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BiodivERsA / Belmont Forum’s Handbook on the use of biodiversity scenarios in support of decision-making

BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum, in the framework of their Joint Action on Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services, produced a Handbook on the use of biodiversity scenarios in support of decision-making.

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This handbook is intended for any individual interested to learn about biodiversity scenarios, and in particular participatory scenario design and the use of biodiversity scenarios in decision-making. It builds on a variety of sources (literature, expert and non-expert consultations, interviews) to provide a general understanding of scenarios of biodiversity, concrete examples of their use, and a directory of relevant resources to go further on the topic. By reading this handbook, you will learn about: * Different types of scenarios that relate to decision-making; * Key features, pitfalls, and best practices in developing and using scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services; * Illustrative examples, case studies, and lessons learned on participatory biodiversity scenarios and their use, drawn from research projects funded by BiodivERsA, Belmont Forum, and others; * Further reading, tools and resources on the topic of (biodiversity) scenarios. More information: Complete Handbook is available here: Directory of resources on biodiversity scenarios: On the joint call 2017-2018:


Biodiversity, ecosystem services, biodiversity scenarios, stakeholder engagement, science policy, policy / society, BiodivERsA, Belmont Forum