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COproductioN with NaturE for City Transitioning, INnovation and Governance (Connecting Nature)


The overarching objective of Connecting Nature is to position Europe as a global leader in the innovation and implementation of nature-based solutions. The project partners will form a community of cities fostering peer-to-peer, transdisciplinary capacity-building between front-runner, fast-follower and multiplier cities. Connecting Nature will co-develop the policy and practices necessary to scale up urban resilience, innovation and governance via nature-based solutions. An open innovation ecosystem approach bringing together city governments, SMEs, academia and civic society will be used to co-produce usable and actionable knowledge in all cities. Connecting Nature will provide the reference framework for a new generation of urban nature-based solution processes and empower transitioning ambassadors who will globalise this approach through a strategy targeting multiplier cities. This novel approach, coupled with the high capacity of the consortium, makes Connecting Nature an exciting prospect. In addition, linking all open-sourced data to the Oppla platform will ensure perpetuation beyond the end of the project.

Project information


Trinity College Dublin


Stad Genk (Belgium), Glasgow City Council (UK), Miasto Poznan (Poland), Ayuntamiento De A Coruna (Spain), Citta Metropolitana Di Bologna (Italy), Obshtina Burgas (Bulgaria), Municipality Of Ioannina (Greece), Empresa Municipal De Iniciativas Y Actividades Empresariales De Malaga Sa (Spain), Anaptyxiaki Etaireia Lefkosias (Anel) Ltd (Cyprus), Dimos Pavlou Milas (Greece), Sarajevska Regionalna Razvojna Agencija Serda Doo Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Center For Ecological-Noosphere Studies National Academy Of Sciences Of The Republic Of Armenia (Armenia), Dutch Research Institute for Transitions Bv (Netherlands), University of East London (UK), Universidade Da Coruna (Spain), Humboldt-Universitaet Zu Berlin (Germany), Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza W Poznaniu (Poland), University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland), Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara (Romania), Abu International Project Management Limited (Ireland), Bioazul, Sl (Spain), Climate Alliance - Klima-Buendnis - Alianza Del Clima E.V. (Germany), Helix Pflanzen Gmbh (Germany), Iclei European Secretariat Gmbh (Iclei Europasekretariat Gmbh) (Germany), Tti-Technologie-Transfer-Initiativegmbh An Der Universitat Stuttgart (Germany), Gis And Rs Consulting Center Geographic (Georgia), Urbanisticni Institut Republike Slovenije (Slovenia), Oppla Eeig (Netherlands), Greenspace Scotland (UK), Horizon Nua Innovation (Ireland), Stichting Osmos (Netherlands), Chinese Research Academy Of Environmental Sciences (China), Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)

Source of funding

Horizon 2020 - Grant Agreement number: 730222

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Published in Climate-ADAPT May 14 2019   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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