Information published on 5 May 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Invitation to participate in a survey on mainstreaming biodiversity in transport infrastructure: maturity, gaps and needs in European countries

  • Infrastructure
  • Biodiversity
  • EU funded project
  • Green Deal
  • Promoting
  • Sustainability

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

The European Union relies on two strategies to halt the loss of biodiversity and promote the restoration of ecosystem services: 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 organisations to identify opportunities and synergies in achieving the objectives of these strategies by mainstreaming biodiversity in transportation infrastructure.
In this context, the BISON project will develop:

  • state-of-the-art good practices and technologies and emerging trends
  • the strategic research and deployment programme (SRDA)
  • a roadmap for the integration of green and grey infrastructure in EU member states

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

You are invited to respond to the strategic and/or technical questions in accordance with your expertise. The questionnaire allows you to provide input gradually by saving submitted responses. Thus, different people from the same organisation can answer with one voice.

To respond to the strategic part of the questionnaire, please provide information on yourself and your institution and click on Strategy and Planning Aspectsestimated response time: 20 minutes.

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

To respond to the technical part of the questionnaire, please provide information on yourself and your institution and click on Technical and Project Management Aspectsestimated response time: 20 minutes.

This part of the questionnaire concerns good practices/tools and innovations in project management and integration of an “Avoid-Mitigate-Compensate” strategy from the early study stage to the construction and management stages.

To access the entire questionnaire, please click here. You are free to navigate between the strategic part and the technical part – estimated time requirement: 40 minutes.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006661.

For information on BISON activities, please click here

For further information, please contact Pınar Yılmazer at yilmazer@uic.org and visit https://uic.org/projects/article/bison

Details on the consortium and on the contents of the project are available on the BISON website: https://bison-transport.eu/