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.
🚲 How are bike-based logistics are influencing last-mile deliveries in cities across Europe?
To find out, @ULaaDS interviewed representatives of four companies that have successfully integrated cargo bikes and similar vehicles into their #CityLogistics.
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As companies seek innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint and provide low emission #LastMileDelivery, the potential of e-LCVs has never been clearer.
Our latest insight explores city center use cases of the #URBANIZED vehicle & other e-LCVs.
#Exoskeletons can be used in a variety of businesses & industries.
This was demonstrated during a recent @exskallerate event in Germany, where attendees also learned more about employee health and injury prevention, exo functionality and research findings.
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This week the HOOP partners got together in Porto to celebrate the 3rd General Assembly.
♻️It is always exciting to come together & consider our achievements and the challenges ahead!
Thanks to @lipor_pt for hosting us & showing us around their #biowaste management facilities.