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Global Biodiversity Engagement Indicator [BIP]

Global Biodiversity Engagement Indicator [BIP]

Indicator description

The indicator aggregates global data on a set of keywords sourced from twitter, online newspapers, and google trends. The indicator can be calculated across various temporal and spatial scales. There are 22 keywords collected across 31 languages.
The indicator is designed to allow policymakers to examine how the public in a given country has engaged with various biodiversity-related themes over time and in comparison to other countries. For example, the indicator detected spikes in public engagement for terms like “Biodiveristy” and “Climate Change” across many different platforms and countries on world biodiversity day and with the release of the October 2018 IPCC special report.
The indicator was funded in mid 2017, and throughout 2017 was developed and prototyped. By November 2017, a dashboard was established to officially display and calculate the indicator at BiodiversityEngagementIndicator.com. After data had been collected for several months, the indicator was published in early 2019 in Biological Conservation (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.12.004).

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 11.1

By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

SDG Target 12.1

Implement the 10‑Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries

SDG Target 13.1

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

SDG Target 14.1

By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

SDG Target 15.1

By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements