Recently, an article titled ‘Pollinators, biodiversity and sustainable development go hand in hand’ was published on the European Commission’s platform CORDIS. The piece presents Safeguard’s policy brief, highlighting the vital relationship between pollinating insects and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) is the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation. CORDIS has a rich and structured public repository with all project information held by the European Commission such as project factsheets, participants, reports, deliverables and links to open-access publications.
The article introduces Safeguard’s aims to play an important role in reversing the loss of wild pollinators in Europe and gives an overview of the project’s first policy brief. The policy document, first distributed at a side event of the UN Biodiversity Conference, presents the results of an elicitation exercise involving a panel of 17 experts from around the world. In the document, SDGs are weighted based on their relevance to society. It also makes five recommendations to consider when formulating policies to support pollinators and help achieve these goals. Insight is also provided on the relationship between pollinators and specific SDGs, and key targets linked to them.
The Safeguard consortium is thankful to CORDIS for highlighting this work!
Read more about Safeguard’s first policy brief here.Read CORDIS’ article here.
Photo: Safeguard policy brief