The SMILES Action focuses on establishing a network of researchers and practitioners working on ecosystem services, land use change, natural capital assessment, nature-based solutions and governance within small and medium islands within Europe and its overseas territories. We look for early career investigators that are interested in joining this action, as well as people with expertise in marine ecosystem services and governance. Participants will be invited to contribute to collaborative research on island natural capital, ecosystem services, nature-based solutions and climate resilience, and benefit from the possibility of receiving travel funds dedicated to short term scientific missions. For more information see the website.
The second external review of the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment) is open from 20 November 2023 to 14 January 2024 (8 weeks).
The second external review, which focuses on the second draft of the chapters and the first draft of the summary for policymakers of the assessment, is one of the most important phases in the IPBES assessment process. The second external review is addressed to Governments and interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision makers, practitioners and other knowledge holders. [Read more…] about Second external review of the IPBES nexus assessment
The BIOTRAILS Learning Platform has been developed as part of the BIOTRAILS Horizon Europe project which explores pathways towards transformative change for biodiversity. The learning platform acts as an online community and social learning space aiming to help support the fruitful collaboration and learning on challenges and opportunities for transformative change and the climate-biodiversity-society nexus within four value chains (for cocoa, aquaculture, gold and handicrafts) and beyond, through the project’s “Learning and Action Alliances” or LAAs. By joining the trans-project LAA, you will have the chance to: [Read more…] about BIOTRAILS Learning Platform
Are you passionate about your work to integrate biodiversity and lessons from nature into all layers of society? Do you have a project using nature to change your living environment? Or are you using biodiversity and ecosystem indicators in your business process? Let us know! We are looking for initiatives that challenge the status quo. E.g. by altering decision-making processes in the public or private sector, changing market dynamics or conditions, redefining our understanding of human-nature interactions. In other words; initiatives that are (potential) ‘seeds’ of transformative change.
Help us in this challenging quest for seeds of change by filling out this survey. [Read more…] about Call for input: Identifying seeds of change
We are a group of researchers based in Europe and Latin America and we are currently conducting research on pathways towards lower deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon forest.
The survey is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and takes about 5 minutes to complete.
We are planning to use the answers to the survey in a publication. In case you have any comments or questions regarding the survey or the publication, then do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected].