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Biodiversity value in spatial policy and planning leveraging multi-level and transformative change

Objective

Despite international and European policies in place to halt biodiversity loss, the effect of multi-level, and multi-sector, direct and indirect drivers of change contribute to continuing negative trends. The BioValue proposal was designed upon the fact that persistent land use and land cover changes have a major effect on biodiversity loss; and on the assumption that a transformative change is needed on paradigms, goals and values shaping current spatial dynamics by a mix of sectoral policies. Such transformative change is in line with the IPBES (2020) report and the EU biodiversity strategy 2030 calling for co-responsible engagement of all relevant actors, in a whole-of-society approach to biodiversity. To address this call, we will explore the transformative potential of spatial planning, as the arena for action and the territorial expression of multi-level policies, strategic to invert current trends of biodiversity loss. The objective of BioValue is to safeguard and increase biodiversity by better articulating three instrumental perspectives - spatial planning, environmental assessment, and economic and financing instruments -, individually and in combined action. BioValue builds upon knowledge created by several EU projects, including a conceptual framework on transformative change to be adapted for analysing the potential of instruments and their interactions in local case-studies. Transformative potential lies in: a) focussing on key steps of the mitigation hierarchy (avoid, minimize and off-set) b) addressing indirect drivers, i.a. by guiding the operationalisation of the renewed EU finance strategy within spatial planning to avoid significant harm and to ensure redesign of potentially harmful projects in the design phase, and c) by providing better articulated instruments for mainstreaming biodiversity concerns into other sectors across different levels of governance.

Coordinator

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Net EU contribution
€ 605 587,50
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Portugal

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 351 750,00
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Lodi
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 406 312,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 504 550,00
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 397 532,50
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MUNICIPIO DE MAFRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 123 625,00
Address
Praca Do Municipio
2644-001 Mafra

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMUNE DI TRENTO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 123 625,00
Address
Belenzani 19
38122 Trento

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HAUCK JENNIFER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 123 625,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00