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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: https://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. Click to email us

TRACK

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Title Type(s) of impacts generated Impact date Scale of impact Region of Impact Country/s of Impact IPBES Deliverable 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 01 Sep 2019 Organizational Cross-regional Knowledge and Data, Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment website
UN Convention to Combat Desertification reviews IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration and Global Assessments and develops extensive recommendations New/changed research project 01 Sep 2019 Global Cross-regional Knowledge and Data, Global assessment, Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, Policy support tools website
International Resources Panel cites and analyzes IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment in a think piece New article 01 Sep 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional Knowledge and Data, Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, Policy support tools 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 01 Sep 2019 Subregional Cross-regional Canada, United States of America Global assessment website
Scottish Government 'Carefully Considering' IPBES Global Assessment and Commits to Inform Parliament of Recommended Changes in Biodiversity-Related Policies New/changed policy 01 Sep 2019 National Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Global assessment, Policy support tools website
IPBES Global Assessment Spurs Developer SmithsonHill to Include Biodiversity Enhancement Project Alongside Planned Office Park Construction New/changed investment 01 Sep 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Global assessment, Policy support tools 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 01 Sep 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional Knowledge and Data, Scenarios and models assessment, Policy support tools website
More than 1600 Scientists Sign Letter Calling for Funding to Address the Biodiversity Crisis New/changed action/initiative 01 Sep 2019 National Americas United States of America Global assessment website
Global Wood, a Timber Industry News and Market Research Company, Uses Brazilian IPBES Platform in Business Forecasting for Furniture Industry New/changed technique 01 Sep 2019 Organizational Cross-regional Brazil Catalogue of Assessments, Policy support tools 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 01 Aug 2019 City/Community Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Global assessment, Policy support tools website
National Resources Defense Council cites IPBES Global Assessment in opposition to anti-biodiversity bill in California New/changed action/initiative 01 Aug 2019 Regional Americas United States of America Global assessment website
US Congressional Candidate launches 2020 campaign inspired in part by IPBES Global Assessment New/changed action/initiative 01 Aug 2019 Individual Americas United States of America Global assessment website
Law Professor, inspired by IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, proposes legally binding international instrument for soils and land management New/changed idea 01 Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional Global assessment, Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment, Policy support tools website
US States cite IPBES in decision to sue Federal Government over changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed action/initiative 01 Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America Global assessment website
Humane Society International and Humane Society of the US cite IPBES while urging world leaders to take action ahead of CITES CoP 18 New/changed action/initiative 01 Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional Global assessment website
Following the Global Assessment, the Bristol Museum shrouded its endangered wildlife exhibits in a mourning veil to raise awareness of species at risk of extinction New/changed action/initiative 01 Aug 2019 Organizational Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Global assessment website
US Presidential Candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination, Joe Sestek, cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed idea 01 Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America Global assessment website
US Presidential Candidate Julián Castro cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed idea 01 Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America Global assessment website
US Senator Dianne Feinstein cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed idea 01 Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America Global assessment website
Former US Presidential Candidate Jill Stein cites IPBES in statement opposing changes to the Endangered Species Act New/changed idea 01 Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America Global assessment website
In light of the Global Assessment, Scientists send petition urging the US Congress to fund wildlife conservation programs to protect biodiversity New/changed action/initiative 01 Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America Global assessment 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 01 Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional Global assessment 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 01 Aug 2019 Organizational Cross-regional Australia Global assessment website
US Presidential Candidate Julián Castro cites IPBES Global Assessment in campaign plan to protect animals and wildlife New/changed idea 01 Aug 2019 National Americas United States of America Global assessment 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 01 Aug 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional Global assessment website
Drawing on the IPBES Global Assessment, the Society for Conservation Biology proposes concept for global biodiversity financing New/changed research project 01 Aug 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional Global assessment, Policy support tools website
French President Emmanuel Macron undertakes to pursue US agreement to the Metz Biodiversity Charter during G7 Leaders' Summit in Biarritz New/changed commitment 01 Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional Global assessment website
President al-Sisi announces that Egypt will sign the Metz Charter on Biodiversity New/changed commitment 01 Aug 2019 National Africa Egypt Global assessment website
During 2019 G7 Leaders' Summit, all G7 States, as well as Australia, Chile, India and South Africa, announced that they will sign the Metz Charter on Biodiversity informed by the Global Assessment New/changed commitment 01 Aug 2019 Global Cross-regional Australia, Canada, Chile, European Union, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America Global assessment website
IPBES Global Assessment Informs Policy Recommendations from Global Biodiversity Policy Researchers for Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and Targets New/changed research project 01 Aug 2019 Multi-organizational/network Cross-regional Global assessment, Policy support tools website