Get ready for the upcoming Biodiversa+ Call on “Nature-based solutions for biodiversity, human well-being and transformative change – BiodivNBS”

Biodiversa+, the European Biodiversity Partnership under Horizon Europe, is pleased to announce that it will soon launch a new transnational joint research call on Nature-Based Solutions for biodiversity, human well-being and transformative change (referred to as BiodivNBS).

The call is planned to be officially launched on 11 September 2023. 

This call will aim at supporting research on biodiversity to gain a better understanding of the tipping points and trade-offs and underlying mechanisms affecting Nature-Based solutions, and their successful implementation with respect to the benefits for nature, human well-being and societal transformation.

To do so, it will cover the following three non-exclusive research themes:

  1. Synergies and trade-offs of Nature-Based solutions in the context of human well-being
  2. Nature-Based solutions mitigating anthropogenic drivers of biodiversity loss
  3. The contribution of Nature-Based solutions for just transformative change

The call will cover transnational, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and cross-sectoral research on Nature-Based solutions in all parts of the world. All realms (i.e. terrestrial, marine, coastal, and freshwater) will be eligible.

To be eligible, research consortia will have to include teams from a minimum of 3 countries financially participating in the Call, including at least 2 from EU Member States or EU Associated Countries. Note that not all EU Member States or Associated Countries will financially participate in this call. 

At this stage, a global budget of over 40 million euros has been provisionally reserved by 34 countries together with the European Commission. The countries which have expressed a preliminary interest in participating in the Call are:

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada (Québec), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Tunisia, and Turkey.

The updated list of potential participating countries will be published on the Biodiversa+ website.

Looking for a partner or a project to join? Use the Biodiversa+ Partner Search Tool available here