The diversity of life is valuable: it guarantees goods and services for people such as clean water, food and raw materials. Biodiversity is the foundation of health and a stable environment.
Diverse habitats result in secure agricultural yields, dampen the effects of climate change and make sites more attractive. Not to mention that biodiversity is also of ethical, cultural and aesthetic importance.
One of the central challenges is to harmonise the goals of national and international biodiversity accords with the often competing objectives of climate, energy, agriculture and economic policies.
The Leibniz Research Alliance "Biodiversity" founded in 2008 bundles the competencies of 21 Leibniz institutions in environmental, social, spatial and economic sciences to develop proposals for sustainable solutions.
Scientists from institutes and research museums record and document the diversity of life, research topics of great social relevance, competently inform the public and advise politicians in the development and implementation of their biodiversity objectives.