Type of Structure: program
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: DIVERSITAS
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2005 to 2014 COMPLETED
Contact Address: Ms. Rebecka Henriksson
assistant officer
bioSUSTAINABILITY secretariat
Stockholm University
SE-10691 Stockholm

holding an official function in bioSUSTAINABILITY

General information and objectives

Developing new knowledge to guide policy and decision making that support sustainable use of biodiversity; evaluating the effectiveness of current conservation measures; studying the social, political and economic drivers of biodiversity loss, as well as social choice and decision making.

In order to encourage more sustainable use of biodiversity, bioSUSTAINABILITY develops new knowledge to guide policy and decision-making. To achieve this, activities and initiatives are directed toward establishing a more complete understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects involved.

Building on initiatives to measure and describe biodiversity (bioDISCOVERY) and to better understand the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (ecoSERVICES), bioSUSTAINABILITY ultimately seeks to determine how humans can be motivated to conserve biodiversity and to use it in sustainable ways.

Addressing these issues will require integration of the best basic and applied research in the ecological, environmental and social sciences. A major goal of bioSUSTAINABILITY is to establish a community of like-minded researchers from across these disciplines in order to develop effective solutions to these problems.
Main Objectives:

    Focus 1. Evaluating the effectiveness of current measures for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
    Focus 2. Social, political and economic drivers of biodiversity loss
    Focus 3. Social choice and decision making about the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

For further details, link to the bioSUSTAINABILITY Home Page

Last update: 11/19/14
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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