Today’s societies are facing a broad range of challenges; unsustainable urbanisation and related human health issues, degradation and loss of natural capital and the ecosystem services it provides (clean air, water and soil), climate change and an alarming increase of natural disaster risks.
There is growing recognition and awareness that nature can help provide viable solutions that use and deploy the properties of natural ecosystems and the services that they provide in a smart, ‘engineered’ way. Both, the European Union (through its Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020) and countries in the Mediterranean basin have introduced Nature Based Solutions as opportunities for innovation to create effective strategies and implement them to mitigate and adapt to climate change and enhance ecosystem’s functionality.
Eurosite member Tour Du Valat, in collaboration with others, organises a workshop on the benefits and challenges related to Nature Based Solutions implementation, bringing together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers of the Mediterranean region and European Union.
Please find more information, the programme and the registration form here.