Bridging the gap between policy and knowledge on biodiversity in Europe

Call for Experts on the Mitigation Hierarchy – Extended –

Are you an expert in environmental impact and ecosystem services assessments, governance and/or biodiversity policy with particular experience in the mitigation hierarchy? Apply until May 12th 2021


Eklipse was created in 2016 to help governments, institutions, businesses and NGOs make better-informed decisions when it comes to biodiversity in Europe. A European Union funded project until November 2020, it is now managed by Alternet, the European Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Eklipse has already answered requests on a vast range of topics, by synthesizing the best available knowledge from scientists and other knowledge holders.


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Impacts of Green & Blue spaces on Mental Health

Two new reports now out

We are glad to release two reports from an Eklipse Expert Working Group on Mental Health and Urban Green & Blue spaces. Based on two systematic reviews, these reports identify and explore the beneficial effects of green and blue areas on human mental health and well-being. They highlight the importance of these spaces’ type and characteristics, and the need for more, targeted research on their effects.

Focus on a request  –

Environmental regulation, business and biodiversity

Despite the growing recognition of businesses’ dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services, practical approaches to understanding and managing their needs/impacts across supply chains are lacking. An Eklipse Working Group (EWG) has developed recommendations that emphasise the need for SMEs (farmers/producers) to be accompanied by support mechanisms that aim to improve their impacts on biodiversity. To learn more about this request put forward to Eklipse by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), consult the request´s webpage, read the outputs (report, article…) or listen to our podcast.

Discover our podcast !

Eklipse offers you the opportunity to explore its values and past requests by listening to enlightening conversations with experts, sharing their knowledge with us. Visit our podcast webpage and learn more about Eklipse added values (first episode), Transformative change for sustainability (Second episode), Pollinator conservation measures (Third episode) , Restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services (Fourth episode) and Nature Based Solutions for urban areas (Fifth episode), Biodiversity and the Common Agricultural Policy (Sixth episode).

– New episode out –  Environmental regulation, business and biodiversity

We answered

their requests

At Eklipse, we have a unique, innovative process enabling us to synthesise the best available knowledge to support decision makers.

Marie VandewalleHead of Eklipse Management Body, Alternet's Science Policy Officer

We have built Eklipse around strong values of independence, transparency and inclusiveness.

Juliette YoungAlternet's Science Policy Officer, Eklipse's former coordinator