Biodiversity Indicators Partnership BIP

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) is a global initiative to promote and coordinate the development and delivery of biodiversity indicators for use by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other biodiversity-related conventions, the Intergovernmental SciencePolicy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national and regional agencies.


CBD Bioland Tool

National experiences in developing national CHM websites have revealed that significant technical barriers exist when trying to establish even a basic national CHM website, particularly for developing countries with little capacity.

The Bioland Tool aims at overcoming these barriers by providing a turnkey solution that can be used by any developing country to rapidly establish a basic operational national CHM website that can effectively facilitate the implementation of its NBSAP. 


Indicator Reporting Information System IRIS

Indicators are at the heart of IRIS and of objective decision making. Based on data from an organization’s routine monitoring, IRIS will automatically calculate values for indicators. The calculated indicator value and supporting information are presented to a subject matter expert for assessment and narration, with the result forming part of a report.



The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. InforMEA harvests COP decisions and resolutions, news, events, MEA membership, national focal points, national reports, and implementation plans from MEA secretariats and organizes this information around a set of agreed terms. The initiative develops harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large.

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Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool IBAT

The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool IBAT is a web-based mapping and reporting tool used by companies, governments, researchers, and financial institutions to access global biodiversity datasets with which to make better decisions around the environment.

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The NBSAP Forum is a global partnership aiming to support the revision and implementation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs). The purpose of the NBSAP Forum web portal is to support countries in finding the information they need to develop and implement effective NBSAPs.

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The World Environmment Situation Room

The World Environment Situation Room implements the Big Data Initiative. The project is global with overarching environmental policy relevance and impact. It includes geo-referenced, remote-sensing and earth observation information integrated with statistics and data on the environmental dimension of sustainable development. The themes of this Global platform cover complementary dimensions for Global Green Solutions for the Environment. It targets country policy makers, top environmental policy makers, the environmental scientific community, business and interested citizens.

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UN Biodiversity Lab

The UN Biodiversity Lab is an online platform that enables policymakers and other stakeholders to access over 100 of the world’s best global geospatial data layers, upload their own national datasets, and run analyses to provide key information to support implementation and monitoring of the Convention on Biological Diversity and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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WCMC Compendium of guidance for capturing, managing and using data and information

This compendium of guidance provides details of information sources for capturing, managing, using, and sharing data, all in the context of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The primary aim of this document is to assist the staff of national governments and non-governmental organizations who are responsible for the capture, management and use of data and information with respect to the biodiversity-related conventions.

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WCMC Compendium on achieving synergies among biodiversity-related conventions

The purpose of the document is to help increase access to existing guidance material on synergies among biodiversity-related conventions and to provide a basis for identifying gaps in the available guidance. As such, this report and any future online resources derived from it are primarily intended for informing the national focal points and management authorities responsible for the implementation of biodiversity-related conventions at the national level.

The guidance material has been grouped in the following way:

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WCMC Compendium on key global databases related to biodiversity

The Compendium on key global databases related to biodiversity is a compilation of available global databases. It provides a basis for increasing access to these databases through the CBD Clearing-House Mechanism and other appropriate tools, and is intended to direct Convention Parties to data and information that can inform the effective implementation of the conventions.