10 DEC 2018

The Nature of Cities presents the goals and future plans of ReNature in an article, written by project coordinator Mario Balzan. The need for improved use of nature-based solutions, which appears to be strongly felt by Maltese citizens, is a key driver for the project progress. Given the complexity of the environmental systems, which increase the risk of inadequate or contested decisions or of not properly implementing policies, a stronger knowledge and evidence base is considered as...

22 OCT 2018

by Mario Balzan, ReNature Coordinator With an area of just 316 Km2 and a population of more than 475,000, Malta is the smallest member country of the European Union. The island state has been moulded through human action since the first recorded human settlement more than 7000 years before present. Today, more than 30% of the land cover consists of built-up areas and more than 50% is considered as agricultural. However, Malta is currently undergoing a rapid economic growth, increased tourist...

19 OCT 2018

ReNature has been officially approved to receive funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 809988. The project will officially kick off with the first ReNature assembly, planned to take place on 25-26 October 2018, in Malta. ReNature will establish twinning between the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), and internationally leading research institutions from other member states to stimulate...