Regreen promotes urban liveability, through fostering nature-based solutions in Europe and China using evidence-based tools and improved urban governance accelerating the transition towards equitable, green and healthy cities.

Which trees reduce air pollution best?

We are proud to inform you that the research work of our REGREEN colleague Prof. Jun Yang, an urban ecologist from the Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, in Beijing, was highlighted in the article

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5th International Online Conference on New Business Models

30th of June – 2nd of July 2020, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Conference fee 150 euros The COVID19 pandemic has a great impact on us all; what we do, how we live our lives, what we organize.

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Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships URP2020

Under auspices of the Minister of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) Anja Karliczek, the conference “Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020” will take place in Leipzig, Germany, 25–27 November 2020. Regions are

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IUCN WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS

New Date:  7-15 January 2021, Location: Marseille, France The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. The event has three main components: The

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URP 2020 call for papers is open!

By Ellen Banzhaf, WG Geomatics, March 2020 The call for abstracts for the URP2020  is open! Deadline for abstract submission: 31 May 2020. For more information please click here.

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We're looking forward to joining @climatewwf & @OECD_ENV for a discussion on
#NatureBasedSolutions on #WorldEnvironmentDay, part of the #GreenRecoveryDialogues.

Register to attend today:
http://panda.org/oecdwwfgreenrecoverydialogues

Feat. @A_Gurria, @kkemperwb, @cmrodrigueze, @KobieBrand, & more.

📣Poll results at the conclusion of #GLFBonn2020 session on Scaling up solutions to address the triple challenge📣

What would help better policy making for the Triple Challenge?

65% - Integrating policy across #biodiversity, #climate, food, etc

ESPON GRETA project has been a forerunner to describe how to integrate biodiversity and climate challenges into
spatial planning policies. Minister @ClaudeTurmes in the #ESPONmag Watch the video: https://www.espon.eu/esponmag-may-2020

👏 Research work from our @REGREEN_nbs colleague, Jun Yang from @Tsinghua_Uni highlighted in @BBC_Future article. Read more on which trees are best to combat air pollution in cities. 🌳

The best trees to reduce air pollution

Urban trees can help cut air pollution from New York to Beijing, but which trees do the best job? Future Planet weighs up the options.

www.bbc.com

Private climate finance comes to town for #naturebasedsolutions - a critical step towards mainstreaming urban biodiversity & climate responses @Cities4Forests @CitiesWNature @IucnUrban @HelenTox @LMTozer https://twitter.com/adamelman/status/1265268919750844419

Private climate finance comes to town for #naturebasedsolutions - a critical step towards mainstreaming urban biodiversity & climate responses @Cities4Forests @CitiesWNature @IucnUrban @HelenTox @LMTozer https://t.co/oltfRZIBHy
Adam Elman@adamelman

So excited about this €3.75m investment! Nature boost for Berlin as Amazon funds city climate protection #EUBiodiversity @nature_org
https://uk.reuters.com/article/europe-environment-germany-cities/nature-boost-for-berlin-as-amazon-funds-city-climate-protection-idUKL8N2D73C4

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REGREEN OBJECTIVES

  • 01:Integrate knowledge and evidence on benefits from NBS

    REGREEN will review and assess evidence, experience and good practices of NBS, including potential positive as well as negative side effects. REGREEN will capitalise upon existing knowledge in Europe as well as in China, while focusing on how the NBS address key challenges facing urban areas, such as climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and social equity. The project will analyse green and blue infrastructure extensively, also reflecting their socio-spatial configuration, and investigate urban populations’ accessibility, interaction with, and experience of, their natural environment and effects on health and wellbeing. Moreover, we will assess the multiple benefits and values of ecosystem services that good practice NBS provide. (WP2, WP3, WP4; WP5; contributing to Expected impacts (EI 1,2).

  • 02:Develop and test tools to guide, design and plan NBS

    REGREEN will review and assess evidence, experience and good practices of NBS, including potential positive as well as negative side effects. REGREEN will capitalise upon existing knowledge in Europe as well as in China, while focusing on how the NBS address key challenges facing urban areas, such as climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and social equity. The project will analyse green and blue infrastructure extensively, also reflecting their socio-spatial configuration, and investigate urban populations’ accessibility, interaction with, and experience of, their natural environment and effects on health and wellbeing. Moreover, we will assess the multiple benefits and values of ecosystem services that good practice NBS provide. (WP2, WP3, WP4; WP5; contributing to Expected impacts (EI 1,2).

  • 03:Consolidate business and investment models for NBS

    REGREEN will review and assess evidence, experience and good practices of NBS, including potential positive as well as negative side effects. REGREEN will capitalise upon existing knowledge in Europe as well as in China, while focusing on how the NBS address key challenges facing urban areas, such as climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and social equity. The project will analyse green and blue infrastructure extensively, also reflecting their socio-spatial configuration, and investigate urban populations’ accessibility, interaction with, and experience of, their natural environment and effects on health and wellbeing. Moreover, we will assess the multiple benefits and values of ecosystem services that good practice NBS provide. (WP2, WP3, WP4; WP5; contributing to Expected impacts (EI 1,2).

  • 04:Promote NBS in education, governance, and planning

    REGREEN will review and assess evidence, experience and good practices of NBS, including potential positive as well as negative side effects. REGREEN will capitalise upon existing knowledge in Europe as well as in China, while focusing on how the NBS address key challenges facing urban areas, such as climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and social equity. The project will analyse green and blue infrastructure extensively, also reflecting their socio-spatial configuration, and investigate urban populations’ accessibility, interaction with, and experience of, their natural environment and effects on health and wellbeing. Moreover, we will assess the multiple benefits and values of ecosystem services that good practice NBS provide. (WP2, WP3, WP4; WP5; contributing to Expected impacts (EI 1,2).

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Partners

Aarhus University
Aarhus Kommune
Muséum National D’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)
City of Velika Gorica
The University of Exeter
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
ICLEI European Secretariat
Olanis GmbH
Jeplae Consulting
Intugreen
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Tsinghua University
Fundan University
helmholtz zentrum
The Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IUE)
RTH
L'institut Paris Region
SLU
Zelena Energetska Zadruga