The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA are pleased to announce the launch of their joint call on the following theme: Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The aim of this call is to promote innovative research for more informed decision-making by developing scenarios of biodiversity change and its associated ecosystem services, resulting from the complex interaction of socio-economic and global environmental trends.
The following countries have expressed a preliminary interest to participate to the call: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (State of Sao Paulo), Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States.
The updated list of countries participating in the call is published on the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA websites.
Scientific teams are invited to form transnational research consortia with teams from minimum 3 countries participating in the call. It is expected that the international added value of the projects will be clearly demonstrated. Proposals have to be exclusively written in English.
Each funding agency will finance its national teams, therefore candidates will have to respect the eligibility rules of their respective agencies. In addition, the pre-registration step and the completion of the full application must be completed through the Belmont Forum website.
BiodivERsA is a network of 32 public research funding organisations from 21 European countries supporting scientific research in the field of biodiversity (www.biodiversa.org). The network is funded as an ERA-NET Co-fund project under the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. BiodivERsA Partners aim to develop a durable collaboration in research funding policy and practice, thereby creating added value in high quality biodiversity research across national boundaries. One objective of BiodivERsA is to organise a Pan-European research programme for research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions (http://www.biodiversa.org/968).
About the Belmont Forum
The Belmont Forum is a group of the world's major and emerging funders of global environmental change research, with 20 funding organisations in 18 countries (http://www.belmontforum.org). It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilizing international resources. It pursues the goals set in the Belmont Challenge by adding value to existing national investments and supporting international partnerships in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific endeavours