April 26, 2021

Questionnaire on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Transport Infrastructure: maturity, gaps, and needs in European Countries.

The H2020 BISON research project launches a questionnaire on the mainstreaming of biodiversity in national transport infrastructure development for all transport modes. It aims to identify the level of maturity, gaps, and needs of European Member States at policy, legislative and implementation levels.

To halt the loss of biodiversity and promote the restoration of ecosystem services, the European Union relies on two strategies: the EU Strategy on Green Infrastructure and the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 which is part of the European Green Deal.

In 2021, the H2020 BISON research project was launched by a consortium of 39 organizations to identify opportunities and synergies to achieve the objectives of these strategies by mainstreaming biodiversity in transportation infrastructure.

To this extent, BISON project will develop the following:

  • State of the art of good practices, technologies, and emerging trends.
  • Strategic Research and Deployment Program (SRDA).
  • Roadmap for the integration of green and grey infrastructure in EU Member States

To assess the level of maturity, the gaps, and the needs of the Member States of the European Union at the political, legislative and implementation levels, the BISON project is launching a broad questionnaire on the mainstreaming of biodiversity and infrastructure green in the development of national transport infrastructure for all modes of transport.

You are kindly invited to answer Strategic and/or Technical questions according to your expertise. Our questionnaire gives you the opportunity to provide us with your input gradually by saving your submitted answers.

That way different people from the same organisation can answer with one voice.

To answer the strategic part, fill in information about you and your institution and click on Strategyand planning aspectsEstimated time 20 minutes

This part aims to assess the level of maturity of EU Member States at policy, legislative and implementation levels regarding the mainstreaming of biodiversity and green infrastructure in the development of national transport infrastructure for all modes of transport.

To answer the technical part, fill in information about you and your institution and click on Technical and project management aspectsEstimated time: 20 minutes

This part concerns all good practices/tools and innovations in project management and „Avoid-Mitigate-Compensate” integration from early study stages to the construction and management stages.

 To access the whole questionnaire, please click here. You are free to navigate between the Strategic part and the Technical part – Estimated time: 40 minutes

The BISON consortium team thanks you greatly for taking the time to answer this questionnaire.

To be informed of BISON activities, please click on the link.

April 8, 2021

A Global Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Transport and other Linear Infrastructure.

IENE (Infrastructure and Ecology Network Europe) just released its Global Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Transport and other Linear Infrastructure. Please find more information in the attachments, the Strategy and the press release.

Please diseminate the documents in your networks!

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February 21, 2021

BISON project launched

For the first time, the European Union is providing €3,000,000 in funding for a project of a strategic nature aimed at committing Europe’s transport infrastructure to a better mainstreaming of biodiversity.
For more information on the BISON project which started on January 1st, 2021 for a period of 30 months, please visit the site – https://bison-transport.eu/2021/02/21/press-release-nr-1/.