Welcome to the IPBES Impact Tracking Database (TRACK).

The purpose of TRACK is to record, document and share examples of the use of IPBES outputs, such as the IPBES assessment reports, in decision-making or in science.

TRACK is not designed to be comprehensive, analytically rigorous or serve a wider monitoring function – it makes no claim to be an exhaustive list of IPBES impacts. It is, instead, an indicative list for the primary purpose of IPBES communications, outreach and public relations. Apart from a basic eligibility screening, the IPBES secretariat does not independently verify the examples listed in TRACK, which are primarily gleaned from third party stakeholders, media reports and similar sources.

Should you wish to contribute an example of IPBES impact, please go to the TRACK submission portal: www.ipbes.net/impact-tracking  If you wish alert the secretariat to any inaccuracy or anything objectionable in TRACK, please do so by emailing this information to media@ipbes.net with the subject line “TRACK Correction”.

TRACK

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Title Type(s) of impacts generated Impact Date Scale of Impact Region of Impact Country/s of Impact Supporting document(s) Website
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 New/changed research project Nov 2019 Regional Europe and Central Asia website
Government of Ireland lauches Biodiversity Climate Change Sectoral Adaptation Plan citing IPBES Global Assessment New/changed commitment Nov 2019 National Europe and Central Asia Ireland website
Italian citizens' initiative "Assemblea Ecologica Popolare del Golfo" uses the IPBES Global Assessment as evidence advocating for urgent environmental action and policies New/changed action/initiative Nov 2019 Regional Europe and Central Asia Italy website
President Xi and President Macron Welcome IPBES Global Assessment and Issue 'Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change' New/changed commitment Nov 2019 Global China, France website
IPBES Global Assessment & 'Catastrophic Situation' Spark Members of European Parliament to Agree on Urgent Need for EU to 'Set an Example for the Future' at CBD COP15 New/changed commitment Nov 2019 Regional Europe and Central Asia Czech Republic, Finland, France, Spain website
IPBES Pollination Assessment cited as basis for focus area of Guerlain/UNESCO partnership for initiative to preserve bees and biodiversity. New/changed action/initiative Nov 2019 Global Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, France, Rwanda website
Global Assessment Coordinating Lead Author appointed to Planning Board for UK National History Museum's Year of Biodiversity Other Nov 2019 Organizational Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Japanese Vice Minister of the Environment cites IPBES reports in his speech addressing the Tokyo Seafood Sustainability Symposium New/changed action/initiative Nov 2019 National Asia-Pacific Japan website
IPBES Evidence Considered by Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization for Regional Biodiversity Programme, Invites IPBES Chair Ana María Hernández for High-Level Consultation New/changed action/initiative Oct 2019 Regional Americas Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) website
City Council of Pollença, Mallorca Recognizes IPBES Global Assessment Findings, and At 'Point of No Return', Declares Climate Emergency New/changed action/initiative Oct 2019 City/Community Spain website
Global Assessment's Call for Transformative Change Inspires Public Interest Law Firm, Earthjustice New/changed commitment Oct 2019 National Americas United States of America website
'Sustainable Growth Coalition' of Businesses from Minnesota, USA Incorporates IPBES Global Assessment Findings Into 'Materials Vision' Document Looking Toward a Circular Economy New/changed action/initiative Oct 2019 State/Provincial Americas United States of America website
To Contribute to IPBES' Work, Expert Authors Publish Paper on Building Capacities for Transformative Change Towards Sustainability: Imagination in Intergovernmental Science-Policy Scenario Processes New/changed research project Sep 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
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 New/changed research project Sep 2019 Organizational Cross-regional website
More than 1600 Scientists Sign Letter Calling for Funding to Address the Biodiversity Crisis New/changed action/initiative Sep 2019 National Americas United States of America website
UN Convention to Combat Desertification reviews IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration and Global Assessments and develops extensive recommendations New/changed research project Sep 2019 Global Cross-regional website
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Environmental Law and Policy Center to host bi-national symposium on Global Assessment and the Great Lakes New/changed action/initiative Sep 2019 Subregional Cross-regional Canada, United States of America
International Resources Panel cites and analyzes IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment in a think piece New article Sep 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
Global Wood, a Timber Industry News and Market Research Company, Uses Brazilian IPBES Platform in Business Forecasting for Furniture Industry New/changed technique Sep 2019 Organizational Cross-regional Brazil website
Scottish Government 'Carefully Considering' IPBES Global Assessment and Commits to Inform Parliament of Recommended Changes in Biodiversity-Related Policies New/changed policy Sep 2019 National Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
IPBES Global Assessment Spurs Developer SmithsonHill to Include Biodiversity Enhancement Project Alongside Planned Office Park Construction New/changed investment Sep 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
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 New/changed idea Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional website
Citing the IPBES Global Assessment, Microsoft announces that it will provide the University of Western Australia with a grant to help protect threatened species New/changed investment Aug 2019 Organizational Cross-regional Australia website
Inspired by the Global Assessment, South Hams District Council in England commits to launching an assessment that will look at biodiversity-related concerns New/changed commitment Aug 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland website
US Presidential Candidate Julián Castro cites IPBES Global Assessment in campaign plan to protect animals and wildlife New/changed idea Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America website
IPBES Global Assessment Informs Policy Recommendations from Global Biodiversity Policy Researchers for Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and Targets New/changed research project Aug 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
National Resources Defense Council cites IPBES Global Assessment in opposition to anti-biodiversity bill in California New/changed action/initiative Aug 2019 Regional Americas United States of America website
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 New/changed idea Aug 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
US Congressional Candidate launches 2020 campaign inspired in part by IPBES Global Assessment New/changed action/initiative Aug 2019 Individual Americas United States of America website
Drawing on the IPBES Global Assessment, the Society for Conservation Biology proposes concept for global biodiversity financing New/changed research project Aug 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional website
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