Promoting and implementing joint programming to reinforce transnational research at the crossroad between biodiversity and climate change

Basic Information


The biodiversity-climate change interaction is strong, bi-directional, and often positive (actions in favour of one are also beneficial to the other). While the main drivers of biodiversity loss are habitat degradation, the syndrome of factors directly & indirectly associated with climate change is the dominant threat to biodiversity. It is therefore imperative to understand with sufficient detail and confidence the interactions between biodiversity & climate change so they can be incorporated into decision-support models & tools. By networking 33 funding agencies from 22 countries from Europe & other continents, BiodivCim aims to promote coordinated international research on biodiversity & climate change in all environments, incl. agricultural areas. It will strengthen research & research
programmes coordination with the ultimate aim to provide policy makers & other stakeholders with adequate knowledge, tools & practical solutions to improve the conservation & sustainable use of biodiversity & ecosystems under a changing climate. The BiodivClim objectives are to: -Coordinate the research agendas of major European & international research funders to agree on shared research priorities related to biodiversity & climate change - Reinforce collaboration with other relevant initiatives in the field to increase synergies & avoid fragmentation -Design & implement two joint calls for research proposals in this field (incl. one co-funded) -Promote research collaboration across national borders & disciplines in order to build capacity, exchange best practices & have a lasting effect on the
international research community & landscape -Support dialogue & collaboration between academia & stakeholders, and stakeholder engagement in research projects in order to increase the impact of research on policy & practice - Ease rapid & efficient uptake of funded research results by the IPBES & IPCC for their future assessments, & by other relevant initiatives -Reinforce data open access

H2020 Societal Challenges

H2020-SC5 (Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials)

Research fields covered by the network

  • Environment

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
2019-2020 Joint Call two-stages 02/09/2019 05/11/2019

Submitted: 231


Submitted: 82


Successful: 21

Funded: 21