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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

Nature-based solutions at the G20 Summit in Osaka

4 July 2019

Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian, and Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, met at the G20 in Osaka summit and discussed the importance of increasing financing for nature-based solutions .

The group underlined the...Read more