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Oppla joins #Flowers4Bees campaign to raise awareness of the threats faced by pollinator insects

6 May 2021

Join #Flowers4Bees and help spread the word about one of the most dangerous environmental threats: the progressive extinction of pollinator insects.

Apples and pears, coffee, almonds, avocado, pumpkin and zucchini: what looks like your last shopping list may actually disappear from your...

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Mental Health and Nature –How urban and peri-urban Blue & Green areas contribute to our well-being

29 April 2021

The benefits of urban green and blue areas for our mental health and well-being have become more and more evident during the current pandemic. Despite their importance, however, we don’t have enough information about how these areas should be designed. Do different types of urban green &...

Integrated and intelligent management of complex forests in South West Europe: COMFOR SUDOE and a call for case studies and projects

22 April 2021

Guest article from Paz Ferrer , on behalf of COMFOR SUDOE

Sout West Europe (SUDOE) needs healthy and functional forests that guarantee the provision of goods and services for rural and urban society. The COMFOR SUDOE ( COM plex FOR est) project seeks to promote complex (mixed and...

Nature-based solutions in Europe: Policy, knowledge and practice for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

15 April 2021

The European Environment Agency presents a new report that gives valuable insights in how working with nature can help prevent the worst impacts of climate change, and biodiversity and ecosystem loss. Nature-based solutions offer multiple ways to do this. Science and policy have begun to...

Tender Opportunities: 2 new Community Ambassador positions on the Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform

12 April 2021

The Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform is inviting tenders from suitably qualified individuals to serve as a Community Ambassador for the Financial Services for NBS Community and the Ecosystem Creation, Restoration and Management Community on the Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform for the...

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Making Urban Nature Bloom: Inspirational ways of undertaking a collaborative journey of your own for nature-based solutions

9 April 2021

Nature-based solutions are an increasingly popular means for tackling urban sustainability challenges. Nonetheless, there’s no one-size-fits-all method for every city, even when we are dealing with the same topic. Here are a few points/tips/inspirational stories you could learn from when taking...

Global EbA Fund

25 March 2021

The Global EbA Fund , a brand-new funding opportunity, is now open to support scaling up EbA across the world.

Led by IUCN and UNEP, the Global EbA Fund is a quickly deployable mechanism for supporting innovative approaches to EbA. The Fund aims to encourage catalytic initiatives to...