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Survey on the use of IPBES assessments in policymaking at (sub)national levels

Introduction

IPBES aims to support policy formulation and implementation, which is reflected in the IPBES rolling work programme up to 2030. Objective 4a of the work programme includes a focus on enabling the uptake of the findings of IPBES assessments in decision-making.

This survey aims to collect information on the use of completed IPBES assessments in policymaking at national and subnational levels. This information will allow IPBES to understand if and how its assessments have been used to support policymaking and what tools, methodologies and types of activities could further support the use of IPBES assessments and thereby contribute to the advancement of the IPBES policy support function.

Governments and non-governmental stakeholders including individuals, organizations, networks, researchers, and indigenous peoples and local communities are invited to take part in this survey and share information on how they have used completed IPBES assessments in their own work related to policymaking at the national and subnational levels, by completing the questionnaire below.

Completing the survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes. It will be online until 14 January 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the IPBES policy support technical support unit at ipbes.tsu.policysupport@unep-wcmc.org.

1. Have you used IPBES assessments in your work?
Which of the following IPBES assessments have you used? Please select all that apply.

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2. For what purpose have you used an IPBES assessment? Please select all that apply.
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3. Which of the output(s) of the IPBES assessments have you used to support policy processes and why? Please select all that apply:
The summary for policymakers:
The chapters of the assessment and their executive summaries:
4. In your opinion, which of the following IPBES assessment outputs, if any, would need to be modified to improve the use of IPBES assessments in policymaking? Please select all that apply:
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7. Have you prepared or are you aware of policy briefs translating the key messages and policy options set out in IPBES assessments into national contexts? If possible, please share the policy brief(s) (if available).
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128 MB limit.
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9. Finally, would you be interested to hear about what other countries have done to use IPBES assessments at (sub)national level?
Please share your ideas on possible ways that would be helpful to learn from the experiences in other countries:
10. Please include your contact details:
Full name
Are you submitting your responses to this questionnaire: