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Invitation to participate in a survey on the use of IPBES assessments in policymaking at (sub)national levels

  • Policy support tools and methodologies (2nd work programme - 2)
Notification period
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Dear IPBES members, observers and stakeholders,

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the second edition of the survey aimed at better understanding the use of completed IPBES assessments in policymaking at the national and sub-national levels. 

One of the functions of IPBES is to support policy formulation and implementation, as reflected in the IPBES rolling work program up to 2030. Work programme objective 4 (a) includes a focus on facilitating the use of the findings of completed IPBES assessments in decision-making. 

Governments and stakeholders, including individual scientists, Indigenous Peoples and local communities, as well as institutions, organizations and groups working in the field of biodiversity and ecosystems, are invited to take part in this survey and share information on how they have used completed IPBES assessments in their work related to policymaking at the (sub)national level by completing the form linked below. The information gathered through this survey will help IPBES better understand whether and how policymakers use its assessments and related outputs. Furthermore, it will be useful in identifying tools, methodologies, and types of activities that could further support the use of IPBES assessments to contribute to advancement of IPBES policy support function. 

You can access the survey by following this link: Completing the survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Please submit your responses by 8 July 2024. 

If you have any questions regarding this survey or encounter technical difficulties while participating, please, contact the IPBES technical support unit on policy support at [email protected].  

I thank you for your continued support to IPBES.

Dr Anne Larigauderie | Executive Secretary Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)