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100 RESILIENT CITIES

100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience

Type of project: Network

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.

Type of project: Project

CLEVER Cities

The city of Hamburg and a team of 33 other cities and organizations in Europe, South America and China launched the international European-funded CLEVER Cities project. Cities coordinate and lead the project and will use natural interventions, such as building new green spaces, to address social, economic and environmental problems. The cities will bring in local residents and businesses to collaboratively decide, design and build so-called 'nature-based solutions' in key districts affected by issues like high crime rates, social inequality, unemployment and child poverty.

Type of project: Project

CLIMATE-ADAPT: EU Climate Adaptation Platform

The European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT) is a partnership between the European Commission (DG CLIMA, DG Joint Research Centre and other DGs) and the European Environment Agency. Climate-ADAPT aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change.
Type of project: Platform

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. Innovative actions to foster the start-up and growth of commercial and social enterprises active in producing nature-based solutions and products will also be an integral part of their work.

Type of project: Project

EdiCitNET

The systemic use of urban landscapes for food production is a major step towards more sustainable, liveable and healthier cities. EdiCitNet will leverage the substantial benefits that Edible City Solutions effect today at local level and catalyse their replication EU- and world-wide by launching a fully open and participatory network of cities, empowering their inhabitants a) to systematically explore the wealth and diversity of existing Edible City Solutions, and b) to adapt, plan and implement successfully proven Edible City Solutions in their specific urban context. To make this happen, EdiCitNet will close knowledge gaps in the effective implementation of Edible City Solutions and their transformation into sustainable, innovative business models.

Type of project: Project

EIT Climate-KIC

EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, we identify and support innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change. We believe that a decarbonised, sustainable economy is not only necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change, but presents a wealth of opportunities for business and society.

Type of project: Network

EKLIPSE

EKLIPSE is an EU funded project that will set up a sustainable and innovating way of knowing, networking and learning about biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Type of project: Project

EU Smart Cities Information System (SCIS)

The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) is a knowledge platform to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities, providing a high quality of life for its citizens in a clean, energy efficient and climate friendly urban environment. SCIS brings together project developers, cities, research institutions, industry, experts and citizens from across Europe.

Type of project: Platform

GRaBS

The Green and Blue Space Adaptation for Urban Areas and Eco Towns (GRaBS) project is a network of leading pan-European organisations involved in integrating climate change adaptation into regional planning and development. The project resulted in a number of resources, including the vulnerability and risk assessment tool, adaptation action plans developed by the participating local and regional authorities, a database of case studies presenting the use of green and blue space adaptation to climate change in urban areas around the world, and a number of expert papers. All resources are available from the project website.

Type of project: Project

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