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What needs to be done to better integrate research and knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services from the global to the European level, and vice versa?

Member: Eszter Kelemen

Date: 11.01.2018

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There is a need to translate the outcomes of global science-policy processes on biodiversity and ecosystem services into action at the European scale and, vice versa, to ensure that European science-policy processes contribute to the global debate. At the global intergovernmental level, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (including based on SBSTTA recommendations) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem services (IPBES) have identified needs for more integrated knowledge, to organise processes on knowledge generation, to undertake research, and for investment in policy tools and capacity building. Similar recommendations emerge from European initiatives including EPBRS and BiodivERsA.

To our knowledge, however, no strategic analysis has been made to understand:

  • How global processes and outcomes dedicated on research and knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services (e.g. from the SDGs, CBD, IPBES or IPCC), could concretely be translated into European research and innovation policy (Horizon 2020 and FP9);
  • How best European research and innovation policy processes and deliveries (projects, knowledge, scientific capacity) could strategically feed into global processes.

To scope current knowledge on the inter-linkages between relevant global processes (e.g. SDGs, CBD, IPBES, IPCC etc.) and European research policy funded projects, and knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services, we would like to invite you to answer the following questions:

  • Do you know any strategic analysis (projects, papers, reports, grey literature) on the inter-linkages (going both ways) between relevant global processes and European funded research, knowledge and/or policy recommendations or developments?
  • Could you share your experiences on any processes that you know of/have contributed to that have tried to better integrate research, knowledge, or policy recommendations on biodiversity and ecosystem services from the European to the global level, and vice versa? These can be successful or unsuccessful processes – we can learn from both!
  • Do you have any suggestions on how to better integrate research, knowledge, policy redommendations on biodiversity and ecosystem services from the European to the global level, and vice versa?

We encourage contributions of knowledge by 12th February 2018. To read more about this call and the request process, please refer to the Call for Knowledge (CfK 2/2018) on our Open Calls page or check the attached pdf document.


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Last edited: 24.01.2018 08:32 (GMT) - by Eszter Kelemen

Member: Bruce Boyes

Date: 20.02.2018 19:31 (GMT)

While in an Australian rather than European context, this article discussing how I effectively applied the precautionary principle to biodiversity conservation in a watershed may offer some useful ideas. http://bruceboyes.info/2014/01/precautionary-principle-biodiversity-conservation/

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