The Global Biodiversity model GLOBIO is an operational tool for policy support on the global to national scale. It can be used to assess (see also figure):
GLOBIO includes the following drivers:
Impacts on biodiversity are captured in terms of the biodiversity indicators Mean Species Abundance (MSA) and Ecosystem extent. They can be considered applications of the CBD indicators ‘trends in abundance and distribution of selected species’ and ‘trends in extent of selected biomes, ecosystems, and habitats’, respectively.