The GLOBIO2 model was developed in 2001 at UNEP GRID-Arendal, Norway. GLOBIO2 was based on published field data to predict the impact of infrastructure development on species diversity.

The infrastructure module of the current GLOBIO version (GLOBIO3) is entirely based on GLOBIO2.

Assessments with GLOBIO2

From 2002 – 2005 GLOBIO2 has been used for several global and regional environmental assessments of UNEP:

Mountain watch, an assessment of environmental change in the mountain areas of the world. GLOBIO2 was used to assess the impact of infrastructure.