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