The European Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services


Alternet brings together international natural and social science researchers from 18 European countries to integrate our understanding of biodiversity, ecosystems, and the services they provide to society and to create a platform for meaningful communication with policy-makers and the public.


New Partner: DICAM

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (DICAM) of the University of Trento has joined Alternet as its newest partner. We’re excited to have DICAM on board and to have Italian representation in Alternet!

Launch Week

December 1st marked the handing over of the Eklipse mechanism over to the broader community, under Alternet management–and, thus, the launch of the official joining of Alternet and Eklipse. The week of 7-11 December was designated as a special launch event to mark this transition.

Freshwater Biodiversity: 14 Key Recommendations

An international research team led by the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) has issued 14 key recommendations for political follow-up agreements on the protection of freshwater biodiversity. Read the full paper.

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