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Nature-based Solutions Conference 2024: Growing Positive Change

Events | June 18, 2024

📅18-20 June 2024 📍Oxford, UK Over three days and nine sessions, we will bring together interdisciplinary researchers with practitioners and decision makers from the public and private sectors, as well as Indigenous voices from around the world, to discuss and co-create an action plan for nature-bas […]

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NATURANCE Project Festival

Events | May 23, 2024

📅23-24 May 2024 📍Laxenburg, Austria The first NATURANCE Festival is set to take place on May 23-24, 2024, in Laxenburg, Austria. NATURANCE is a 3.5-year Horizon Europe project which examines the technical, financial and operational feasibility and performance of soluti […]

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Accelerating urban nature-based solutions: A Latin America-European collaboration

Events | May 15, 2024

📅15-17 May 2024 📍Barcelona, Spain Cities face urgent global and local challenges to support biodiversity, social cohesion, wellbeing, livelihoods and resilience to climate change. We need nature-based solutions and restored ecosystems to address these priorities. Invaluable experience and good prac […]

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The Nature of Cities Festival 2024

Events | April 15, 2024

Pushing the boundaries of collaborative engagement, drawing urban thought leaders and changemakers together to build better cities. A three week series of interconnected events: 📅15-26 April 2024, 📍Virtual 📅4-7 June 2024 📍Berlin TNOC Festival is knowledge-centered, knowledge-led, and action-dr […]

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2024 Ocean Decade Conference Off-site Satellite Event: Financing nature-based solutions for a sustainable blue economy

Events | April 9, 2024

Financing is crucial for scaling up (NBS) nature-based solutions. One of the major challenges for financing NBS is that the benefits derived from projects are difficult to cash in. 📅April 9th 2024 📍Barcelona, Spain & Online (Hybrid) Organised by members from NetworkNature+ Taskforce 3 on financ […]

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Nature Futures 2024

Events | March 6, 2024

📅6 March 2024 📍Dublin & Online Following on from the success of Nature Futures 2023 in March last year, Nature Futures 2024 will follow the same paired discussion format on Wednesday 6th of March, 2024. Six industry leaders will be paired in 3 x 20 minute sessions exploring the key challenges a […]

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PEOPLE AND PLANET: FROM THEORY TO SOLUTIONS 2024

Events | February 13, 2024

This international conference will bring together researchers, decision makers, specialists and other stakeholders interested in planetary health, sustainability and wellbeing. 📅13-15 February 2024 📍Lahti, Finland Participation includes 3 days of transdisciplinary sessions, discussions, presentatio […]

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CITIES TALK NATURE – Business Insights: NBS public procurement experiences

Events | December 7, 2023

Join us on 7 December 2023, as part of the CITIES TALK NATURE: Business Insights series, as we hear from small and medium sized nature-based solution enterprises who have experience with nature-based solutions public procurement. 📅7 December 2023, 16:00-17:30 CET 📍Online In this webinar, we will an […]

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COP 28 – United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023

Events | November 30, 2023

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, will be held in Dubaï from November 30 until December 12 under the presidency of the United Arab  Emirates.  📅30 November – 12 December 2023 📍Dubai, UAE The  The First Global Stocktake (GST) of the implementatio […]

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Grafting Cities: Cultivating our common future

Events | October 18, 2023

In cities and towns across Europe, an ambitious and just transformation is already taking root. Whether through nature-based solutions, local CO2 pricing to guide climate-friendly procurement, renovation campaigns to combat energy poverty, the improvement of sustainable mobility infrastructure with […]

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Nature-based Solutions Conference 2024: Growing Positive Change

📅18-20 June 2024📍Oxford, UK Over three days and nine sessions, we will bring together interdisciplinary researchers with practitioners and decision makers from the public and private sectors, as well as Indigenous voices from around the world, to discuss and co-create an action plan for nature-based solutions to support positive social-environmental change. We will examine the…

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NATURANCE Project Festival

📅23-24 May 2024📍Laxenburg, Austria The first NATURANCE Festival is set to take place on May 23-24, 2024, in Laxenburg, Austria. NATURANCE is a 3.5-year Horizon Europe project which examines the technical, financial and operational feasibility and performance of solutions built on a combination of disaster risk financing and Nature-based solutions investments. The ultimate goal of the project is to encourage adoption of…

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Accelerating urban nature-based solutions: A Latin America-European collaboration

📅15-17 May 2024📍Barcelona, Spain Cities face urgent global and local challenges to support biodiversity, social cohesion, wellbeing, livelihoods and resilience to climate change. We need nature-based solutions and restored ecosystems to address these priorities. Invaluable experience and good practice exist around the world in many different socio-cultural, ecological and governance contexts. There is now a…

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The Nature of Cities Festival 2024

Pushing the boundaries of collaborative engagement, drawing urban thought leaders and changemakers together to build better cities. A three week series of interconnected events: 📅15-26 April 2024, 📍Virtual 📅4-7 June 2024📍Berlin TNOC Festival is knowledge-centered, knowledge-led, and action-driven. The 2024 theme of “Action” focuses our attention on translating knowledge from various sources to results on the…

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2024 Ocean Decade Conference Off-site Satellite Event: Financing nature-based solutions for a sustainable blue economy

Financing is crucial for scaling up (NBS) nature-based solutions. One of the major challenges for financing NBS is that the benefits derived from projects are difficult to cash in. 📅April 9th 2024📍Barcelona, Spain & Online (Hybrid) Organised by members from NetworkNature+ Taskforce 3 on financing and business models for NBS in a Nature-Positive Economy, the…

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Blog: Bridging benefits and economics with Invest4Nature

On July 1st, 2022, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH – LIFE, the Institute for Climate, Energy and Society (JR) and 14 Partners and Living Labs from 8 different European countries started into the Horizon Europe Project “Invest4Nature – the economics of Nature-based Solutions”. The motivation for this project was that it was evident from other projects…

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How does exploitation work? Overcome the Valley of Death with innovation management activities.

European Commission funds innovative ideas, research, and solutions with the aim of boosting the EU’s competitiveness and growth. Besides that, the Horizon Europe programme shall help to tackle climate change and to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. As an expert in Exploitation, also called innovation management, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum works as an enabler and…

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Open survey: Nature-based enterprises

Are you an enterprise working with and for nature on nature-based solutions? Then we invite you to take part in Invest4Nature’s open survey ! We in Invest4Nature are seeking to understand the supply side of the nature-based solutions (NBS) market in Europe. This is key meeting the existing demand and achieving biodiversity net gain by…

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Invest4Nature Newsletter #2 is out!

We’ve published our second issue of the Invest4Nature Newsletter! Read more to catch up on the latest progress of our partners in enabling more investments in nature-based solutions!

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Rooted in Resilience: Tyrolean Protective Forests and Climate Solutions

Tyrol – Heart of the Alps. A landscape covered by rugged mountains and rolling valleys. Here, forests play a special role, a constant presence on the mountain sides, yet dynamic and ever changing like the seasons. The Alpine region of Tyrol has a long tradition in handling natural hazards. With only 12 % habitable area,…

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Blog: Driving Local solutions for Modena: “Rewriting the adaptation narrative” at CAIC 2023

Climate Alliance International Conference (CAIC) 2023 in Modena Invest4Nature was represented at this year’s Climate Alliance International Conference, which took place from October 18th to October 20th in Modena, Italy. Apart from Climate Alliance, the city network of Energy Cities was also present at the conference, with had more than 400 registered participants from over…

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Boosting greenery in Poznan with private investment

Situated in Poland, Poznan is one of the country’s oldest cities. It boasts a unique ecological landscape characterized by a configuration of ‘green wedges’ arising due to its landscape features, historical conditions, and system of river valleys. The city is surrounded by natural spaces along river valleys in both north-south and east-west directions. In areas…

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Afforestation projects and financing mechanisms within the Aarhus Living Lab

The Aarhus municipality in Denmark invests about 600.000 € per year on afforestation projects on former agricultural land to provide much needed recreational areas for a growing population in the second largest city in Denmark. This serves to protect the drinking water resource and surface water quality, and to sequester carbon and improve biodiversity over…

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Blog: Insights from the Cities Talk Nature Conference

Climate Alliance represented Invest4Nature at the “Cities Talk Nature Conference: Unlocking the Potential of Underutilized Urban Areas” organized by the Interlace project on Thursday, May 11th, and Friday, May 12th, 2023, in Chemnitz, Germany. The conference centered around the crucial role of creating and preserving urban nature in the face of climate and biodiversity crises.…

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Published! Invest4Nature’s first Newsletter

Invest4Nature’s first newsletter is here! Since our Kick-off meeting in Graz, Austria, our project has been off to a good start! What to expect in this first issue ? We’ve brought together the most important basics about Invest4Nature and asked our consortium partners to tell us more:

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How EU Taxonomy supports investments in Nature

Invest4Nature Expert Linda Romanovska (Melomys Advisory), is an appointed member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance (“The Platform”) – the technical high-level advisory body to the European Commission tasked with the development of EU Taxonomy of sustainable economic activities. Last month the Platform started work on the second 2-year mandate. In this article Linda…

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