PLANET4B project – understanding Plural values, intersectionality, Leverage points, Attitudes, Norms, behaviour and social lEarning in Transformation for Biodiversity decision making

PLANET4B is a transdisciplinary research project, aiming to understand and influence decision making affecting biodiversity. We rely on biodiversity for our very existence – it provides us with the basic ecosystem services that allow us to survive and thrive. Yet human lives and the biosphere itself are under threat due to the loss of biodiversity occurring at a global scale, and at an accelerating pace. Despite the mounting scientific evidence on the importance of biodiversity, it still takes a back seat to political and other agendas.

Through action-orientated and participatory research the cooperation between 16 partners will collect and analyse theories, methods and good practices to bridge the gaps in knowledge and effective decision making.


European Commission, Horizon Europe (Grant agreement No 101082212)



  • Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg (Coordination), Germany
  • Ustav Vyzkumu Globalni Zmeny, Czechia
  • ESSRG, Hungary
  • Jougy Tanacsado Es Szolgaltatokorlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag, Hungary,
  • Stiftelsen Norsk Institutt For Naturforskning, Norway
  • Stichting Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Universita Di Pisa, Italy
  • Forum Urbanes Gärtnern, Austria
  • Culture Goes Europe - Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt EV, Germany,
  • Oslo Og Omland, Norway
  • The Climate Academy, Belgium,
  • Forschungsinstitut Fur Biologischen Landbau Stiftung, Switzerland
  • Dadima's C.I.C, United Kingdom
  • WCMC LBG, United Kingdom
  • Coventry University, United Kingdom

IFZ is one of the research partners responsible for establishing a regional learning community, which actively embraces the transformative power of plural knowledges and intersectional diversity. IFZ will research in its case study the “Biodiverse edible city of Graz” and lead two further tasks:

  • Applied multilevel intersectionality analysis for identifying vulnerable groups and inequity in biodiversity intervention design
  • Validating and sharing the main learning points of learning communities for transformative change

The findings will be synthesized and scaled up to EU and global levels to serve as inputs for policies, and for businesses and civil society about how transformative change can be triggered.

Das Grazer Projektteam
Grazer Projektteam


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PLANET4B receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101082212.


This project is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee.


This work has received funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).