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BIODIVERSITY AND TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE FOR PLURAL AND NATURE-POSITIVE SOCIETIES

Objective

BIOTraCes develops knowledge, tools and novel approaches that enable transformative changes (TC), necessary for achieving a nature positive society. We aim to contribute to more inclusive, effective and just public policies, local strategies and corporate concerns on biodiversity aligned with the European Green Deal and SDGs.
To this end, we will engage with diverse stakeholder networks around 9 transformative biodiversity innovations in high-impact sectors - agriculture & food, forestry, water, and urbanisation. These local case studies across Europe will help understand in context how plural and often marginalized values, identities (intersectionality), and knowledge systems, concerning living with and caring for nature, can shape behaviour. The case studies will create a portfolio of good and failed examples by discerning power lock-ins, leverage opportunities and enabling actors, and by testing co-produced interventions. Also, we will analyse indirect drivers of biodiversity loss: structural factors and lock-ins that constitute barriers to sustainable decisions and behaviour. A Theory of Transformative Change (ToTC) will synthesise our findings, showing steps on the path to biodiversity recovery and informing public and private strategies and approaches for initiating, accelerating and (up)scaling TC.
BIOTraCes’ originality is threefold: 1) An approach of transdisciplinary collaboration, based on action research, co-production and co-learning. 2) Operationalising in research and action principles of pluralising (acknowledging variety in values), empowering (enhancing agency of marginalised groups), politicising (unveiling the political dimension of obstacles towards TC) and embedding (bringing TC into the economy, social practices and policy). 3) A focus on achieving impact through a ToTC approach, which led us to establish an Influencer & Stakeholder Board. Close alliance with the science-policy interfaces and interproject collaboration suit our vision well.

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Net EU contribution
€ 954 125,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 638 790,00
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 356 962,50
Address
Colegio S Jeronimo Praca D Dinis
3000 995 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 196 787,50
Address
Karolina Ut 29
1113 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION BC3 BASQUE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - KLIMA ALDAKETA IKERGAI
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 459 415,00
Address
Edificio 1 Planta 1 Parque Cientifico De Upv/ehu Barrio Sarriena
48940 Leioa

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MYKOLO ROMERIO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 370 525,00
Address
Ateities G 20
08303 Vilnius

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Region
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 406 768,75
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

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Region
Isole Sicilia Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 546 000,00
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 266 000,00
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca

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Region
Macroregiunea Unu Nord-Vest Cluj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 365 500,00
Address
Lindenstrasse 87
26123 Oldenburg

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Region
Niedersachsen Weser-Ems Oldenburg (Oldenburg), Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 59 778,75
Address
Casa De La Dehesa De Olarizu
01006 Vitoria Gasteiz

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Araba/Álava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00