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June 2021

Welcome to the new Expert Working Group on mitigation hierarchy

The Call for Experts resulted in 32 excellent applications received. A selection committee composed of 6 members has been put in place to score all applications and proceeded to the selection. We are really pleased to announce that 11 applicants from 8 nationalities have accepted the invitation to answer together this key policy-relevant question. The Kickoff meeting took place on June 21st, and the Eklipse team is looking forward to working with the new EWG´s members.

May 2021

Biodiversity in post-covid cross-sectoral challenges ” – An Eklipse and JRC- Knowledge Center for Biodiversity co-organized event

A European Union H2020 funded project, Eklipse was granted additional funding under the H2020 Green Deal Call, as part of the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to organise a workshop and answer the need for evidence that will come out of it.

The workshop taking place today May 31st 2021 from 09:30 to 16:30, gathers policy makers from various EU Institutions, to invite them to take a reflective journey in two steps implementing an innovative process to work across silos on common knowledge and evidence needs.

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April 2021

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.

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Focus on a request  – Biodiversity and the Common Agricultural Policy

The  Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) offers a crucial opportunity for the European Union to effectively intervene for biodiversity and deliver general societal benefits. An Eklipse Working Group (EWG) has developed a number of recommendations for improving the uptake of measures supporting biodiversity (and associated ecosystem services), built on all of the evidence and knowledge available. To learn more about this request put forward to Eklipse by IUCN and the Swedish Board of Agriculture, consult the request´s webpage, read the outputs (report, article…) or listen to our podcast.

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March 2021

Focus on a request  – Impact evaluation framework for Nature Based Solutions

The report written by the Eklipse Working Group had the aim to be used as a reference document by members of European projects with interest in Nature Based Solutions (NBS) in urban areas and practitioners seeking to compare the effectiveness of NBS design, implementation and evaluation. This report intends not to define NBS, but rather provide examples of indicators and methods for assessing impacts of NBS that may be applied in a range of different ways across urban areas in Europe. Read the report, the policy brief or listen to our podcast about Nature-Based Solutions in urban areas.

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February 2021

Focus on a request – Restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services

The report written by the Eklipse Working Group has identified key barriers and defined enabling factors to increase restoration effectiveness in Europe. If you want to learn more about this subject, consult the outcomes of the request, read the last published article or listen to our new podcast.

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Welcome to the new Expert Working Group on macroalgae culture

The Call for Experts resulted in 29 excellent applications received. A selection committee composed of 6 members has been put in place to score all applications and proceeded to the selection. We are really pleased to announce that 14 applicants from 10 nationalities have accepted the invitation to answer together this key policy relevant question. The Kickoff meeting will take place on February 22nd and the Eklipse team is looking forward to working with the new EWG´s members.

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January 2021

Eklipse will soon have a new Expert Working Group on Macroalgae culture

The Call for Experts resulted in 29 excellent applications received. A selection committee composed of 6 members has been put in place to score all applications and will communicate the results of the selection process this week (week starting 25th). Many thanks to all applicants for their interest in being an active member of the Expert Working Group!

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Welcome to the new Expert Working Group on macroalgae culture

The Call for Experts resulted in 29 excellent applications received. A selection committee composed of 6 members has been put in place to score all applications and proceeded to the selection. We are really pleased to announce that 14 applicants from 10 nationalities have accepted the invitation to answer together this key policy relevant question. The Kickoff meeting will take place on February 22nd and the Eklipse team is looking forward to working with the new EWG´s members.

Discover our new EWG

December 2020

Eklipse spreads its wings as the science-policy-society interface for biodiversity in Europe

Together with the whole Eklipse community, we have achieved our aim of developing a robust and trust-worthy science-policy-society process. From the 1st December we are handing this mechanism over to the broader community, with Eklipse management under the Alternet umbrella to ensure that Eklipse continues to support decision making on biodiversity in Europe in the long-term.

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Eklipse´s new report on Transformative Change

The report from the Eklipse EWG on Transformative Change (TC) identifies how TC can be made more tangible, what can be done in practice to enable action on the ground, and how transformative change can be leveraged at the level of global governance.

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