Global to national scale

Originally GLOBIO has been developed for global to regional application. Examples of use are contributions to assessments by UNEP, OECD and CBD.

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Example from a global scale analysis: evaluation of a reference scenario for the second Global Biodiversity Outlook

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.

Country-specific questions

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.

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Example from a (sub-)regional scale analysis: evaluation of the implementation of a biodiversity corridor in the Greater Mekong area.

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Example from a national scale analysis for Vietnam (year 2000). Note that in national assessments (right figure) more detailed resulted can be achieved.

Countries using GLOBIO

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.