URBAN GreenUP is a project funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. Its objective is the development, application and replication of Renaturing Urban Plans in a number of European and non-European partner cities with the aim to mitigate the effects of climate change, improve air quality and water management, as well as to increase the sustainability of our cities through innovative nature-based solutions.
weADAPT is a collaborative platform on climate adaptation issues. It allows practitioners, researchers and policy-makers to access credible, high-quality information and connect with one another. It is designed to facilitate learning, exchange, collaboration and knowledge integration to build a professional community of research and practice on adaptation issues while developing policy-relevant tools and guidance for adaptation planning and decision-making.
RECONNECT aims to contribute to European reference framework on Nature Based Solutions (NBSs) by demonstrating, referencing and upscaling large scale NBSs and by stimulating a new culture for 'land use planning' that links the reduction of risks with local and regional development objectives in a sustainable way.
The OPERANDUM (OPEn-air laboRAtories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage environmental risks) project develops nature-based solutions (NBSs) to mitigate the impact of hydro-meteorological phenomena in risk-prone areas. Within OPERANDUM, nature-based solutions (NBSs) will be tested as mitigating factors to flooding, landslides, coastal erosion, droughts and salt intrusion on extra-urban territories.
NetworkNature is a resource for the nature-based solutions community, creating opportunities for local, regional and international cooperation to maximise the impact and spread of nature-based solutions. The project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme.
limate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. People and states worldwide are already affected by its destructive impacts. Especially developing countries are vulnerable to global warming and its consequences. Adaptation to climate change is a strategy with the ultimate goal of avoiding harm and costs that can arise from doing business as usual without taking climate change into consideration.The Paris Agreement underlines the importance of adaptation and anchors the need for it in the international agenda.
For a living mountain in the face of climate change: facilitating the adaptation of the forests of the Ariège Pyrenees Regional Natural ParkThis project is part of the LIFE Artisan programme and aims to adapt the forests of the French Pyrenees to climate change.Several new management technics will be tested in the French Pyrenees such as : • Tree's stand renewal • Management to facilitate the establishment and growth of future natural regeneration• Facilitating the establishment of an understorey that will protect the development of future seedlings against overheating and windstorms
MEDACC is a European LIFE project which tests innovative solutions geared towards adapting Mediterranean agroforestry and urban systems to the impacts of climate change. It contributes to the design and development of adaptation strategies and policies being implemented regionally and nationally in the Euro-Mediterranean area. In Catalonia, the project has been a highly valuable tool relative to implementation of the Catalan Climate Change Strategy (ESCACC 2013-2020).
Eco-friendly revegation practices. The programme provides guidance to managers of mountain areas (ski resorts, municipalities, natural parks, farms and livestock operations, etc.) around best practices for enhancing topsoil and planting local species.
European forests play a crucial role in Europe’s carbon balances—their climate change mitigation impact accounts for 13% of all EU emissions. This is mainly due to their carbon storage capacity, carbon fixation in trees and in wood products, and their replacement of fossil fuels. However, in recent years the first symptoms of forest carbon sink saturation have been observed and are predicted to get worse. Reversing this trend will require forest management practices which strengthen the capacity of forests to mitigate the effects of climate change.