The goal of the EKLIPSE mechanism is to bring scientists, policy-makers and others together to ensure that decisions that affect the environment are made with the best available knowledge. This is a long-term goal, not one limited to the life of the four year EKLIPSE project. We therefore aim to create a mechanism that will be sustained after the EKLIPSE project is finished. This self-sustaining mechanism will be created and developed during the project. To ensure the mechanism's sustainability we will work with the wider community in developing a business plan. Our vision is to create and flexible, durable but innovative, challenging but ethical mechanism for evidence-informed decision-making affecting biodiversity and ecosystem services. Once established, the self-sustaining mechanism will be handed over to the wider community of institutions, knowledge holders and stakeholders.