New European Science Service for Biodiversity to bring research-based options for policymaking

The EU is setting up a dedicated Science Service to provide decision makers with timely research-based options for policymaking on biodiversity. Biodiversity-rich ecosystems are essential for life. They provide food, health and medicines, materials, recreation, wellbeing and much more. Scientific evidence shows that ecosystem services are deteriorating rapidly and that biodiversity loss has accelerated despite the measures taken at EU and global level. The EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 sets out to put a halt to this, but its success depends on the effective implementation of science-based policies.

Once set up under Horizon Europe, this Science Service, scientific pillar of the Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity (KCBD), will offer support to all bodies involved in the implementation and governance of the EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030.

Making use of and complementing existing science-policy initiatives, the Science Service is meant to become the principal EU mechanism to support a dynamic dialogue between science and policy in order to systematically integrate research and innovation into EU biodiversity policymaking, implementation, monitoring and review through the KCBD.

More information at Science at the service of biodiversity.