Originally GLOBIO has been developed for global to regional application. Examples of use are contributions to assessments by UNEP, OECD and CBD.
However, the GLOBIO modelling framework is equally well applicable for national (or sub-regional) biodiversity assessments. By using national-scale input data (especially on land use) and refining global scenarios, GLOBIO can produce national biodiversity maps, in terms of the biodiversity indicator MSA.
At the national level similar policy questions can be addressed as on the global level, concerning impacts of environmental drivers on biodiversity under scenario’s and options. However, for national assessments the questions can be made country-specific. An example is an assessment in the Greater Mekong area to evaluate the implementation of a biodiversity corridor. The corridor was designed as a policy response option to counterbalance the negative effects of rapid economic development.
Since 2005 in total eighteen developing countries have used the GLOBIO framework to assess biodiversity impacts in the past and present. Twelve countries started to assess future impacts, based on scenarios and national policy response options.