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Policy Support Gateway

Policy support tools and methodologies

Policy support tools and methodologies are approaches and techniques based on science and other knowledge systems, including indigenous and local knowledge, that can inform, assist and enhance relevant decisions, policy-making and implementation at the local, national, regional and international levels to protect nature, thereby promoting nature's contribution to people and a good quality of life.

Instruments

Policy instruments

Means or mechanisms to achieve public policy objectives at different levels.

Tools

Policy support tools

Approaches and techniques based on science and other knowledge systems that can inform, assist and enhance relevant decisions at local, national, regional and global levels.

Case studies

Case studies

Past or ongoing examples that illustrate the use of relevant policy instruments and/or policy support tools.

Training

Learning opportunities

Approaches and techniques based on science and other knowledge systems that can inform, assist and enhance relevant decisions at local, national, regional and global levels.

Assessment

Assessment

Major published outputs, drawn from peer-reviewed scientific literature, grey literature and other available sources such as indigenous and local knowledge, focused on global, regional, subregional, methodological and thematic aspects of the interactions between society and nature.

More information about the content of the Gateway

The IPBES Policy Support Gateway is an online platform to enable decision makers to gain access to tailored information relating to policy support tools and methodologies. It contains experiences and lessons on the use of policy support tools and methodologies in different contexts.