Objective of Work Package : We will identify and assess leverage points for biodiversity conservation as well as improve the understanding of the interdependencies with and between the SDGs and climate policies.
Methodology : We will couple output from WPs 1-3 with an integrated assessment model (IAM) in order to provide a coupled system of models to assess impacts on species diversity and ecosystem functions. Using this system, we aim at assessing the hotspots and leverage points of the current non-food biomass economy in order to design future scenarios with mitigated impacts on ecosystems and thus showcase potential pathways and leverage points.
Output : The output will provide the integrated assessment that is required to allow decision-makers to effectively improve ecosystem quality. To showcase the applicability for further dissemination and for ground-truthing the models in an iterative process, we will carry out two case studies. As a result, data quality will be enhanced based on insights from the applications and the applications serve as showcases for the newly developed method and support dissemination.