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...

4 JUN 2020

The ReNature project organises its first webinar on 26 June 2020 to present recent research carried out by the expert consortium. The #ReNatureWebinar will  focus on the identifying nature-based solutions and interventions that lead to co-benefits to biodiversity and well-being. The webinar will include sessions on the use of indicators to identify the most effective nature-based solutions that may be applied in different urban environments, an identification of the different...

2 JUN 2020

ReNature, together with the "Trento Urban Transformation" project and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research supported the paper 'A performance-based planning approach integrating supply and demand of urban ecosystem service'.Performance-based planning is advocated as a promising alternative to more common prescriptive approaches (e.g., traditional zoning), to manage the complexity of current urban development in a flexible and effective way. The aim of the...

4 MAR 2020

ReNature came back to Malta for the project’s fourth training course, this time on the topic of nature-based solutions in rural areas. Students, project partners and renowned experts got together at the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) on 24 and 25 February 2020.  Aiming to position Malta as a regional leader in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region for nature-based innovation, the training capacity-builds MCAST, as well as the...

9 FEB 2020

Right after the third ReNature training course, there will come the fourth - this time on the topic nature-based solutions in rural landscapes. It will take place on the 24 and 25 February 2020 in Malta, kindly hosted by the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST).  What are the nature-based solutions in rural landscapes? Which ones are suitable for the Mediterranean region? What benefits do they bring? These are some of the questions that this training will answer,...

8 FEB 2020

Over 40 students and experts came to Trento, Italy, for the third ReNature training "Nature-based solutions in urban planning". On 6 and 7 February 2020 participants gathered at the University Trento to learn how NbS can be a benefit to cities and how urban areas can be transformed into smart, efficient and pleasant environments. Training participants represented the countries Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway,...

9 DEC 2019

English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish - six languages, in which you can read an article about ReNature, published by CORDIS. Under the headline 'Providing nature-based solutions for landscape sustainability', the article talks about the need for green roofs and walls, sustainable urban drainage systems and other nature-based solutions to address societal challenges.  © Sandro Barbara, Shutterstock The ReNature Summer...

8 NOV 2019

After two successful trainings in Malta and Dublin, it's Trento's turn now! In February 2020, a ReNature training will teach students about the ecological foundations of nature-based solutions (NbS), as well as their impacts on ecosystem services & many more. The third training will take place in Trento, Italy, between 5 and 7 February 2020, organised by the project partner University of Trento.      After various interdisciplinary lectures...

28 OCT 2019

ReNature took part in the 10th ESP World Conference 2019: "10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future". The event took place in Hannover, Germany and welcomed about 800 delegates from 65 countries. The conference had a diverse program, featuring keynote speakers from the fields of ecosystem service science, policy and practice and was open for NGOs, environmental agencies, educators, policymakers, politicians and the general public....

15 OCT 2019

Renaturing Cities: Interdisciplinary Summer School brought together around 40 students and international experts from different backgrounds to discuss and outline innovative ideas for nature-based solutions in Malta. The Summer School took place from 30th September to 4th October in Malta.   The exercises carried out by the students were focused on local problems as flooding and tourism pressure. Participants presented their innovative and efficient ideas, which can be...

9 OCT 2019

This press release was written by ReNaturing Cities Summer School participants Marina D'Este, Nina Zarrineh, Letisia De Santis, Silvia Croce, Rocio Pineda Martos within a Science communication training session.  The first ReNaturing cities: Interdisciplinary Summer School brought together around 40 students and international experts from different backgrounds to discuss and outline innovative ideas for nature-based solutions in Malta. The Summer School took place from 30th...