Welcome to the Eklipse podcast channel! In this space we address biodiversity and ecosystem services topics by the hand of the best experts, and discuss how evidence based information can ensure a sustainable future in which decisions are based on trusted evidence.
According to the European Environment Agency, the current agricultural practices remain one of the main causes of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation across the continent. But on the other hand, ecological diversity ensures the functions for agricultural productivity: the health of the soil, for example, depends on the presence of a lot of particular species. Listen to our podcast and learn more about the recommendations developed by an Eklipse Expert Working Group, on how the European Union policies and foremost the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must encourage farmland biodiversity.
Guests: Eszter Krasznai Kovács, Alberto Arroyo Schnell
Cities are dealing with a lot of problems that can be solved by using the self-regulating power of the living world. Nature can help us tackle the effects of climate change or reduce air, water, or noise pollution. And it contributes to our mental health as well as to creating green jobs for the citizens. Listen to our podcast and learn more about a framework developed by an Eklipse Expert Working Group, with indicators and methods for assessing impacts of Nature Based Solutions that may be applied in a range of different ways across urban areas in Europe.
Guests: Pam Berry, Carlo Calfapietra, Marco Fritz
Photo credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel, Unsplash
The year 2021 marks the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It recognizes that nature is the very foundation of our health and the quality of our life, economies, livelihoods and food security. With human well-being being at threat from biodiversity loss, and the increasing recognition of nature-based solutions as a cost-efficient way to mitigate and address the impacts of climate change, the effective restoration of ecosystems has never been more urgent or timely.
Guests: Dr. Judith Fisher, Dr. Craig Bullock
Photo credits: Judith Fisher
Pollinators have a crucial ecological, economic and social role by ensuring food security and maintaining biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. Sadly bees and other pollinators are decreasing at alarming rates, which underlines an urgent need for action.
Learn more about this topic and how we could all help relieve its plight on our new podcast. Here we will discuss the results of our Expert Group Report, focus on the current knowledge about the effects of agrochemicals on human-made field margins to conserve pollinators such as hedgerows and flower strips.
Guests: Lynn Dicks, Nicolas Laarman
Can we live in harmony with nature? Yes, but it would take deep change and collective effort. An incremental transition would not be enough, with the imperative of ensuring that transformative action is built into our collective recovery becoming ever more urgent. New social norms and laws will be required to unlock the necessary changes at the local and global levels.
What is transformative change? Eklipse second podcast tries to answer this question, showcasing fresh approaches to tackle the direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity loss, and explaining what we can do as individuals, and as societies, to be an activator of positive changes.
Guests: Bulkeley, Heidi Wittmer, Marco Fritz
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Biodiversity is a complex issue which in face of the growing urgency requires evidence-based decision making. Learn more about how Eklipse makes a difference as a Science-Policy-Society Interface to answer relevant questions on issues related to biodiversity and ecosystem services at the European scale and thereby support decision makers to develop evidence-informed policies.
Guests: Marie Vandewalle, Philip Roche, Ute Jacob, Lynn Dicks
Photo credit: Sebastian Hosche