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Methodological Guidance

Within the IPBES rolling work programme up to 2030, the fourth objective aims to identify and promote the development and use of policy instruments, policy support tools and methodologies in the field of biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services.

In the following pages you will find further information regarding IPBES's methodological work and guidance:

  • Scenarios and models - read about the use of different types of scenarios and models to address relationships between nature, nature‚Äôs benefits to people and good quality of life, for informing policy and decision making.

  • Diverse conceptualisation of values - read about the use of diverse conceptualizations of multiple values of nature and its contributions to people, and approaches to valuation, for more inclusive and transparent decisions and designing integrated policies.