The first annual event of NetworkNature will focus on the semester theme on ecosystem restoration, in line with current EU ambitions for achieving the European Green Deal and the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
Nature-based solutions, in Europe and beyond, are an integral part of restoration efforts and represent the building blocks for a sustainable future, including in the field of health, agriculture, climate change and more. Joint action and local, regional and international cooperation are crucial to maximise the impact and spread of nature-based solutions. The recognition of their potential to address societal challenges has translated into an increasingly prominent role of nature-based solutions in the EU policy landscape, with the European Green Deal providing an opportunity to mobilise their implementation and to increase financing. The event will showcase the vision and added value of Network Nature in achieving these objectives.
With the objective of creating a space for dialogue for the nature-based solutions community and to expand the community to establish partnerships with new and impactful actors, the event will gather stakeholders from all target groups, including policy makers, scientific experts, civil society as well as investors and financing institutions, infrastructure planners and builders, landowners and natural resource managers.