignment

 

Nordic countries

Strategy 3: Strengthening national & regional capacities

Promoting and facilitating national capacity self-assessment

International Union for the Conservation of Nature has a strong national footprint, and offers to mobilise member organizations/scientists in supporting/promoting:
1) The development of an approach for carrying out national capacity self-assessment;
2) Countries in carrying out their national capacity self-assessment; and
3) The mobilisation of relevant individuals/experts in carrying out the assessment

Ongoing

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

In-kind contribution

Global

Open offer to use of Global Biodiversity Information Facility capacity self-assessment tool and adaptation/integration with wider IPBES self-assessment needs

Ongoing

Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat, participant nodes, regional nodes groupings and partners

In-kind contribution

Global

Facilitating national capacity self-assessment

 

Ongoing

University of Trinidad and Tobago

In-kind contribution

Latin American and Caribbean States

Cross-cutting

 

 

 

Task group 1: Guidance - capacity-building rolling plan

Develop guidance regarding processes and mechanisms that support the implementation of the capacity-building rolling plan

Ongoing

IPBES secretariat, capacity-building task force and partners (Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project, German Network-Forum for Biodiversity Research / West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services / Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and UNU- Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability)

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

Task group 2: Web portal

Develop a capacity-building web portal supporting the implementation of the capacity-building plan

Ongoing

IPBES secretariat, capacity-building task force and United Nations Environment Prpgra,,e World Conservation Monitoring Centre

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

 

Arena for dialogue with contributing organizations

5th meeting of the IPBES task force on capacity-building

2017

IPBES capacity-building task force and partners, Norwegian Environment Agency

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

6th meeting of the IPBES task force on capacity-building

2018

IPBES capacity-building task force, UNESCO

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

UNESCO ($1,500)

Global

1st meeting of the IPBES capacity-building forum

2015

IPBES capacity-building task force, Wildlife Institute of India

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

2nd meeting of the IPBES capacity-building forum

2016

IPBES capacity-building task force, UNDP and United Nations Environment Programme

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contribution

Global

3nd meeting of the IPBES capacity-building forum

2018

IPBES capacity-building task force, UNESCO and Norwegian Environment Agency

IPBES trust fund & in-kind contributions

UNESCO ($4,000);

Norwegian Environment Agency ($1,700)

Global

Promoting and offering support for activities planned or initiated by IPBES

 

BES-Net web-portal and online communication and platform: BES-Net shares IPBES calls for action, IPBES information and IPBES products through its website, newsletter and newsletter outlets. BES-Net provides technical support and offers access to online networking and collaboration tools and to the wider BES-Net community

Ongoing

UNDP - BES-Net and its 85 Partners

In-kind contribution

Online

Promoting opportunities and providing technical support and resources to IPBES capacity-building activities.
Sharing of information on existing communities of practice so that IPBES can learn from the experience, and also build on what already exists

Ongoing

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

In-kind contribution

Global

Short-term Action Plan (2017-2020) to Enhance and Support Capacity-Building for the Implementation of the Convention and its Protocols: Synergy and potential joint actions between the IPBES Capacity-building Rolling Plan and the Short-term Action Plan (2017-2020) to Enhance and Support Capacity-Building for the Implementation of the Convention and its Protocols as well as the Bio-Bridge Initiative Action Plan 2017-2020

2017-2020

Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat and various partners

Alignment

Global

Actions to strengthen collaboration between the Convention on Biological Diversity and IPBES on capacity-building, through the Bio-Bridge Initiative, including:
1) Using various tools, mechanisms and services, including the helpdesk service, an interactive web platform, regional roundtables and a small seed funding support;
2) Making use of the Bio-Bridge Initiative web platform to inform/support existing IPBES communities of practice and networks on different topics; and

3) Making use of Bio-Bridge Initiative help desk

Ongoing

Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat

Alignment

Global

Capacity-building project for the regional assessment for Asia-Pacific; it includes:

1) Integration of indigenous and local knowledge into the regional assessment;

2) Application of outcome of the methodological assessment for scenario analysis and models;

3) Policy support for policymakers and stakeholders to utilise the assessment outcomes, including organization of a series of science-policy dialogue workshops at sub-regional level in 2018

Ongoing

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

In-kind contribution

Asia-Pacific

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project to provide technical and financial support to the technical support unit on values. Joint activities developed and carried out under the values technical support unit (e.g. workshops regarding the uptake of the guide on multiple values in IPBES regional (2016) and global assessments (2017); workshop on IPBES socio-ecological indicators (2017))

2018

German Agency for International Cooperation ValuES project and the IPBES expert group on values

Alignment and in-kind contribution

Global

Horizon scanning on ecosystem services (facilitating a future ecosystem assessment). An exercise to identify the most important research questions in order to further support the developments towards a potential national ecosystem assessment of Germany

Starting summer 2017

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH and partner (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research)

Alignment

Western European and other States

1) Nomination of experts for different assessments;

2) Support to increase uptake of IPBES assessments and products;

3) Integration of IPBES work into Foundation for Research on Biodiversity action plan and contribution to its work programmes and various task forces; and
4) Linking with multiple stakeholders in sub-regions across different continents and with existing networks such as the Biodiversity and Community Health Initiative, Access and Benefit Sharing and Global Environment Facility project etc.

Ongoing

UNU-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

In-kind contribution

Global

 

Submissions that do not yet meet the priorities and criteria for implementing strategy 3 as set out in the capacity-building rolling plan

Promote the Charter of the Declaration of the Rights of Nature

Ongoing

Declaration of the Rights of Nature (in Spanish: Derechos de la Naturaleza)

Alignment

Spain

In Kyrgyzstan, in August 2018, scientists from the region created the Central Asia Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology. The Chapter includes representatives from governmental environment agencies, non-governmental organizations, scientists from various biological institutes and independent experts working in biodiversity conservation

Started at August 2018

Central Asia Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology

Alignment

($200,000)

Central Asia

Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Kyrgyzstan is a part of the Centres of Expertise Global Network (https://www.rcenetwork.org), a network of existing formal, non-formal and informal organizations that facilitate learning towards sustainable development in local and regional communities.

Ongoing

Centres of Expertise, Kyrgyzstan

Alignment

($50,000)

Kyrgyzstan

 

[1] Types of contribution as defined in the IPBES capacity-building rolling plan, section E: Options for organizations wishing to contribute (annex I to decision IPBES-5/1).

[2] The ValuES project is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in close collaboration with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

[3] West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (WABES) is an initiative to facilitate networking and capacity-building across West Africa to support the work programme of IPBES, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

[4] International climate initiative (IKI). Funding instrument from the German Government.