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EUROPARC Federation currently represents 365 members. These include protected areas, governmental departments, NGO's and businesses in 36 countries, who themselves manage the green jewels of Europe's land, sea, mountains, forests, rivers and cultural heritage. Nature knows no boundaries and we therefore facilitate international co-operation in all aspects of protected area management to further and improve and conserve our shared natural inheritance. We endeavour to exchange expertise, experience and best practise as well as to collaborate with others to ensure the value and meaning of protected areas is at the heart of Europe.
If you want to find out more about who we are or what we do please follow these links or use the menu at the top of the page to navigate through the EUROPARC network and its work. Within the site you will also find interesting information about whats on and new within the Federation and Brussels and downloadable copies of some of our publications in our library.
Follow this link for address of the Regensburg office, the Brussels office and staff contact details.
E-Consultation on Nature-Based Solutions
Nature can play a strong role in tackling today’s greatest societal challenges. EUROPARC’s network of Protected Areas represent valuable assets to our society, providing innovative ideas for nature-based solutions.
Together, we can position Europe as a world leader both in Research & Innovation on nature-based solutions and in the global market for nature-based solutions.
The European Commission is developing an EU Research and Innovation policy on nature-based solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Nature-based solutions can transform societal challenges into innovation opportunities by capitalising on existing knowledge and turning natural capital into a source for green growth and sustainable development. These solutions are inspired and supported by nature, while maintaining and enhancing natural capital. They are sustainable measures that simultaneously meet environmental, social and economic objectives.
This e-consultation is part of a multi-stakeholder dialogue that will contribute to developing a comprehensive EU Research & Innovation policy framework for nature-based solutions. It provides the opportunity to contribute your view and expertise on potential innovation opportunities, relevant examples, and related research and innovation needs for nature-based solutions.
EUROPARC invites knowledge holders and providers, policy-makers, implementers and market players, users and society at large - from local, regional, national, EU and global level to participate in this e-consultation initiated by the European Commission in co-operation with the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS).
Process and participation confirmation
Engaging in this anonymous collaborative online dialogue (of max. 80 minutes) from your PC/tablet is easy (http://www.synthetron.com/how-synthetron-works/) and will be triggered by documents sent to registered participants. The four discussion sessions are:
- Improved Risk Management and Resilience – 10:00 CET
- Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems – 12:00 CET
- Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – 14:00 CET
- Sustainable Urbanisation – 16:00 CET
Click here to register (until 7th of November 2014).
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