In the context of its BiodivClim COFUND Action supporting research on “Biodiversity and climate change”, Biodiversa+ developed a mapping of research collaboration in the field of biodiversity and climate change.

It is widely acknowledged that climate change and biodiversity loss are twin crises that should be tackled together. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recognise that working with nature to conserve, manage and restore ecosystems – known as Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) – is one of the most cost-effective approaches to both mitigating and adapting to climate change, and therefore to reach the targets.

That’s why it is imperative to understand with sufficient detail and confidence the interactions between biodiversity and climate change. In this mapping, BiodivClim reports on the analysis of publications involving authors from the European research area and other regions of the world published between 2011 and 2020 to study transnational research collaboration on biodiversity and climate change.

BiodivClim also discusses the implications of the results to guide further development of research collaboration on biodiversity and climate change. The over-arching aim of this mapping is to promote coordinated and well-targeted actions of European and international research programmers and funders. It also paves the way to future joint activities at the interface between biodiversity and climate change.