News articles

Playing our way to a greener city

10 October 2019

Guest article from Heidi Johansson, ERRIN & Spela Zalokar, ENOLL

In September, the UNaLab project took part in the Science Is Wonderful exhibition, which was organised as part of the EU Research & Innovation Days . The aim was on the one hand to present the UNaLab project to the...Read more

Nature-based solutions announced at Climate Action Summit

4 October 2019

At the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 UN chief António Guterres gathered the world’s political, business and civil society leaders in New York in an effort to jump start action on climate change.

Dozens of promises were made by governments, civil society and business. The promises were...Read more

Nature-based solutions – share your ideas

20 September 2019

Nature-based solutions are now widely being adopted to tackle societal challenges. The European Commission has supported cutting-edge research and innovation in nature-based solutions through Horizon 2020. There is a growing body of case studies and other evidence in Oppla, the EU repository for...Read more

Public Consultation on Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

4 September 2019

IUCN has launched the second public consultation on the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions.

The standard aims to create a common understanding and consensus on what constitutes a good nature-based solutions. It is intended to be a simple yet robust hands-on tool that informs...Read more

​The Economics of Biodiversity: Call for Evidence

23 August 2019

A call for evidence from a new independent global review on the Economics of Biodiversity is open.

The review on the Economics of Biodiversity , commissioned by the UK Government, will be led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta and will report ahead of the 15th meeting of the Conference of...Read more

ERDF announce funding for five nature-based solutions urban projects

8 August 2019

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has announced it will provide over €18 million in funding for five urban projects under the theme “Sustainable land use and nature based solutions”

The funding follows the 4th Urban Innovative Actions call for proposals. A total of 20 new...Read more

Horizon Europe 2021-2024 Survey

18 July 2019

The European Commission is inviting individuals and organisations to help shape future research and innovation investment.

With a proposed budget of €100 billion from 2021 to 2027, the Horizon Europe framework programme represents the largest collaborative multinational research and...Read more