9 APR 2021

ReNature-supported study investigating the practical applications of ecosystem services in spatial planning is now available in the Environmental Science & Policy journal. The research is based on a systematic literature review and has been conducted by a team of international experts from University of Trento, Italy, Lund University, Sweden and Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany. The integration of ecosystem service (ES) knowledge into decision-making processes is increasingly endorsed by...

25 MAR 2021

ReNature held the project’s second and last of the series interdisciplinary training school on planning nature-based solutions (NbS) in cities. From 15 to 18 March 2021 more than 50 people from all around the world attended the four-day training, held in an entirely online environment. Despite the opposed restrictions, the training was deemed a great success, as the absolute majority of the participants were satisfied with the way the school was organised. According to the quality...

23 MAR 2021

The latest policy update in the Future Brief, published in the Science for Environment Policy news and information service, looks into the current changes and amendments in the forecasting of environmental policy issues. The focus of the publication is placed on the excellence of nature-based solutions (NbS) and their likelihood to fight against climate change. What becomes apparent in the Future Brief is the connection between biodiversity, climate and health crisis. Climate change...

19 MAR 2021

ReNature-funded study investigating the challenges in the life-cycle of wetlands management to integrate sustainability and good governance is now available in the Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management. The assessment of management effectiveness during the whole life-cycle process of Protected Areas (PAs) has recently become an increasing issue, according to the study. Wetlands are known to be covering approximately 6% of the planet’s landmass and do sustain an...

2 MAR 2021

After successfully applying for a spot at the The Nature of Cities (TNOC) Festival, ReNature is happy to report back from the exciting virtual festival. The project participated with a ReNature-dedicated seed session on "How to increase the use of effective nature-based solutions in urban planning?" The presentation was given by ReNature’s coordinator Mario Balzan, with the strong support from the project partners Davide Geneletti, Marcus Collier and Miriam Grace. The session...

11 FEB 2021

ReNature is glad to share that the project has been accepted to participate at The Nature of Cities (TNOC) Festival, which will take place from 22-26 February 2021 in an entirely online environment. TNOC is a transdisciplinary event for scientists, architectures, planners, policy makers and many more. It combines the international community of urban thinkers into exploring and celebrating the environmental justice aspects of green city building. The five-day festival, themed "Better...

14 JAN 2021

We are happy to announce ReNature’s second Interdisciplinary Training School: Planning nature-based solutions in cities. From 15 to 18 March 2021 PhD students and early-career researchers are welcome to join the online event. The purpose of training is to provide the participants with an in-depth understanding of the various opportunities to mainstream nature-based solutions in urban planning and how the coherent design of nature-based solutions can provide co-benefits to...

7 JAN 2021

ReNature wishes you a very healthy and prosperous new year! The emergence of Covid-19 resulted in a great deal of challenges and limitations. Regardless, the ReNature team maintained united in our common goal to promote the excellence of nature-based solutions.  We have gathered our most impactful achievements during 2020 in a short video.   

18 DEC 2020

A press release on the ReNature open-access research collection is now available in the online science news portal EurekAlert! and the European Commission’s news and events service CORDIS Wire. The announcement informs about the ReNature collection, recently published in the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, which promotes key outputs on the excellence of nature-based solutions for innovation, sustainable economic growth and human well-being in Malta. The ReNature research...

25 NOV 2020

А recent article from a group of international experts, amongst whom are leading ReNature team members, is now available in the Environmental Science & Policy Journal. The paper investigates the topic of Priority knowledge needs for implementing nature-based solutions in the Mediterranean islands. The publication informs of the environmental challenges with which the Mediterranean area is faced, resulting from high population density, reliance on imports, and water scarcity. All...

18 NOV 2020

The third article from the ReNature collection is now available in the open science journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO). The paper Capacity-building and networking events for nature-based solutions and re-naturing in Malta, informs on the six strategically designed training activities, which have been delivered during the first half of the projects’ lifespan. The article yields a selection of learning materials from leading international experts derived from each of the...

29 OCT 2020

The first open-source compendium, containing data on nature-based solutions in Malta and the Mediterranean, is now available in the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) Journal as part of the ReNature collection.  By sharing the successful outcomes of implemented nature-based solutions, ReNature is setting an example of good practices for practitioners and the research community. As such, the creation of an open-access compendium plays a vital part in the development of knowledge and...

29 SEP 2020

ReNature has just launched a new collection in the open science journal Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) with its first article: Building capacity for mainstreaming nature-based solutions into environmental policy and landscape planning. In an effort to establish and implement a nature-based solutions research strategy for Malta with a vision to improve human well-being and to prevent environmental challenges, ReNature shares unconventional research outputs open access. These are...

18 SEP 2020

ReNature held its fifth training course from 14 to 16 September in an online environment. Тhe three-day training tackled upon the topic of nature-based solutions and science-policy interface, gathering around 100 participants from various backgrounds. The live polls, available during all three days of the event, reveal that the majority of the audience comes from different parts of Europe, with biggest focus on Malta and Ireland. Additionally, a great number of the panelists were from...

3 SEP 2020

Each month, amongst all of the Horizon 2020 Malta projects, one is awarded 'Project of the Month'. This time around, ReNature is proud to announce that it has been acknowledged for promoting research excellence in nature-based solutions. Horizon 2020 Malta awards ReNature for its contribution in capacity building with a vision to promote research and innovation and develop solutions in a pursuit of economic growth. Additionally, ReNature enhances the human and environmental...

15 JUL 2020

The Fifth ReNature Training Course will be held online from the 14 to 16 September 2020 and will focus on collaborations across the science-policy interface for nature-based solutions. This training course will be held completely online and will also be livestreamed on YouTube. The ‘Nature-based solutions and the science-policy interface’ training will bring together experts who through research or practice are working across the science-policy interface to mainstream and...

3 JUL 2020

Do you want to become an expert in planning for nature-based solutions implementation in cities? ReNature and the University of Trento are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student for a position in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering. Apply until the 23 July 2020. To explore the post further or for any queries, you may have, please contact:  Prof. Davide Geneletti, davide.geneletti@unitn.it All information available

2 JUL 2020

ReNature held its first webinar last Friday, 26. June 2020, to talk about nature-based solutions (NbS) and identify interventions that lead to co-benefits to biodiversity and well-being. The 1st ReNature Webinar has been developed and designed to address (1) the need on effective implementation of nature-based solutions, (2) identify existing knowledge gaps and (3) present the approach adopted in the ReNature project in bringing experts together to discuss, and share knowledge and...

10 JUN 2020

The year 2020 has been one with unexpected twists and turns. To tackle the situation, ReNature decided to move in an online direction. The project will ensure capacity building in the environmental sector and more specifically in the field of nature-based solutions for sustainability through a series of online events, available to an unlimited number of participants.    The first of its kind ReNature webinar will take place on 26. June 2020. It will include sessions on the...