Analysis of the National Biodiversity Strategy (NBS)

part of the R&D-Project

„NBS Post 2020 – Consultation process for revisiting and revising the NSB”

Project team at UFZ: Dr. Yves Zinngrebe Dr. Elisabeth Marquard
Project partner: Institute for Biodiversity - Netzwork (ibn)
Funded by: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
Duration: January - November 2020

Project description:

The Project aims at initiating a process for revisiting and revising the German National Biodiversity Strategy (NBS) in the light of new challenges.
To this end, the project team analyses the NBS with respect to structural and content-related characteristics. The results of this analyses will be combined with reflections on the significance of the NBS for selected political sectors and with an assessment of the institutional potentials and challenges for increasing policy coherence in order to develop recommendations on how to revise the NBS.

The project has two participatory components: expert interviews, and a digital stakeholder workshop with representatives of politics, non-governmental organisations and lobby groups and research. They will be invited to discuss and enrich the study results obtained so far. Eventually, the project team aims at identifying and prioritizing options for developing the NBS further. These results will be summarized in the final report of the project, together with suggestions for possible elements of a subsequent part of this R&D project.