Event Detail

24.10.2017 | Tallinn (EE)

Nature-Based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use, 24-26 October, Tallinn (EE)

ECTP is involved in ThinkNature, a Coordination & Support Action co-funded under Horizon 2020. As part of the Presidency of the Estonian Republic of the Council of the European Union, a flagship conference “Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use” will be organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn. The conference will be held in Tallinn from 24 to 26 October 2017.

The conference will address nature-targeted innovation actions involving all societal actors. It will host leading scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs from around the world who will share their experience on how nature-based innovation and eco-innovative technologies can be implemented in many areas of life.

Urbanization and global climate change are creating ever-increasing problems. In combination with smart-city solutions, nature-based solutions (NBS) can offer a wide variety of ways to increase the resilience of cities and the wellbeing of its citizens.

The first day of this three-day conference will feature field vists and side events for organisations related to NBS. The second day will focus on policy and governance of NBS and day three will highlight research and innovation.

The parallel sessions will address five specific themes:

1. Blue-green infrastructure in smart cities
2. Integrated water management through natural systems
3. ICT as a supporting tool for nature based solutions and ecosystems
4. Ecological restoration through eco-innovation
5. Nature-based solutions in circular economy.

More information and registration at https://nbs2017.eu/