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The URBAN GreenUP catalogue of Nature-Based solutions is now public

Insect Hotel
25 July 2018
URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available on the project’s website.

The catalogue aims at fostering the global uptake of the URBAN GreenUP approach by providing cities worldwide with robust indicators on how to embrace urban challenges using...

State of Water report published by EEA

Lake Cap-de-Long in French Hautes-Pyrenees, At an elevation of 2161 m its 130 deap. Its created by grate dam used for hydroelectric energy station.
24 July 2018
European waters getting cleaner, but big challenges remain

The 'state of water' report published by the European Environment Agency shows that despite progress in improving the quality of Europe’s lakes, rivers, coastal waters and groundwater sources, threats such as pollution, structures like...

Liverpool, a frontrunner city in re-naturing public spaces

22 June 2018
The English city is leaving behind its maritime past by introducing innovative green solutions into its urban spaces.

If you happen to swing by Liverpool in the future, you will probably see a tree urban drainage system in Bold Street, where people frequently shop.

Surface water flooding...

City Finance Lab opens its first call for ideas

City Finance Lab
21 June 2018

The City Finance Lab (CFL), a joint venture between EIT Climate-KIC and South Pole, has opened its first call for cutting edge climate finance solutions for cities.

Selected ideas will be announced in early September and will receive guidance to develop and improve their proposals from...

PEGASUS Case Studies on Oppla

5 June 2018

PEGASUS is a Horizon 2020 project led by the Institute for European Environmental Policy that is helping to achieve the EU2020 vision of ‘smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’ regarding the use of agricultural and forestry land.

A major element of the PEGASUS project are 34 case...

EKLIPSE Open Calls for Involvement and Funding

23 May 2018

The purpose of EKLIPSE is to answer questions affecting biodiversity and make evidence-based decisions through a request process which involves inviting decision-makers, practitioners or other stakeholders to submit proposals via different types of Calls.

EKLIPSE currently has a number...

Wroclaw creates space for nature-based solutions to improve quality of life

18 May 2018

The city of Wroclaw in Poland is one of the frontrunner cities of the GrowGreen project, which is creating new high quality green spaces in order to demonstrate how nature can contribute to improving the local climate, urban water management and air quality. Green roofs, green walls and pocket...

New EKLIPSE Reports now available

1 May 2018
The Impacts of artificial Electromagnetic Radiation on Wildlife

The reports from a web-conference organised by EKLIPSE in January are now available.

The web-conference discussed the Impacts of artificial ElectroMagnetic Radiation (EMR) on wildlife (flora and fauna). The aim of the web-...

New paper: Benefit-to-cost ratios of wetland and reef restoration

Municipality of Sluis, the Netherlands: newly developed tidal nature in combination with recreation and coastal defense at Waterdunen project
11 April 2018

'Comparing the cost effectiveness of nature-based and coastal adaptation: A case study from the Gulf Coast of the United States' has recently been published in Plos One. The paper finds that wetland and reef restoration in the Gulf can yield benefit-to-cost ratios of above 3.5 on average,...