News articles

Approaches to financing nature-based solutions in cities

17 April 2019

This is a guest article from Laura Baroni , on behalf of the GrowGreen project.

In the framework of the Horizon 2020 project GrowGreen Trinomics and IUCN have developed an overview of financing approaches that can be used to deliver nature-based solutions (NBS) in...Read more

New nature documentary Our Planet released

5 April 2019

A new nature documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough has been released on Netflix. The documentary is a call to action to protect the environment.

The eight part series aims to convey the variety of life on Earth and the threats it faces. Throughout the series the impact of...Read more

New Brochure on investing in European success

28 March 2019

The European Union has recognised sustainable urbanisation as a global challenge. EU research and innovation programmes are helping cities to become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable in Europe and other cities worldwide.

A new booklet showcases 23 successful EU-funded projects...Read more


Call for Papers on nature-based Solutions

27 March 2019

Team members from Horizon 2020 project UNaLab are guest editing a special issue of the Open Access journal ‘ Resources ’.

The topic for the special issue is “Nature-based Solutions for Urban Global Climate Change Adaptation”. UNaLab is now inviting papers that address one or more of the...Read more

A new, easy way to share nature-based solutions knowledge.

21 March 2019

Oppla and Connecting Nature have developed a free software tool that will make it easier for organisations and projects to share case studies and other nature-based solutions (NBS) information.

The new API (Application Programming Interface) is freely available from Oppla and can be...Read more

New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

8 March 2019

This press release was originally posted on the EU Environment website .

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, declared today by the UN General Assembly, aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and...Read more

Three ways to improve ecosystem monitoring and evaluation

1 March 2019

Guest article from: Kerry Waylen , Senior researcher at The James Hutton Institute, on behalf of the " Monitoring and Evaluation for Ecosystem Management (MEEM) team.

Ecosystems are increasingly under pressure from unsustainable demands and a changing climate. Adaptive management can...Read more