The new Nordic hub for nature-based solutions is launched!

S-ITUATION researchers Annette Baattrup-Pedersen, Dominik Zak, Leonard Sandin, Samaneh Nickayin, Ingvild Skumlien Furuseth and Caroline Enge all joined the launch of the Nordic NBS hub i Copenhagen.

Members of the S-ITUATION team met in Copenhagen to attend the launch of the new NetworkNature Nordic hub.

“We live in uncertain times, so working together is more important than ever”

– Jonas Wendel, general secretary of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The NetworkNature Nordic Hub was launched 13. october 2022. The event started with words of encouragement by the Nordic Council of Ministers, but also with a reminder of the recent publication of a report by WWF showing the decline in global species populations since 1970 by 69 %.

This underlines the need for urgent action on the climate and biodiversity crises.

Jóna Ólavsdóttir presented the new Nordic Hub which is part of the NetworkNature initiative.

Nordic pilot projects

One way of addressing these issues together, is through the implementation of nature-based solutions that provide benefits both for humans and nature.

Now the Nordic research community have better opportunities for networking and learning from each other through a new network.

Visit the Nordic Hub here

During the event we also presented the S-ITUATION project and got to learn more about other pilot projects on nature-based solutions in the Nordic programme.

S-ITUATION leader Leonard Sandin presented the project during the event. (Photo: Caroline Enge)

Platform for knowledge exhange

The NetworkNature Nordic hub will be a platform for networking and exchanging knowledge on nature-based solutions in the Nordic region.

It also provides examples of nature-based solutions in the Nordic region and will facilitate events and webinars.

NetworkNature is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research programme, and is a resource for those who work with NBS to facilitate local, regional and international cooperation.

The Nordic hub is one of several recently established national and regional hubs of the network.

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