Upcoming call for research announced!

Biodiversa+ is pleased to announce our new transnational joint research call! The upcoming call will be on Nature-based Solutions for biodiversity, human well-being and transformative change (referred to as BiodivNBS). It will aim at supporting transnational, inter- and transdisciplinary research on biodiversity to gain a better understanding of the tipping points and trade-offs and underlying…

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Helsinki workshops on biodiversity monitoring

Advancing Transnational Biodiversity Monitoring with Helsinki Workshops

Biodiversa+ recently conducted two workshops in Helsinki, Finland, to foster a robust network of harmonized monitoring schemes across Europe. In alignment with its commitment to promote and support transnational biodiversity monitoring, Biodiversa+ launched its first one-year pilots for biodiversity monitoring in January 2023. To further bolster this initiative, Biodiversa+ organized on 23-25 May in Helsinki…

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New release: The role of biodiversity in the design, delivery, and benefits of Nature-based Solutions

One of Biodiversa+’s objectives is to produce evidence syntheses to aide decision-making and shape research calls on topical issues. A first study has been completed by the James Hutton Institute highlighting existing evidence on the role of biodiversity in the design, delivery, and benefits of Nature-based Solutions (NbS).   This scoping review has synthesised a…

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Strategic biodiversity monitoring report (phase 1)

New Release: Strategic Biodiversity Monitoring Report (Phase 1)

Biodiversa+ is thrilled to present a first overview of the European governance landscape for biodiversity monitoring. The European biodiversity monitoring landscape is complex and fragmented, involving multiple actors at various governance levels. To ensure compatibility and accessibility across different sources, a standardised approach to data collection and analysis is necessary. Enhanced coordination and broader access…

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Harmonisation and interoperability of datasets across regions and countries

New Release: Harmonisation and Interoperability of Datasets

Biodiversa+ is proud to present its report on data interoperability, a key step for harmonising biodiversity monitoring across Europe. Ensuring that data from different sources, methods and scales are compatible and comparable is one of the main challenges for biodiversity monitoring. Data interoperability is essential to enable cross-border collaboration and inform policy decisions. However, the…

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Science-Policy Forum on Knowledge and Capacity for implementing the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

Knowledge and capacity to facilitate the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework International community of biodiversity protection and restoration has entered a new phase with the introduction of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) following the COP 15 that took place in Montreal, Canada, in December 2022. Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership, contributes to…

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Launch of key collaboration between Biodiversa+ and Alternet!

Alternet is now officially a key collaborator of Biodiversa+! In February 2023, Biodiversa+ and Alternet officially became key collaborators! Our two initiatives join forces to strengthen the European science-policy/science-society interface and to foster capacity building for researchers from the biodiversity field.   Specifically, Biodiversa+ and Alternet collaborate on the development and organisation of the Alternet Summer…

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New publication – Mapping organisations funding and steering biodiversity monitoring

Biodiversa+ is pleased to present its mapping of national and sub-national organisations funding and steering biodiversity monitoring schemes!   This mapping covers 23 countries and shows that: In most countries, Ministries of Environment and/or Environmental Protection Agencies are the actors in charge of steering and governing biodiversity monitoring schemes In 2/3 of the studied countries,…

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Alternet Summer School – Registrations Open!

Biodiversity and Society: science, policy and transformative change Apply now and make the most of this year’s summer school on Biodiversity and Society: science, policy and transformative change, taking place from 30 August to 9 September 2023!   Biodiversa+ is pleased to co-organise this summer school and to make participation grants available to Biodiversa+ researchers! This…

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