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PLANET4B project

Better decisions for biodiversity and people

We rely on biodiversity for our very existence – it provides us with the basic ecosystem services that allow us to survive and thrive. Yet human lives and the biosphere itself are under threat due to the loss of biodiversity occurring at a massive scale, and at an accelerating pace. Despite the mounting scientific evidence on the importance of biodiversity, it still takes a back seat to political and other agendas. How can we change this alarming situation? How can we make better decisions for biodiversity and people on individual and institutional level?

PLANET4B project

Better decisions for biodiversity and people

We rely on biodiversity for our very existence – it provides us with the basic ecosystem services that allow us to survive and thrive. Yet human lives and the biosphere itself are under threat due to the loss of biodiversity occurring at a massive scale, and at an accelerating pace. Despite the mounting scientific evidence on the importance of biodiversity, it still takes a back seat to political and other agendas. How can we change this alarming situation? How can we make better decisions for biodiversity and people on individiual and institutional level?

Latest news

  • Follow us on YouTube!

    2024.07.11.

    Welcome to the PLANET4B YouTube Channel! Get to know the project with our newly launched YouTube channel, where we bring you insightful interviews with our project partners. Discover their innovative work, learn about the crucial role of biodiversity, and explore creative methods used in the PLANET4B case studies. Whether you're a science enthusiast or just curious, there's something here for everyone.   Subscribe now and join us on this exciting journey of knowledge and discovery!    

  • Engaged science: changing mindsets with research intervention method sets

    2024.06.18.

    PLANET4B seeks to understand how a range of social and cultural factors come to shape people’s attitudes towards biodiversity and nature, inspire new ways of working and living and contribute to enhanced policy agendas through the very process of undertaking research, as well as through the resulting research outputs. The project is centred around the development and application of three complimentary sets of research intervention methods explored within 11 case studies. The recently published research document Report on pre-test and [...]

  • Common language and working method – the key to successful research

    2024.06.11.

    The success of any research is based on well-defined theories and on the accurate methodology used by the researchers. But working on transdisciplanry researches can be a special challange. The aim of the joint working methodology is to understand each other’s knowledge base, mindset and expectations, so that project partners (academics, practice partners and societal stakeholders) can work effectively on common research topics. To address this challenge, social science theories and methodologies applied in the project were debated in a workshop to explore their [...]