Transformative action of policy mixes, governance and digitalisation addressing biodiversity loss

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-5

In line with the European Green Deal priorities, in particular with the EU biodiversity strategy 2030 and the 2030 Climate Pact, successful proposals will develop knowledge and tools to understand the role of transformative change for biodiversity policy making, address the indirect drivers of biodiversity loss, and initiate, accelerate and upscale biodiversity-relevant transformative changes in our society

– Operational knowledge and understanding of transformative change
– Improved and innovative governance tools and policy mixes that can effectively initiate, accelerate and upscale such biodiversity-relevant transformative changes in our society
– Help understanding the impacts of and the opportunities offered by digital transformation, use of data and sensors, emerging technologies such as AI and robotics and social innovation on biodiversity
– Proposals should look at key indirect drivers of biodiversity loss
– Proposals should generate knowledge on how to tackle biodiversity loss linked to technological and social innovation, which includes digitalisation
– Proposals should produce case studies on what transformative change means in practice and a collection of good and failed examples of developing and implementing policy tools, best practices and instruments, and on impacts of digitalisation
– Proposals should develop methodologies to assess the impacts of their proposed solutions on policy and its decision making
– This topic should involve contributions from the social sciences and humanities disciplines, as well as social innovation
– The proposals should build their analysis upon the synergies of multiple Sustainable Development Goals
– Proposals should include specific tasks and allocate sufficient resources to develop joint deliverables

– Foresight on society well-being based on realistic assumptions on careful use of natural capital and analysis of the consequences in terms of economic growth

– Evaluation of feasibility and limits of decoupling economic activities from natural capital use

– Knowledge and understanding of the transformative changes needed to address the indirect drivers of biodiversity loss

– Operational knowledge available to, and used by policy-makers, on indirect drivers of biodiversity loss that are underpinned by societal values and behaviours, and on the transformative changes that are necessary to tackle these indirect drivers
– Improved and new systemic, sustainable policy mixes and governance approaches

– Methods and tools promoting win-win solutions for biodiversity and socio-economic objectives

– Approaches to facilitate the application of such methods and tools are identified and used, while factoring in societal and political processes

– A better understanding of the impacts on, risks and opportunities for biodiversity of digital transformation

– Identification and assessment of how system-level change affecting biodiversity through social innovation happens

– Testing active intervention by R&I policy and sector policies

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