Natural ecosystems provide essential services to all communities who either directly or indirectly rely on them. This includes the permanent storage of carbon, air and water purification, attenuation of heat stress, soil and marine sediment retention, provision of natural resources, regulation of local and regional climate patterns, among many others.
Current socioeconomic models still fail to fully recognise the important role of natural assets for people, economies and the planet and to prioritise their conservation and recovery. Climate change, pollution, extractivism and other anthropogenic activities are deteriorating the world’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems at an unprecedented rate, which has led to a global climate and biodiversity crisis.
With the current rate of depletion of our natural assets and of the services they provide, the need to rethink the models that govern how our societies and economies relate to nature becomes ever more important.
Bring together the right stakeholders to transfer knowledge and take action on all necessary levels from policy (nature directors, NGOs) to practice (farmers, landowners, fishers).
Develop, test and scale models and solutions (e.g., policies and governance, financing schemes, data) that prioritise the multiple values of natural assets and ecosystem services.
Raise the profile of nature-based solutions as an effective way to address the challenges we face today (eutrophication, climate change, soil degradation, water and air pollution).
Drive environmentally-positive behavioural change through awareness raising and capacity building.
Lightweight materials look to play a significant role in the phase-out of the internal combustion engine.
ELCA strengthens European leadership in the field of #lightweight materials and technologies. Learn more about ELCA here 👉 https://elcanetwork.eu/
Read the latest report from the @MobiMix_2Seas project and learn why #mobilityhubs are perceived to be one of the several solutions that cities and regions could consider for more #sustainable mobility breaking away from the ‘car is king’ model.
Read the report below 👇
Looking forward to hearing more about the physical testing happening at @ApplusIDIADA this week!
You can read more about @SAFE_UP_'s mission to proactively protect people inside and outside of the vehicle here 👉 https://www.safe-up.eu/
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