Our Planet suffers from human activities. As scientists, we know more and more about our environment, about processes, rates of change, new threats and risks. However, the challenges seem to grow quicker than the solutions we can create.

This conference aims to focus on the scientific research towards finding solutions for the societal issues of our time. TERRAenVISION promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. To bring scientists and stakeholders that have the same goal, work on the same societal issue, but have different scientific backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our society to a more sustainable situation. In this conference, we want to link to International policies such as the sustainable Development Goals, the UN Climate conventions, CAP and COP.

Environmental issues we would like to highlight and discuss:

This conference is framed around themes. Each theme is kicked off by two plenary keynote speeches of 20 min, followed by a discussion. After the plenary session, a range of different parallel sessions will be organised.

We also want to stress that the conference is not only for scientists, but also warmly would like to invite people from outside the scientific world.

The themes:

  1. Climate change: Mitigation and Adaptation
  2. Water Resources: Quality and Quantity
  3. Land Degradation and Restoration
  4. Nature based solutions
  5. Fire in the earth system, effects and prevention
  6. Ecosystem services and Health
  7. Science interface: with policy and public

The session on nature-based solutions is called: “Nature-based solutions for environmental, social and economic challenges.

The session aims to give an overview of case studies and developments of new theoretical/analytical tools and methods to demonstrate the effectiveness and sustainability of (different types of) NBS depending on local conditions.

Find the full programme of the conference here and register here.

Date: 
29/01/2018 to 01/02/2018
Time: 
11:00am - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
  • Department of Geography and History, University of Barcelona, Carrer de Montalegre 6-8,, 
  • Barcelona, 
  • Spain 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions