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Biodiversity is essential for life and human well-being and its loss is recognised as one of the main global risks that we are facing. The increasing interest at the European and international level for mainstreaming biodiversity with transport infrastructure reflects the growing challenges to be faced with simultaneously the increasing demand for mobility and the need to halt biodiversity loss.
To achieve this goal and promote restoration of the ecosystems and its services to society the EU has launched two Strategies: the EU Strategy on Green Infrastructure and the EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030 which makes part of the European Green Deal. We identify opportunities and synergies to contribute towards achieving the goals of these Strategies by mainstreaming biodiversity on transportation infrastructure.
The EU Strategy on Green Infrastructure (COM/2013/0249) promotes the deployment of green infrastructure across Europe. This can also help enhance the health and wellbeing of EU citizens, provide jobs, and boost our economy.
The EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030 (COM/2020/380) is a core part of the European Green Deal. It is a long-term plan to protect nature and reverse the degradation of ecosystems. The strategy aims to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030 and contains specific actions and commitments that could be developed across transport infrastructure development and operation.
To face this challenge, the BISON project will contribute to put spur further solutions for policy, innovation and research that can simultaneously benefit mobility policy targets and biodiversity. The BISON project identifies opportunities and synergies to contribute towards achieving the goals of Horizon Europe, Connecting Europe Facility and the EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030 by mainstreaming biodiversity on transportation infrastructure.
With your contributions, the following questionnaire will be a fundamental basis to feed next steps and and engage reflexions within the BISON project. Thank you for the time that you will give to fulfill it.
- BISON glossary
- European Green Deal
- Connecting Europe Facility
- EU Strategy on Green Infrastructure (COM/2013/0249)
- Trans-European Network for Green Infrastructure in Europe – TEN-G
- EU Strategy on Green Infrastructure
- EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030
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