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NbS Projects

OpeNESS
OpeNESS

OpenNESS aims to translate the concepts of Natural Capital (NC) and Ecosystem Services (ES) into operational frameworks that provide tested, practical and tailored solutions for integrating ES into land, water and urban management and decision-making. It examines how the concepts link to, and support, wider EU economic, social and environmental policy initiatives and scrutinizes the potential and limitations of the concepts of ES and NC.

Type: Project

OPERANDUM
OPERANDUM

The OPERANDUM (OPEn-air laboRAtories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage environmental risks) project develops nature-based solutions (NBS) to mitigate the impact of hydro-meteorological phenomena in risk-prone areas. This project has received funds from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 776848.

Type: Project

OPERAs
OPERAs

OPERAs was a five year European research project running from 2012-2017 that aimed to put cutting edge ecosystem science into practice. Researchers and practioners from 27 different organisations helped stakeholders to apply the ecosystem services and natural capital concept into practice.

Type: Project

Oppla
Oppla

Oppla is a new knowledge marketplace; a place where the latest thinking on ecosystem services, natural capital and nature-based solutions is brought together.
Its purpose is to simplify how we share, obtain and create knowledge to better manage our environment. Oppla is an open platform that is designed for people with diverse needs and interests - from science, policy and practice; public, private and voluntary sectors; organisations large and small, as well as individuals.

Type: Platform

PHUSICOS
PHUSICOS

PHUSICOS, meaning 'According to nature', in Greek φυσικός, will demonstrate how nature-inspired solutions reduce the risk of extreme weather events in rural mountain landscapes.The focus is on demonstrating the effectiveness of nature-based solutions (NBSs) and their ability to reduce the impacts from small, frequent events (extensive risks) in rural mountain landscapes. Nature-based solutions are cost-effective and sustainable measures inspired by nature that attenuate, and in some cases prevent, the impacts of natural hazard events and thereby the risks that affect the exposed regions.

Type: Project

proGIreg
proGIreg

ProGIreg uses nature for urban regeneration with and for citizens. The project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme and will run from June 2018 until 2023. ProGIreg stands for 'productive Green Infrastructure for post-industrial urban regeneration': nature for renewal.

Type: Project

RECONNECT
RECONNECT

RECONNECT is a four-year multidisciplinary research project on 'Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and the Rule of Law', aimed at understanding and providing solutions to the recent challenges faced by the European Union (EU). With an explicit focus on strengthening the EU's legitimacy through democracy and the rule of law, RECONNECT seeks to build a new narrative for Europe, enabling the EU to become more attuned to the expectations of its citizens. RECONNECT brings together 18 academic partner institutions from 14 countries.

Type: Project

SUSTAINABLE CITIES PLATFORM
SUSTAINABLE CITIES PLATFORM

The European Sustainable Cities Platform was launched in 2016, following the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns in the Basque Country. Supported by the City of Aalborg, Denmark; the Basque Country, and ICLEI Europe, it focuses on the uptake of The Basque Declaration, which is the main outcome of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns. The European Sustainable Cities Platform includes the Transformative Actions Database, which presents existing transformative actions in line with the Basque Declaration as good practice.

Type: Platform

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

A Knowledge Platform to promote the use of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are the world's best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the SDGs are a call for action by all countries - poor, rich and middle-income - to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, equality and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and working to preserve our ocean and forests.

Type: Platform

The Nature of Cities
The Nature of Cities

The Nature of Cities is an international platform for transdisciplinary dialogue and urban solutions. We facilitate the sharing of diverse, transformative ideas about cities as ecosystems of people, nature, and infrastructure. We are committed to the design and creation of better cities for all: cities that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just.

Type: Platform

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