MOTivational strength of ecosystem services and alternative ways to express the value of BIOdiversity

Project Details


Motivations for Ecosystem Services and Alternative Ways to Express the Value of Biodiversity (BIOMOT) was a multidisciplinary project funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Programme. BIOMOT was coordinated by Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) and involved a partnership of 8 institutions from 7 European countries.

The project brought together researchers and practitioners from economics, governance theory, psychology, environmental sciences and philosophy into an interdisciplinary framework.

The objectives of the project were:

1: To establish how using economic methods to express the value of biodiversity can be adapted in such a way that they result in stronger motivations to act for biodiversity on both local and global scales.

2: To establish economic (and alternative) ways to express the value of biodiversity at work in cases of successful governance and policy action for biodiversity from the local to global scales.

3: To establish ways to express the value of biodiversity at work in cases of successful action for biodiversity carried out by political, businesses, NGO and other leaders at various scales.

4: To propose a general “theory of motivation to act for biodiversity” and show the practical applications of this theory to enhance biodiversity action in the daily lives and practices of people and institutions at levels ranging from the local to the global.
Short titleR:HSE BIOMOT 1
Effective start/end date1/09/1131/08/15

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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