This article was originally published on Centre of Ecology & Hydrology.


“Experts from the Centre of Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) are playing a key role in a major EU-funded project to provide policy makers with the information needed to make decisions on conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services and solve environmental problems across Europe.

Logo for EKLIPSE projectCEH scientists are coordinating the EKLIPSE project which consists of a consortium of international scientists who invite policy-makers to put in requests that answer their information needs.

The European Commission-funded project works by sending out ‘calls for expertise’ to scientists and other knowledge holders who then share their knowledge to help inform Europe’s policy-makers on environmental challenges.

EKLIPSE has now reached a landmark in its four-year cycle by producing its first report, published by CEH. It outlines an impact evaluation framework to assess how nature-based solutions can best address ten key environmental challenges, including:

  • Climate mitigation and adaptation
  • Water management
  • Air quality
  • Coastal resilience
  • Green space management, including enhancing/conserving urban biodiversity
  • Urban regeneration and public health and wellbeing…”

Read on at: Centre of Ecology & Hydrology.