Understanding biodiversity decline

Understanding biodiversity decline and addressing its main drivers through data- driven science, integrated multidisciplinary knowledge, new tools, models and scenarios, will support Europe’s policy needs and boost global biodiversity science.

Solutions for preventing and addressing the effect of direct drivers of biodiversity loss (land use change, overexploitation, climate change, invasive species, pollution) need to be further developed and made available to policy makers and practitioners, such as through the new Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity to be set up. For more impact on society and economic sectors, citizen science and crowdsourcing also require big data analysis, artificial intelligence, social sciences, communication and policy tools.