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Research to support innovating with nature

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There is a need for a major transition in society to support the global aim for a more sustainable future. Nature has a tremendous potential to support such transition through the benefits it provides to human well-being. Research supports the knowledge-base that is required to enable a nature-based transition.

These are some of the key points from a policy day ‘Innovating with nature’ that was held on 1 March in Brussels. The meeting was hosted by Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP and organised by the European Commission DG Research & Innovation with two of its research projects on turning ecosystem services into practice: OpenNESS and OPERAs.

Eurosite member European Centre for Nature Conservation-ECNC is involved in the OpenNESS project.

The full article about the policy day can be found on the OpenNESS website.