National Ecosystem Assessments

National ecosystem assessments synthesise critical knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services to empower the full consideration of nature’s values in decision-making.

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Global Activities

National ecosystem assessments are supported by UNEP-WCMC’s NEA Initiative. Leveraging the expertise of the Sub-Global Assessment Network (SGAN), global activities encompass:

  • A capacity-building programme that includes regular workshops, a dedicated website, fellowship programmes and exchange visits
  • A series of global training workshops with project countries and up-to-date training materials on national ecosystem assessments made available online
  • Lesson sharing and case studies disseminated through different channels, workshops and side events at international and regional biodiversity conferences
  • Supporting national engagement with international processes, IPBES and CBD

National Activities

Tailoring the IPBES assessment process to specific country needs, the national ecosystem assessment process encompasses the production of a national ecosystems assessment, a summary for policymakers and policy support tools for integrating assessment findings into country-level decision-making.

BES-Net contributes to building capacity and knowledge exchange at the national level through national ecosystem assessments in 11 countries across four continents. This supports IPBES’ work programme and Capacity-building Rolling Plan.

BES-Net also supports the assessment process by working with country partners to organize national Trialogues to enhance a three-way dialogue between government policymakers, practitioners, scientists and indigenous peoples and local communities around the key issues that the assessments address.

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Assessments by Country

Explore national ecosystem assessments by country.





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