Using upfront text retrieval methods, we will use readily available digitized parliamentary texts, laws and court ruling documents to answer the following questions:
- What are suitable indicators to assess (1) the parliamentary debate on biodiversity and (2) the goals of the resulting biodiversity-related laws (driver indicators )?
- What are suitable indicators to measure law enforcement at all levels of administrative and court decision making (response indicators)?
- How can the above driver and response indicators be combined to assess and quantify performance of the biodiversity policy in Switzerland? - What actors and institutional contexts influence performance of the planning policies?
- Is there a difference in performance between aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity policies?