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GREEN SURGE

The GREEN SURGE project is a collaborative project between 24 partners in 11 countries. It is funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). GREEN SURGE will identify, develop and test ways of linking green spaces, biodiversity, people and the green economy in order to meet the major urban challenges related to land use conflicts, climate change adaptation, demographic changes, and human health and wellbeing.

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TURAS

This project launched in October 2011 and officially ending at the end of September 2016. At the heart of this project was the desire to co-create working links between different agencies involved in city-making, with communities at the centre. In the end, TURASdevised over 80 different novel ideas and processes that would enable communities to transition to a more resilient future.

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NATURVATION

NATure-based URban innoVATION is a 4-year project, funded by the European Commission and involving 14 institutions across Europe in the fields of urban development, geography, innovation studies and economics. They will seek to develop their understanding of what nature-based solutions can achieve in cities, examine how innovation can be fostered in this domain, and contribute to realising the potential of nature-based solutions for responding to urban sustainability challenges by working with communities and stakeholders.

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INSPIRATION

INSPIRATION is a H2020 funded project. The main aim of INSPIRATION was to develop a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) to inform environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and economically affordable soil and land use management that meets societal needs and challenges. A SRA built on end-user knowledge needs is more likely to be enthusiastically adopted by funders in order to promote the knowledge creation, transfer and implementation agenda.

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BiodivERsA

BiodivERsA is a network of national and regional funding organisations promoting pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and offering innovative opportunities for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity. BiodivERsA is funded under the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET COFUND scheme.

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NAIAD

NAIAD is an ambitious attempt, to operationalise the insurance value of ecosystems for water related risk mitigation, by developing and testing concepts, tools and applications on 9 demo sites across Europe, under the common concept of Nature Based Solutions (NBS).

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NATURE 4 CITIES

Nature4Cities is a H2020 EU-funded project, creating a comprehensive reference Platform for Nature Based Solutions (NBS), offering technical solutions, methods and tools to empower urban planning decision making. This will help addressing the contemporary environmental, social and economic challenges that face European Cities.

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Grow Green

GrowGreen aims to create climate and water resilient, healthy and liveable cities by investing in nature-based solutions (NBS). Making nature part of the urban living environment improves quality of life for all citizens and will help business to prosper. High quality green spaces and waterways provide innovative and inspiring solutions to major urban challenges, such as flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment and will help biodiversity to flourish.

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Connecting Nature

Coordinated by Trinity College Dublin, Connecting Nature is a partnership of 29 organisations from 16 countries which includes local authorities, communities, industry partners, NGOs and academics. The partnership will work with 11 European cities who are investing in multi–million euro large scale implementation of nature–based projects in urban settings. They will measure the impact of these initiatives on climate change adaptation, health and well-being, social cohesion and sustainable economic development in these cities.

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