What do we aim at?

Biodiversa+ aims to increase the relevance, impact and visibility of European Research and Innovation (R&I) for biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use in biodiversity research and related policy, both in Europe and beyond.

In this domain, the Biodiversa+ objectives are to :

  • Increase R&I collaboration with countries located outside the European Research Area (ERA)
  • Better engage European R&I actors on biodiversity with IPBES
  • Aling R&I joint programming with the global policy framework and in particular the post-2020 global biodiversity framework
  • Better use global biodiversity research infrastructures
What are our actions in the field?
Mapping of international research collaboration & reinforcing collaboration with non-ERA countries

Biodiversa+ performs mapping of research collaborations between the ERA and other world regions. This serves as a basis to further reinforce its R&I collaboration with non-ERA countries.

Biodiversa+ also works towards an improved engagement of Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories, as well as with development aid donors/foundations to reinforce its global reach.

Collaboration with IPBES, CBD and other Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs)

Biodiversa+ strives for its activities to be aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the upcoming post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the European Union’s global action for biodiversity.

Biodiversa+ also seeks to reinforce its collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs).

In addition, Biodiversa+ is collaborating closely with the Intergovernmental Science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), around its four main functions:

  • Assessing knowledge: Biodiversa+ produces factsheets based on the results of its funded research projects to feed IPBES assessments
  • Knowledge generation: Biodiversa+, is hosting the IPBES’s Technical Support Unit on Knowledge and Data. This activity strengthens the mutual collaboration between IPBES and Biodiversa+ and facilitates the uptake of knowledge gaps identified by IPBES in Biodiversa+ R&I programming.
  • Policy support: Biodiversa+ supports the development and use of guidance documents and tools for decision-making (e.g. practical guidance for the use of biodiversity scenarios by decision makers) and contributes to the IPBES policy support web portal.
  • Capacity building: Biodiversa+ contributes to reinforcing the capacity of the research community to engage in IPBES processes and engage
Engagement with Global Research Infrastructure

Biodiversa+ closely works with Global Research Infrastructure to promote the use of European and global research infrastructure and Earth Observation programmes by biodiversity scientists of the ERA.

More information
Mapping the collaboration between Europe and Latin America/Caribbean for Research on Biodiversity
Mapping of international and multiregional research collaboration on biodiversity scenarios