Nature-Based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use

24th October 2017 – 26th October 2017 all-day
Tallinn (EST)

The conference “Nature-based Solutions [NBS]: From Innovation to Common-use” will be organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn. The conference addresses nature-targeted innovation actions involving all societal actors (e.g. leading scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs from around the world). Against this background a main aim of the conference is to share experience on how nature-based innovation and eco-innovative technologies can be implemented in many areas of life.

The first conference day will feature field visits and side events for organisations related to NBS. The second day will focus on policy and governance of NBS and day three will highlight research and innovation.

Main topics:

  • How to increase the use of NBS in Europe and globally?
  • NBS and smart-city-solutions as option for an increasing resilience of cities and the wellbeing of its citizens against the background of increasing urbanization and global climate change.
  • NBS as possibility to solve water problems such as high demand for energy in conventional water treatment plants and the removal of problematic pollutants, floods and extreme rainfall events.
  • The latest Information and Communications Technology solutions such as Geographic Information Systems, environmental data analysis or mobile phone apps (e.g. for monitoring of NBS).

Further details can be found here