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A strategic agenda to align European R&D with global urban challenges

21 February 2019

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe has updated its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The agenda will guide the activities and research priorities in the programme until 2026.

The JPI Urban Europe is an intergovernmental and strategic partnership of...


1st Report on Pollination, Pollinators and Food Production in Brazil Published

7 February 2019

The Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has published its 1st Report on Pollination, Pollinators and Food Production in Brazil. The report has been produced in partnership with Plant-Pollinators Brazilian Network (REBIPP) and is inspired by and structured along the lines of...


EKLIPSE Call for Experts

31 January 2019

EKLIPSE is inviting experts to join an expert working group to support the negotiators from the EU and its Member States to provide relevant comment on the IPBES Global assessment Summary for Policy-Makers (SPM).

In May 2019, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem...


Consultation on IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

29 January 2019

A public consultation on IUCN’s Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions is now open.

This standard aims to create a common understanding and consensus on what constitutes a good nature-based solutions. It is intended to be a simple yet robust hands-on tool that informs the planning,...


Environmental issues high on the agenda at The World Economic Forum

24 January 2019

The World Economic Forum, the annual meeting of business and political leaders in Davos, has seen celebrities, experts, business leaders and ordinary people call for action on environmental issues.

Broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough, interviewed by Prince William,...


Report: Integrating natural capital in risk assessments

17 January 2019

A new step-by-step guide from Natural Capital Finance Alliance will help financial institutions conduct a rapid natural capital risk assessment. The guide has already been piloted by five banks, including First Rand in South Africa who said it “enabled us to look at our portfolio in a new way...


Oppla members' thoughts for 2019

17 January 2019

In our weekly newsletter, Outline, we asked Oppla members: ‘What are you excited about in 2019?’ We’re delighted to be able to share some of our members' plans and initiatives for the upcoming year:

Marie Fischborn, IUCN PANORAMA Coordinator

I am sure 2019 will be another...


BiodivERsA guide on policy relevance of research published

10 January 2019

BiodivERsA has published a new guide for scientists and researchers. The guide aims to help researchers increase the quality of their research proposals in terms of policy relevance. In addition, the guide will likely be helpful in the context of calls for research proposals in other fields...


Local authorities from all over the world commit to Action for Biodiversity

14 December 2018

Following the 6th Global Biodiversity Summit of Local and Subnational Governments , local authorities from all over the world have committed to implementing actions to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity .

The Sharm El-Sheikh Communiqué for...


First Nature-Based Solutions Cooperation Manifesto launched

14 December 2018

Nature-based solutions projects, funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, have launched and signed the Nature-Based Solutions Cooperation Manifesto.

The manifesto aims to guide the adoption of nature-based solutions by other cities and...


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