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Activation of NATURE-based solutions for a JUST low carbon transition

Objective

Cities are major energy consumers and significantly contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They have a high density of socio-economic activities and a built environment design that enhance these issues. In this regard, especially developed cities can be exemplars in leading the way towards a low-carbon society, and turning it into an opportunity as recently iterated by the European Green Deal. Such advances can address several other challenges arising from urbanisation and structural socio-economic changes. Cities represent a complex setting, where low income populations are more exposed to environmental ills, environmental and climate impacts are not distributed evenly, environmental qualities are becoming increasingly exclusive to high-income households, and wealthier neighbourhoods are more biologically diverse than others. In this regard, the overall objective of JUSTNature is the activation of nature-based solutions (NbS) by ensuring a just transition to low-carbon cities, based on the principle of the right to ecological space. This in particular refers to the right to clean air and indoor/outdoor thermal comfort for human health and well-being, as well as thriving biodiversity and ecosystems. It also refers to the duty of not constraining the ecological space of others, in particular in relation to the mitigation of climate change and measures required for reducing GHG emissions. JUSTNature will contribute to this vision of shaping low-carbon cities by developing a set of typical Low carbon | High air quality NbS in seven European city practice labs. By activating their just implementation, it will drive the co-design, co-creation and co-decision of supporting interventions with regard to four innovation dimensions: 1) enabling effective governance, 2) enabling NbS system maintenance and operation, 3) enabling innovative business models and market design, and 4) enabling efficient technologies and applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 042 804,50

Participants (18)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 552 750
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 396 190
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 288 375
Address
Tal Oroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RWI - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 457 500
Address
Hohenzollernstrasse 1-3
45128 Essen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ABUD MERNOKIRODA KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 322 875
Address
Szebeni Utca 12
1221 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E2ARC ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH FOR CITIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 597 312,50
Address
Theophiel Van Der Cruyssenhof 9
9080 Lochristi
Activity type
Other
PROSPEX INSTITUTE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 563 750
Address
Victor Oudartstraat 7
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Other
IES R&D
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 399 175
Address
Castleforbes House, Castleforbes Road
Dublin 1
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INLECOM COMMERCIAL PATHWAYS COMPANYLIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 468 750
Address
Core B Block 71 The Plaza Park West
D12 WDN2 Dublin 12
Activity type
Research Organisations
CROWDHELIX LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 294 874,50
Address
Trinity House 7 Georges Quay
T12NAX0 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ISOCARP INSTITUTE CENTER OF URBAN EXCELLENCE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
Laan Van Meerdervoort 70
2517 AN The Hague
Activity type
Research Organisations
KYDON DIMOTIKI ANONYMI ETAIREIA EKMETALLEYSI STATHMOU AYTOKINITON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 375 830
Address
Peridou Kai Ypsilanton 0
731 35 Xania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LANDESHAUPTSTADT MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 648 600
Address
Burgstrasse 4
80331 Muenchen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STAD LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 715 300
Address
Professor Van Overstraetenplein 1
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI MERANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 680 125
Address
Via Portici 192
39012 Merano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 538 150
Address
Vicolo Gumer 7 Sede Municipale
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GZIRA LOCAL COUNCIL
Malta
EU contribution
€ 584 000
Address
283/1 Rue D'argens
GZR 1364 Gzira
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SZOMBATHELY MEGYEI JOGU VAROS ONKORMANYZATA
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 437 300
Address
Kosuth Lajos Utca 1-3
9700 Szombathely
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)