A major objective of EKLIPSE is to enable policy-makers and other societal actors to make use of existing studies by synthesising available knowledge as part of our request process. Read more about the process of synthesising available knowledge here.
The 2nd call for requests ‘EKLIPSE invites knowledge requests from consortia representing policy, research, NGOs; or individual applications from policy or other societal actors’ resulted in the following new calls for knowledge synthesis processes which are currently going through scoping:
• How are European energy policies affecting biodiversity and ecosystem services in countries globally?
• Collect evidence on combined impacts which are reinforcing and further exacerbating the overall impact; eg invasive species impact under changing climate or impact of several invasive species or chemical impact under changing climate etc …;
The 1st call for requests ‘Policy and other societal actors are invited to identify topics or evidence needs relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services’ led to the following knowledge synthesis processes which are already underway:
• Understanding farmer uptake: what measures are most promising to deliver on supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services in the next round of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)?
• Which types and components of urban and peri-urban blue/green spaces have a significant impact on human mental health and mental wellbeing?
The first knowledge synthesis process started in 2016 addressing the topic of nature-based solutions (NBS) and aimed to improved its evidence-base: "Which criteria should be addressed in NBS demonstration projects to identify, detect and measure multiple benefits, disservices, trade-offs, synergies, and foreseen (but not yet demonstrated) impacts of NBS for climate resilience in urban ecosystems?" The request was put forward by DG RTD, and aimed to inform future NBS-related projects in Horizon2020.
You can find further information on the request under 'Past activities'.