Outreach and stakeholder interaction
Stakeholder interaction is an important asset of BECC – for advancing transdisciplinary research, for getting an understanding of the needs of the society, and also for reaching out, making sure that the knowledge built up is utilised outside academia.
BECC research provides a crucial scientific basis for management decisions and societal policies on biodiversity and ecosystem services in a changing climate. We build research capability and capacity in dialogue with disciplinary excellent research departments, ensuring breadth of expertise.
Examples of outreach
BECC researchers are active in writing synthesis reports, policy briefs and other outreach mechanisms.
Many BECC researchers have their own long-term contacts with different stakeholders in their research field.
BECC as a research area also organises workshops with joint participation by researchers and stakeholders to identify needs from society, e.g. greening the economy, forestry in a changing climate, revision of the EU Common Agricultural Policy, bioenergy on agricultural land, and greenhouse gas emission from wetlands.
Stakeholder Reference Group
BECC has, together with the SRA MERGE, a stakeholder reference group. Its members are high-level experts, representing government authorities, branch organisations, companies and NGOs in areas of agriculture, forestry, nature conservation and climate change.