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Restoring European rivers: Can a blended finance approach work?

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Europe would like to invite you to attend and participate in a workshop on Thursday 10 December, with speakers from the European Commission, Member States, and other NGO’s or entities. The workshop runs from 13.30 – 17.15 Central European Time.

On the state of freshwater biodiversity in Europe, the situation is clear: freshwater ecosystems are experiencing the sharpest decline in biodiversity of all ecosystems on our planet.

Restoring river connectivity is a proven approach to mitigating and solving this issue. In this workshop, TNC aims to dive into the costs of river restoration, focusing on barrier removal as a measure in order to reach the 25,000 km of river connectivity which needs to be restored in the EU by 2030.

This includes tackling the question of sources of financing, and how to effectively fund small and large scale projects, through various means. The workshop seeks to start consolidating best practices, provide an overview and look into options for blending of financial instruments or funds to scale up barrier removal in Europe. The line up includes the European Commission, European Investment Bank, Member State Representatives, and other NGO’s with insights into the field of financing river and nature restoration. The workshop format will be a mix of presentations, case studies, financing methods, and moderated discussion around various identified topics related to financing the restoration of European rivers.

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

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