EU Policy Agenda for Research on Nature Based Solutions

In this paper, the EU documents the Horizon 2020 areas of research and innovation related to nature based solutions. Four principle goals that nature based solutions address are: to create more sustainable practices in urban areas, improve the positive environmental impact in degraded ecosystems, find new ways to prevent and reduce current carbon emissions, and develop more efficient risk-prevention practices. There are seven specific action initiatives are proposed to address these goals. Some are: transforming current public areas into green spaces, using bio-materials as clean energy sources, and using natural organisms as biosequestration sources to store carbon emissions.

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