Skip to main content

National and regional platforms and networks

A range of platforms and networks on biodiversity and ecosystem services exist at the national and regional level and greatly support, in many different ways, the work of IPBES. For example, many of them facilitate the uptake of IPBES products, including by organizing uptake events for completed assessments and other deliverables, catalyse further activities based on the work of IPBES and facilitate the input of stakeholders into the work of IPBES.

Opportunities for national platforms and networks to engage with and contribute to the work of IPBES

Report of the online dialogue workshop with national and regional platforms engaging in IPBES: Communicating the importance of biodiversity for nature and people (1 March 2022)

An overview of reported national and regional platforms and networks is presented below.

National platforms

Country Name of the platform Contact person
Армения IPBES Armenia Levon Aghasyan
Бельгия Belgian Biodiversity Platform (BBPf) Hilde Eggermont
Босния и Герцеговина Federal Ministry on Environment and Tourism Cero Mehmed
Бразилия Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services/BPBES Carlos Alfredo Joly
Колумбия IPBES National Committee from Colombia Juanita Chaves
Дания IPBES in Denmark Lars Dinesen
Финляндия Finnish National IPBES Working Group Juuli Närhi
Финляндия Finnish Nature Panel Janne S. Kotiaho
Франция French Committee for IPBES Nathalie Morata
Германия German IPBES Coordination Office Dr. Mariam Akhtar-Schuster
Гренада Sustainable Development Council Aria St.Louis
Венгрия IPBES Hungarian Platform András Báldi
Япония Japanese IPBES Platform Ichiro HAMA
Литва Ieva Čaraitė
Нидерланды Science-Policy Interface IPBES in the Netherlands (IPBES-NL) Machteld Schoolenberg
Нигерия National Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Platform Professor Ahmed Dankishya
Португалия Portuguese platform Helena Freitas
Южная Африка National IPBES HUB Dr. Kiruben Naicker
Испания Miguel Aymerich
Швеция Scientific Council for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at SEPA for IPBES related questions Cecilia Lindblad
Швейцария IPBES-CH Eva Spehn
Соединенное Королевство Великобритании и Северной Ирландии UK IPBES Stakeholder Network Jessica Magnus

Regional platforms

Name of the platform Contact person
eca_network_logo.png Europe and Central Asia Network of Organisations (ECA) Hilde Eggermont


The inclusion in the list of “national and regional platforms and networks” does not constitute any official endorsement the listed organizations, institutions or networks or their activities and products or their officials by IPBES or the United Nations Environment Programme.