Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Scientific support for managing biodiversity

EU-funded project ESMERALDA is developing ways to assess Europe’s biodiverse ecosystems and their many contributions to society and the economy.

A reduction in biodiversity could affect Europe’s economic health and its high standard of living. Economic and population growth, changes in land use, intensive agriculture, pollution and climate change are some of the main factors that lead to biodiversity loss – reducing the ability of Europe’s ecosystems to sustain future generations.

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