Biodiversity and ecosystem services

The conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services, the main target of SDG 14 and SDG 15 (Live on Land and under Water), is interlinked with multiple other SDGs. While biodiversity is the basis for the provisioning of ecosystem services, multiple trade-offs become apparent when it comes to preserving biodiversity and fostering economic development. Biodiversity conservation is directly and indirectly linked to other SDGs, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation (SDG13), the promotion of an inclusive economy (SDG8), or the development of infrastructure (SDG9). In LANUSYNCON, we assess these interlinkages and emerging conflicts and synergies resulting from the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. To this end, we explore various scenarios of land use considering the perspectives of different stakeholders.

To contribute to sustainable development, research on biodiversity and ecosystem services: