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Beyond assuming co-benefits in Nature-based Solutions: Applying the niche concept for optimizing social and ecological outcomes

Project description

A niche concept for optimal social and environmental results

Urbanisation represents a major global environmental concern since it has significant implications for both human health and natural ecosystems. Nature-based solutions (NbS), which are cost-effective solutions supported by nature in providing a plethora of environmental and social benefits, appear promising. However, NbS performance relies on a uniform approach and does not have the same influence on all cases. In addition, NbS are not grounded on an extensive understanding of the basic processes and functional relations. The EU-funded Niche4NbS project will develop and test a new approach that optimises co-benefits. By implementing the ecological niche concept and a sequence of nature dose-response experiments, the project will offer the capability to predict and plan the best NbS implementation.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 500 000

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 500 000
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments