CO-OP4CBD aims to strengthen the role of the EU in the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) and related international agreements.
CO-OP4CBD enhances coordination within the EU to advance the implementation of the CBD by harnessing the expertise from EU funded projects and initiatives more effectively.
Lead partner: Syke
WP1 will aim to identify and map the knowledge needs within the CBD and prioritise these needs with negotiators to the CBD, while also identifying and mapping knowledge holders, institutions, networks and platforms relevant to the CBD agenda. WP1 will also create a mechanism for easy identification of present and future contributors to the aims of the knowledge support for CBD in a manner that ensures its long-term continuation.
Lead partner: FRB
WP2 will respond to the need to engage experts and researchers in preparatory processes to support the work of the negotiators from EU and its Member States and associated countries within CBD processes. WP2 will also support the identification of current knowledge gaps for decision-making related to biodiversity and a better use by Governments of the existing knowledge, thus contributing to stepping up biodiversity commitments and action. The established expert groups are expected to be autonomous after the end of the project.
Lead partner: WCMC
WP3 will respond to the needs of the EU and its Member States and associated countries in translating and implementing the monitoring framework for the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework at the regional and national scale across EU Member States. This support will be provided by supporting the implementation of the monitoring framework and review mechanisms, to better understand where ambition and action may need to be increased, and to identify and assist with overcoming any barriers to implementation; advising and facilitating the identification, development and implementation of indicators to measure progress at the EU and national scale and associated tracking tools for monitoring implementation; consulting with EU and its Member States and associated countries to develop a roadmap for how existing or emerging datasets, models, indicators and tools could be better connected to meet their requirements for use in monitoring, reporting and implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework; facilitating the use of scenarios and models as a means to inform the review of progress in its implementation at the regional level.
Lead partner: NINA
WP4 will support the requested and targeted development and delivery of technical and scientific cooperation, broaden the capacity towards coherent contributions (at national level) to CBD, both at the level of scientists, traditional ecological knowledge holders, policy makers and youth and enable European researchers to participate more effectively in the work of the CBD and its subsidiary bodies and working groups, and provide this expertise to relevant parallel ongoing initiatives.
Lead partner: Pensoft Publishers
WP5 will increase the efficiency, outreach and impact of CO-OP4CBD’s work by raising awareness and maximising the impact of the project’s outputs through a recognisable project brand and promotion, supporting community building and knowledge exchange knowledge throughout the project by providing relevant materials and tools for improved communication, maximising outreach and uptake of results to relevant initiatives, networks and projects by establishing a continuous communication flow, synergies and links, and maximising access to and re-use of research data generated by CO-OP4CBD.
Lead partner: FRB
WP6’s main objective is to provide timely, efficient and transparent project coordination and management, as well as to ensure coherence with the agenda of the CBD and identifying links wherever possible to relate the Project work to other intergovernmental agreements and processes. WP6 will provide project coordination and management, coordination and maintenance of sound relations and communication among consortium members and WPs, monitoring and managing project resources, risks and implementation, ensuring delivering project reporting and compliance to project protocols, coordination of the development of yearly work plans with input from the Advisory Board and highlighting relevant project outputs to other intergovernmental agreements and processes.