Promoting and implementing joint programming at the international level to reinforce research on the development of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Basic Information


Current knowledge and conventional awareness-raising have largely proven insufficient to tackle the issue of biodiversity
and ecosystems degradation. In this context, scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services (ESS) can play a key role
both in informing policy makers and practitioners and raising awareness on biodiversity issues for the general public, as it
has been the case for climate change.
By networking 26 funding agencies from 23 countries from Europe and other continents, BiodivScen aims to promote and
support coordinated international research on scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It will strengthen research
and research programmes coordination with the ultimate aim to provide policy makers and other stakeholders with adequate
knowledge, tools and practical solutions to improve the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems.
The BiodivScen objectives are to:
- coordinate the research agendas of major European and interantional research funders to agree on shared research
priorities related to scenarios of biodiversity & ESS
- design and implement an ambitious joint call for research proposals focussed on the development of scenarios of
biodiversity & ESS

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
Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services two-stages 02/10/2017 01/12/2017

Submitted: 143


Submitted: 135


Successful: 21

Funded: 21