ince 2010, the BNP Paribas Foundation has granted 18 million in financing to 27 environ- mental research projects, and has raised aware- ness among nearly 400,000 people regarding
climate change issues. Over 60% of the projects supported are (jointly) steered by women, the nine winning teams include organisations and structures from across the entire world, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary initiatives.
Assessing the impact of climate change on biodiversity
BIOCLIMATE, A PROJECT LED BY LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
in Great Britain, is studying tropical forest ecosystems in the Amazon, which play an essential role in limiting global warm- ing. The aim is to identify, over the long term and in an exhaus- tive manner, the responses of biodiversity to climate change and to the restoration of forests damaged by human activity, in the Santarem region in Brazil. A multi-sensory, online platform will provide the basic tools to promote climate-smart strategies.
Renamed the Climate & Biodiversity Initiative, in 2019, the BNP Paribas Foundation programme for environmental research targets two major issues: climate change and the erosion of biodiversity. During the latest call for projects, nine research proposals were selected, amounting to a total budget of 6 million.
Climate changeand biodiversity: nine innovative research projects
CORESCAM: The increasing number of hurricanes in Central America is one of the effects of climate change.
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