7. October 2022
The white paper "Methods of empirical assessment of value attitudes for biodiversity research" by the authors Uta Böhm from the Center for Technology and Society (ZTG) at the Technical University of Berlin and Julius Wenzig from the Center for Sustainable Management (ZNU) at the University of Witten/Herdecke provides an overview of the current state of knowledge on possible methods, approaches and studies for assessing social value attitudes towards biodiversity. The focus of the white paper is on empirical methods that are suitable for surveying societal value attitudes towards biodiversity in Germany. Quantitative and qualitative survey methods for the assessment of value attitudes towards biodiversity in general as well as the awareness of the connection between food production and biodiversity are considered.
7. October 2022
White Paper in the context of the research project Biodiversity Valuing & Valuation (BioVal) Phase 1. The white paper "Aquatic Biodiversity Impact Assessment - first ideas" presents first ideas for the assessment of aquatic biodiversity impacts in the context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). These ideas were discussed and further developed with stakeholders in a workshop. In addition, an expertise on biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems was included in the white paper. The authors Dr. Ulrike Eberle from the ZNU - Center for Sustainable Management at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Prof. Dr. Jan Paul Lindner from the University of Applied Sciences Bochum and Julian Quandt show that it is in principle possible to develop a Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) method for aquatic biodiversity using the proposed approach. However, there are still some challenges to overcome.