EKLIPSE aims to bring stakeholders together to ensure that decisions that affect the environment are made with the best available knowledge.

How will this happen?

Project partners in EKLIPSE create and develop a self-sustaining mechanism that will continue after the project is finished. To ensure the mechanism’s sustainability, we work with the wider community in developing a business plan.

Our vision is to create a flexible, durable but innovative, challenging but ethical mechanism for evidence-informed decision-making affecting biodiversity and ecosystem services. Once established, the self-sustaining mechanism will be handed over to the wider community of institutions, knowledge holders, and stakeholders.



The main activities of EKLIPSE include:

Synthesizing available knowledge

EKLIPSE facilitates knowledge compilation in response to questions from decision-makers on biodiversity and ecosystem services that require in-depth collection, analysis, and synthesis of existing knowledge from science and other sources of knowledge.

Jointly identifying research needs

EKLIPSE improves the integration of emerging issues into policy development and research funding related to, or impacting on, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Building the network of networks

EKLIPSE is building a virtual community of people and institutions that are willing and committed to work with colleagues to make sure their collective knowledge and values on biodiversity and ecosystem services are used to support decisions that impact our environment and our well-being.

Science for everyone

EKLIPSE encourages citizen engagement and societal debate with policy and research on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Who’s responsible for it?

György Pataki

Éva Bánsági



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Towards resilient European forests

Building the ForestWard Observatory, a pan-European monitoring and evaluation tool, to demonstrate climate change impacts on forests and to guide decision-making for better forest management.


Better decisions for biodiversity and people

Understand and influence decision-making affecting biodiversity.


Nature-based solutions for more inclusive and resilient communities

We explore how nature-based solutions can contribute to the societal change needed to address the biodiversity and climate crisis.


Ecologically sustainable nutrient management

Several innovative technologies will be deployed to reduce fertiliser use by at least 20% by 2030.