The GLOBIO consortium is a collaboration between PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), UNEP GRID-Arendal and UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).
The consortium started in 2003.
The main output of the consortium is the GLOBIO modelling framework, with the aim to support integrated global assessments.

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

The PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency is the national institute for strategic policy analysis in the field of environment, nature and spatial planning.

PBL contributes to improving the quality of political and administrative decision-making by conducting outlook studies, analyses and evaluations in which an integrated approach is considered paramount. Policy relevance is the prime concern in all studies. PBL conducts solicited and unsolicited research that is both independent and always scientifically sound.


At PBL a team of about 10 staff members is charged with projects on international biodiversity. The team is leading on the development of GLOBIO and the model plays a central role in many of the applied projects. Others subjects covered are biodiversity indicators, goods & services, poverty and human wellbeing.

The GLOBIO team intensively collaborates with the IMAGE team at PBL and other research groups across the world.


From 2002 – 2008 the GLOBIO project at PBL was funded by the Dutch government. The ministries involved were:

Since 2008 PBL is funding the GLOBIO project as part of the institutes regular programme.

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Contacts for GLOBIO, assessments and indicators:
Dr. Aafke Schipper(contact)
Dr. Rob Alkemade (contact)
Ben ten Brink MSc (contact)


GRID-Arendal is an official United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborating centre, supporting informed decision making and awareness-raising through:

As UNEP's Key Polar Centre, GRID-Arendal is involved with initiatives in the Polar Regions, and increasingly, is broadening its focus on sustainable development of the oceans and coasts elsewhere in the world.

GRID-Arendal has a leading role in the biodiversity outlook chapters of many of the assessments produced by UNEP. The GLOBIO model is applied for the analyses.

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Contact for GLOBIO:
Kathrine Ivsett Johnsen (contact)

UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme and WCMC 2000, a UK-based charity. UNEP-WCMC has been in operation for over 25 years and undertakes synthesis, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity knowledge, providing authoritative, strategic and timely information for conventions, countries, organizations and companies to use in the development and implementation of their policies and decisions.

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Contacts for GLOBIO:
Dr. Matt Walpole (contact)