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Fostering nature-based solutions for smart, green and healthy urban transitions in Europe and China

Objective

Urban systems globally experience significant and interlinked societal challenges including pressures on public health and well-being and growing inequalities and social disruption. At the same time, urban systems are particularly vulnerable to impacts of climate change and suffer from degraded or lack of natural ecosystems to help alleviate these impacts. A promising approach to deal with these challenges is to work with nature’s capacity and qualities in a sustainability perspective. Working with nature in urban settings has advantages over other approaches: multi-functionality, multi-benefits and cost-effectiveness. Nature Based Solutions (NBS) are interventions that seek to restore, improve, enhance or conserve natural capital and biodiversity in terms of habitats or ecosystems. Subsequently, these ecosystems provide enhanced multiple ecosystem services that contribute to social and economic benefits, reducing the urban societal challenges. They can help build climate resilience in cities, improve liveability, and in collaboration with other urban priorities contribute to building inclusive communities, closing social equality gaps, while promoting innovative businesses and jobs. The aim of Regreen is to generate evidence for how Nature-based solutions (NBS) underpinned by improved urban governance, and public and private participation can systematically integrate ecosystem services and biodiversity and advocate their benefits and values in urban planning to meet societal challenges including climate change resilience, public health and well-being, and social inclusion. Co-creation with urban planners, citizens and business in urban living labs and educational programs for children ensure long-term sustainability of solutions, and support to business development assist further realization. This to accelerate the crucial transition toward smart, green and healthy cities in Europe and China.
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Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Address

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 014 016,60

Participants (18)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 540 910

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 326 150

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 484 178,75

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 340 406,25

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 392 306,25

MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 311 320

AARHUS KOMMUNE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 210 796,25

INSTITUT D'AMENAGEMENT ET D'URBANISME DE LA REGION D'ILE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 197 463,75

ZELENA ENERGETSKA ZADRUGA ZA USLUGE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 178 901,25

INSTITUTE OF URBAN ENVIRONMENT, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

China

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 344 200

GRAD VELIKA GORICA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 112 310

OLANIS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 84 601,25

LAESSOE JEPPE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 98 826

RICHARD HARDIMAN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 104 301,19

INTUGREEN IVS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 255 484,30

SHANGHAI UNIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 821016

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

H2020-EU.3.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 222 604,84

  • EU contribution

    € 4 996 171,84

Coordinated by:

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark