As part of its work programme, Biodiversa+ aims to support and reinforce the use of biodiversity data in decision making (public and private). To address this objective, a workshop was organised on the 8 November 2022 in Brussels. This workshop gathered 20 private sector actors including private companies, agricultural representatives, NGOs from the local to the international scales as well as some Biodiversa+ partners and EuropaBON representatives.
This workshop was part of the programme of the annual EuropaBON stakeholder conference “Shaping the future European biodiversity monitoring framework”. Johan Lammerant, lead Expert Natural Capital and Biodiversity Expert, Arcadis set the scene on the use of biodiversity monitoring data by the private sector (see slides) and a collaborative discussion session followed. This second session allowed to identify:
- The needs of the private sector related to the use of biodiversity monitoring data
- Possible support that Biodiversa+ could provide in this domain.