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Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity

We enhance the knowledge base, facilitate its sharing and foster cross-sectorial policy dialogue for EU policy making in biodiversity and related fields.

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The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE)

Brief me

The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) platform acts as a single-entry point for biodiversity data and information in Europe. It is the result of a partnership between the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, and  serves as the Clearing House Mechanism for the EU within the context of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

On its website, BISE organises information under five entry points:

  • Policy: policy, legislation and supporting activities related to EU directives, the EU Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP), pan- European and global policies;
  • Topics: state of species, habitats, ecosystems, genetic diversity, threats to biodiversity, impacts of biodiversity loss, evaluation of policy responses;
  • Data: data sources, statistics and maps related to land, water, soil, air, marine, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism, energy, land use, transport;
  • Research: important EU-wide research projects related to biodiversity and ecosystem services, improving the science-policy interface;
  • Countries and networks: national biodiversity reporting activities and information sharing by networks across national borders.

By strengthening the knowledge base and supporting decision-making on biodiversity BISE is a key pillar and part of the European Environment Agency‘s contribution to the Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity.