Biodiversity check-up: participate in the CircHive stakeholder survey

Many organisations have pledged to protect nature as part of their sustainability efforts. But how well are businesses aware of biodiversity conservation, and what steps can they take to achieve their goals?

CircHive stakeholder survey

CircHive is a new Horizon Europe project dedicated to helping organisations recognise, measure and report on the value of nature.

We invite public and private sector stakeholders interested in learning how to measure and manage the impact on nature to join the BeeHive and collaborate with CircHive in exploring and testing methods for combining two approaches to valuing nature: biodiversity footprinting and natural capital accounting.

Contribute to the survey and learn how other organisations tackle biodiversity challenges

CircHive created a biodiversity survey targeting businesses to understand organisations’ current state of biodiversity management. It aims to gather insights into organisations’ awareness and actions concerning biodiversity and related environmental aspects.

The results of this CircHive stakeholder survey will help CircHive provide guidance and develop better methods and tools for setting targets and monitoring and reporting their impact on nature. Is your organisation ready to make a change? Take the survey today.

Make your organisation’s voice heard and contribute to our efforts to improve our work and tools – maximising our impact on building a sustainable future.

Survey to enhance the Fire Education Platform

The FIRE-RES project is developing a strategy for managing extreme wildfires, from prevention to adaptation and restoration. The project team is working on a Fire Education Platform, an online tool to share best practices while informing and educating stakeholders about wildfires in different countries.

Fire Education Platform

To ensure the platform meets the needs of future users, a survey has been prepared to collect people’s thoughts. All potential users are invited to participate in the survey: teachers, decision-makers, fire-related actors and other interest parties.

Click the link below to start the survey.

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Bioeconomy perceptions of government and industry: a cross-regional comparison

The Bioregions Facility’s initiative Regional Bioeconomy Perceptions Survey, is scaling up with the Survey launched in five regions and the plan to launch the Survey in five more regions by the end of the year.

On 15 June 2022, at the ERIAFF Annual Conference, the Facility presented the Survey initiative and a cross-regional comparison of the results from four regions: North Karelia (Finland); North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany); Tuscany (Italy); and Castilla y León (Spain). This presentation has now been recorded and is available to watch to obtain an introduction to the Survey!

Does it sound interesting to asses how government and industry perceive the bioeconomy in your region? Would it be valuable to understand which bioeconomy sectors are perceived to have the highest potential for growth in your region? Do you want to get insights on improving collaboration with government and industry? The survey aims to achieve these target outcomes, among others.

Bioeconomy perceptions survey

Watch the presentation to understand better how the survey process works and the results that can be achieved.

government and industry bioeconomy perceptions survey
EFI junior expert Siebe Briers presents the survey’s goals and objectives.

Sections of the video:
0 min – Introduction
1:08 min – About the survey and process
5:13 min – Structure of the survey to six target outcomes
5:54 min – Results
22:37 min – Key objectives
24:15 min – Closing

Bioeconomy perceptions in North Karelia

The Bioregions Facility launched its Bioeconomy Perceptions Regional Survey in North Karelia in the period September-November 2021 in the local language, Finnish. The Survey was targeted at different groups within government and industry, to understand how they perceive the bioeconomy, its benefits, and its challenges. More specifically, the Survey aims at achieving six target outcomes: i) understand how business and policy actors perceive the bioeconomy; ii) revisit value chain priorities and related communication efforts; iii) identify barriers & supporting conditions; iv) assess “willingness to engage” with the bioeconomy; v) get insights on how to improve collaboration with government & industry and; vi) find key leverage points for bioeconomy development by identifying overlaps with other policy areas. Here we present six key highlights, one per target outcome, of the Survey in North Karelia.

  • Respondents generally perceived bioeconomy as promising, and specifically to address environmental challenges. Respondents see the contribution to energy transition, and to a low-carbon economy, as the most relevant positive impact of the bioeconomy.
  • North Karelia business and policy actors suggest that nature-based tourism, bioenergy and wood construction are the bioeconomy sectors with highest potential for growth in North Karelia.
  • Limited co-operation among different stakeholders (policy, business, etc.) is perceived as the most important barrier for bioeconomy development. Several supporting conditions were rated in between important and extremely important, namely investment in innovation, availability of scientific information, public procurement programmes and adequate regulation.
  • Both government and industry respondents indicated that their sector or department is willing to develop the bioeconomy.
  • Government and industry respondents felt very similar about who is responsible for different tasks in moving the bioeconomy in North Karelia forward. Both groups indicated that they are equally responsible for investments in research, development, and innovation and for ensuring positive environmental and social impacts. In addition, both groups emphasised that the government is more responsible in communicating and promoting the bioeconomy among the general public.
  • According to respondents, bioeconomy has strong goal alignment with environment related policy areas, especially climate change mitigation and clean energy. Other policy areas with very high overlap with bioeconomy are biodiversity conservation, circular economy, and rural development. Bioeconomy was considered to have less goal alignment with social and economic policy areas.