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European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO)

Events | October 18, 2023

EURESFO: connecting cities for a resilient future. REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! 📅18-20 October 2023 📍Cascais, Portugal In 2023 is the 10th anniversary edition of the EURESFO The European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) is a  unique exchange platform for city representatives, experts and stakehold […]

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21st European Week of Regions and Cities 2023

Events | October 9, 2023

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. 📅9-12 October 2023 […]

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6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2023

Events | June 19, 2023

This year’s ECCA Conference is organized by the Joint Programme Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe” (JPI Climate), together with the MAGICA project, supported by the European Commission. It will be an in-person event over two days for up to 500 people with live streaming of all ple […]

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Innovation in finance for Nature-based Solutions Webstival

Events | June 14, 2023

The virtual festival (web festival) will explore the potential of financial innovations fostering the adoption of nature-based solutions and nature restoration! 📅14-15 June 2023 📍Online This webstival is hosted by Invest4Nature’s sister project, NATURANCE. The event will feature a series of interac […]

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Brussels Urban Summit 2023

Events | June 12, 2023

The Brussels Urban Summit from 12 to 15 June 2023 is a unique gathering is an initiative of Brussels Capital Region, Eurocities, Metropolis and the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiativ. 📅12-15 June 2023 📍Brussels, Belgium The challenges facing cities today are vast. Climate change, m […]

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NetworkNature Annual Event: Enabling transformation through and for nature-based solutions

Events | June 8, 2023

As NetworkNature comes to an end and prepares the ground for the next chapter, NetworkNaturePlus, the Nature-based Solutions (NbS) community comes together once again to discuss the transformative nature of NbS.  📅8 June 2023, 9:00 – 20:00 📍Brussels, Belgium Through interviews, presentations, […]

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Nature-based solutions and your business

Events | June 7, 2023

Are you a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise or initiative interested in nature-based solutions or a nature-based enterprise? 📅7 June 2023 📍Brussels, Belgium Network Nature invites you to a hands-on workshop where you get to work on NBS and respective business models together with experts in t […]

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25th European Forum on Urban Forestry 2023

Events | May 24, 2023

Kraków, Poland | We are happy to announce the 25th European Forum on Urban Forestry that will be co-organised this year by the European Forest Institute, the Sendzimir Foundation and the Kraków Municipal Greenspace Authority, and is part of the Horizon 2020-funded CLEARING HOUSE […]

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Cities Talk Nature Conference: Unlocking the potential of underutilised urban areas

Events | May 11, 2023

Join the Interlace Hub and other municipal representatives at the Pentagon in Chemnitz for two days of keynote presentations, pitch sessions, interactive workshops (day 1) and field trips (day 2)! 📅11-12 May 2023 📍Chemnitz, Germany Underutilised spaces such as brownfields, abandoned indus […]

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Making the Case for Nature-Based Solutions

Events | April 25, 2023

Tuesday 25th April, 12:00-12:45 CEST, online Interested in investing in nature-based solutions but need to know more about measuring the return on your investment?: You are not alone. Even though investment in NBS is on the rise, the full range of economic and societal benefits for NBS are not wide […]

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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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The Nature of Cities Festival 2024

Pushing the boundaries of collaborative engagement, drawing urban thought leaders and changemakers together to build better cities. Following the virtual sessions on the 15th -25th of April, comes the in-person event in Berlin! A three week series of interconnected events. 📅3-7 June 2024📍Berlin TNOC Festival is knowledge-centered, knowledge-led, and action-driven. The 2024 theme of “Action” focuses…

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NATURANCE Finance Innovation Festival

Insurance and Investment Opportunities for Nature-based Solutions 📅23-24 May 2024📍Laxenburg, Austria The first NATURANCE Festival is set to take place on May 23-24, 2024, in Laxenburg, Austria. The festival aims to bring together various communities involved in climate risk assessment, policy analysis, financial innovation, and advocacy for nature-based solutions. Its objectives include: Please find attached more information on the event,…

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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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Widening the tent: getting business and enterprise involved in urban greening

Everyone knows that city councils and communities play an important role in urban greening. But what about business and enterprises? Much less is known about their involvement – what challenges and opportunities do they face? What changes would they like to see? These and many other questions are explored in this blog post which draws…

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UN Ocean Decade Side Event organized by NIVA

In collaboration with partners from NetworkNature, GoNaturePositive and C-FAARER, and as part of the Invest4Nature project, NIVA organized the off-site satellite event on Financing Nature-based Solutions (NBS) for a Sustainable Blue Economy. This hybrid event, held on 9 April, served as a platform to discuss ongoing projects such as Invest4Nature, C-FAARER, and GoNaturePositive. It was…

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NBE Survey Intermediary Results Shared at Nature Futures 2024

Nature Futures 2024 assembled leading entrepreneurs from various sectors including regenerative agriculture, forestry, tourism, green buildings, and the blue economy. They gathered to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities confronting nature-based enterprises in their respective fields, as well as the broader scaling of nature-based solutions. Oisin Klinkenbergh was the first to speak at Nature Futures,…

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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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