Biodiversity Challenge Fund - outcomes and eligibility
In May 2019 the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) described the prevalence of five direct drivers that are causing the loss of biodiversity and substantially reducing what nature can provide for people. Climate change makes all factors more significant in impact and we are seeking to support targeted nature-based solutions that help to tackle the climate emergency.
The high-level priorities of the fund align with the IPBES direct drivers of biodiversity loss:
All project proposals must demonstrate how the work will help to address climate change. This driver intensifies other pressures on nature. Projects should incorporate nature-based solutions that help address climate change.
To achieve the level of change required to meet Scotland’s biodiversity and climate change commitments, we want to fund projects that: