The Biodiversa+ Science-Policy Forum held in Tallinn on April 16, 2024, aimed to assess the current status of biodiversity monitoring at various scales and foster dialogue between knowledge providers and policymakers.

The recently adopted Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (KMGBF) calls for a global effort to conserve and restore our planet’s ecosystems. To effectively track progress, the Biodiversa+ Science-Policy Forum focused on defining the current state of biodiversity monitoring across different scales, from global to regional. It provided a platform for dialogue between knowledge holders/providers and policy communities on “how to strengthen and harmonise biodiversity monitoring across scales in support of the Global Biodiversity Framework”.

Multiple stakeholders from various institutions came together to share thier expertise and challenges, addressed in the following panel discussions. Ian McCallum from NODES presented the EuropaBON Biodiversity Observation Coordination Centre (EBOCC), designed to streamline data collection, modelling, and knowledge-building for consistent reporting on European biodiversity trends. More will be shared about the EBOCC at the EuropaBON final stakeholder conference.

Learn more about the Biodiversa+ Science-Policy Forum and watch the recording of the event on the official website.


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