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EU Valuing Nature Programme and Network

Objective

The overall objective of EU-VNP-Net is to establish, support and energise an EU Valuing Nature Network of Networks (EU-VNN) and to implement a prioritised EU Valuing Nature Programme (EU-VNP) that, together, build synergies and collaborations among relevant existing and emerging networks (global, EU, national, sector, thematic, research and innovation), accelerate mainstreaming and operationalization of natural capital (NC) by businesses across the EU – in particular through uptake of NC assessment, NC accounting (NCA), nature-based solutions (NBS) and green infrastructure (GI) – and thereby contribute to the green economy and sustainable development. The EU-VNP will: (1) bring together, taking stock of and showcase relevant work being undertaken in the EU; (2) shape business perception in the EU of the value of nature as a business opportunity and as a means of reducing business risk and fostering sustainable business; (3) facilitate corporate uptake in the EU of the Natural Capital Protocol, which enables businesses to integrate NC in to business decision-making frameworks and models; (4) stimulate uptake in the EU of NCA so that businesses and their stakeholders are better aware of the value of nature in relation to business, and strengthen coherence between private and public sector work on NCA; (5) stimulate uptake in the EU of NBS, GI and related ecosystem-based solutions that enable businesses to reduce impacts and dependencies on NC and deliver benefits for both nature and business; (6) ensure that approaches adopted are optimal and scientifically rigorous; (7) explore options for a longer-term EU-VNN and/or EU-VNP beyond end of project. EU-VNP-Net will deliver impact through: (1) mainstreaming NC assessment, NCA, NBS and GI in business decision-making frameworks and models; (2) business decision-makers acknowledging the micro-and macro-economic relevance and value of NC approaches; (3) attracting private and public funding for further adoption.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES
Address
Chartered Accountants Hall Moorgate Place
EC2R 5EA London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 995 611,25

Participants (4)

WORLD BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 435 743,75
Address
Chemin Eugene-rigot 2 Maison De La Paix
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 318 937,50
Address
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
Activity type
Research Organisations
UICN, BUREAU DE REPRESENTATION AUPRES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 99 650
Address
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 64
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
OPPLA EEIG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 342 483,75
Address
Kreitenmolenstraat 86
5071 BH Udenhout
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)