[BISON project] The results will be presented on 6 June at an international seminar
| International Seminar, 5-9 June 2023
Transport Infrastructure and Biodiversity at a nexus of challenges – Research and innovation as drivers for transformative changes
Transport infrastructure is one of the drivers of global economic development. It is also one of the main causes of climate change and biodiversity decline. In order to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, heavy investments are being made to make infrastructure more resilient and sustainable. However, the impact on biodiversity is much less well known and understood by the sector. In light of growing global concern about biodiversity loss, new regulations and approaches with higher biodiversity standards are expected in the wake of the COP15 negotiations.
In order to address concerns about the integration of biodiversity into transport infrastructure development, there has so far been no general consensus on how to create a biodiversity-friendly transport sector based on research.
After two and a half years of work, under the joint auspices of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the United Nations Environment Programme-led Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP), the members of the BISON consortium are organising an international seminar that will bring together a range of actors and stakeholders at national, regional and international levels to engage in a dialogue on the topic of infrastructure and biodiversity.
The main results of the BISON project will be presented on 6 June. A whole day will be dedicated to the links between the results of the BISON project and the wider sustainable infrastructure community.
In collaboration with SIP and international partners, the joint seminar on 7 June will explore ways to integrate research findings into policy making and investment decisions, and to catalyse next steps.
The event will be held in a hybrid format to facilitate dissemination, but speakers will be present. For more information, please visit the BISON website.
The FRB, through its involvement in the IENE, is one of the 44 partners of the Bison project. In particular, it is responsible for “Work package 2”, whose missions are communication, dissemination, exploitation of results and strengthening of partnerships.