Cluster Projects

The project partners will continuously collaborate to create synergies and cooperate with other projects and initiatives of interest that might provide significant leveraging effect, including Horizon Europe activities such as the European Partnerships and Missions. In particular, collaboration will be established with the projects funded under the “transformative change” call topics to build a research and innovation cluster aiming to maximise the impact and exploitation of results of the projects, and facilitate feedback to policy.

Transformative pathways for synergizing just biodiversity and climate actions

This project draws on diverse contexts in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and Latin America, to engage with those who affect and are affected by trade regimes and associated ‘greening’ mechanisms. TRANSPATH delivers a suite of Transformative Pathways with a Toolbox of Transformative Interventions for triggering and enabling these pathways. To implement these, TRANSPATH develops a multi-scalar network of activated agents of change, and build capacity and willingness among their actor networks to collectively move forward on transformative pathways.

Transformative Change for biodiversity & Equity

Create co-generate knowledge, tools and stakeholder engagement on transformative change pathways of telecoupled agro-food systems to enhance biodiversity and equity outcomes. Scenarios and modelling of EU agrofood systems transformations, will be complemented by analysis of EU governance, trade, legal, consumer, collective action and sustainable finance levers and social innovations.

Co-produced transformative knowledge to accelerate change for biodiversity

Case study-based development of solutions for biodiversity protection and conservation in international trade. Assessing the nexus of extraction, production, consumption, trade and behaviour patterns and of climate change action on biodiversity in the context of transformative change.

Nexus framework for biodiversity-relevant transformative change

This project will use Participatory Systems Dynamics Modelling to take into account the complex interrelations between the indirect drivers of change in four value chains of traded products. BIOTRAILS will set up Learning and Action Alliances: groups of organisations and individuals with a common interest to address the multiple challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and people’s good quality of life, across different spatial and administrative scales and stages of global value chains. Methods will be used to trace the environmental pressures arising from extraction / production, trade, and consumption activities, and behaviour patterns along global supply chains in the target sectors.

FoSTA Health
Food Systems Transformation in Southern Africa for One Health

Implications of different food system transformations in southern on human, animal and environmental health. Central focus on asking critical questions about equity, participation and plurality in visioning and governing transformation. We are also planning to have an element of formative accompanying research, essentially critical self reflection on power and participation within the project itself (particularly in aspects of the project such as our participatory modelling).

Biodiversity and trade: mitigating the impacts of non-food biomass global supply chains

Quantify impacts of the trade in raw and processed biomass on ecosystems, for offering new leverage points for biodiversity conservation, along supply chains, to reduce leakage effects.

Biodiversity value in spatial policy and planning leveraging multi-level and
transformative change

It explores the transformative potential of spatial planning, as the arena for action and the territorial expression of multilevel policies, strategic to invert current trends of biodiversity loss. The objective of BioValue is to safeguard and increase biodiversity by better articulating three instrumental perspectives – spatial planning, environmental assessment, and economic and financing instruments-, individually and in combined action.

Biodiversity, water, food, energy, transport, climate and health nexus in the context of transformative change

It is a research and innovation project that joins the fight for nature and biodiversity. BIONEXT produces new evidence to better understand biodiversity loss and demonstrates how biodiversity underpins every aspect of life; the water we drink, the food we eat, and our health. To secure and protect these values, the project demands transformative change: BIONEXT’s goal is a sustainable society, where links between biodiversity, water, food, energy, transport, climate, and health are acknowledged and nature and biodiversity are a part of everyday choices and policymaking. BIONEXT creates and offers science-based solutions and tools for reversing biodiversity loss and achieving regenerative, nature-centered futures and societies.

Biodiversity and transformative change for pluaral and nature-positive societies

Our researchers will develop knowledge, tools and novel approaches towards a society in harmony with nature. This will help to boost biodiversity across Europe. We aim at tackling public policies, local and corporate strategies to be more inclusive and just. Thus, BIOTraCes is in line with the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Understanding Plural values, intersectionality, Leverage points, Attitudes,
Norms, behaviour and social lEarning in Transformation for Biodiversity
decision making

The EU-funded PLANET4B project will promote awareness concerning the diverse perceptions of biodiversity and its communication to understand behaviours and motivations related to biodiversity prioritisation. The project will explore current multidisciplinary behaviour theories proposed for biodiversity decision-making and reconsider factors such as gender, religion, ethnicity, race, age, culture and disability to understand how they can potentially impact biodiversity perception and decision-making.

Strengthening Understanding and Strategies of business To Assess and Integrate Nature

The Strengthening Understanding and Strategies of Business to Assess and Integrate Nature (SUSTAIN) project will provide businesses, financial institutions, and regulatory bodies with the knowledge and resources to better understand, assess, and monitor the dependencies and impacts on nature from activities across different sectors of the economy.

Related projects

Global interlinkages in food trade systems

The GIFTS project examines the land use spillovers and greenhouse (GHG) emissions from future food demand scenarios by considering trade-mediated teleconnections between food consumption, agricultural expansion, and climate change. GIFTS builds on a physical Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) model developed by the host institution – the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) –, with an unparalleled number of agri-food products.