IPBES in belgium

Have a look at our Consultations page to discover the activities of our National Focal Point in Belgium. 

For instance, you can read the report of the IPBES Uptake Event organised in Brussels on 1st October 2018. 
In the report, you will discover recommendations on how to apply the policy options presented in IPBES evaluation reports in Belgium:






IPBES guidelines for experts

Guide to help address conceptual, procedural and practical aspects of IPBES assessments at all scales:

IPBES Guide to the production of assessments - Full guide (56-page)

IPBES Guide to the production of assessments - Summary (12-page)


IPBES e-learning modules

Discover IPBES eLearning modules:

Module 1 - The IPBES conceptual framework

This eLearning module aims to support assessment practitioners at sub-national to global scales in designing, implementing or understanding assessments of biodiversity, ecosystems and their contributions. This module consists of three lessons.

Module 2 – The IPBES assessment process

This eLearning module aims to support assessment practitioners at sub-national to global scales to understand the IPBES assessment process and the different steps it is composed of. This module consists of four lessons.



Media coverage of IPBES Plenary meetings:



Please refer to our European and Central Asia Network website (ECA-Network) for suggestions of papers related to IPBES:

You may also find material on IPBES website's library


A BELGIAN ipbes-like assessment

In 2021, the BBPf explored the need for a Belgian IPBES-like assessment, and proposed a governance structure adapted to the Belgian context as well as the resources needed to implement this. The Belgian Biodiversity Platform will not embarck on this journey themselves because of lack of capacity. But the exercise built on the new political context and highlighted the added-value compared to past and ongoing initiatives. We hope that putting this on the agenda of the Steering Groups Biodiversity/ Nature and policy/research institutions has increased the attention to the importance of transdisciplinary IPBES-like national assessments, to complement existing reports and reinforce science-based policy support in the context of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. We also hope to re-initiate the work once resources/capacity allow for this, and remain highly supportive to related initiatives. 


Read here the report in NL

Read here the report in FR