Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use

This conference will bring together leading scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs to share experience on how nature-based innovation (NBS) and eco-innovative technologies can be concretely implemented and contribute to tackling societal challenges and create jobs.

The conference will also highlight the latest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions that can have a strong supporting effect on the development of NBSs.

The conference is organised by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn in the framework of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will be held in Tallinn on 7 December 2017.

The programme will be structured around the following topics:

  • Blue-green infrastructure in smart cities
  • Integrated water management through natural systems
  • ICT as a supporting tool for nature-based solutions and ecosystems
  • Ecological restoration though eco-innovation
  • Nature-based solutions in circular economy
  • Linking NBS to sustainable development goals
  • Thinknature special sessions
  • Well-being and public engagement


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