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ENEP to participate in the third Green Infrastructure Implementation and Restoration Working Group

DG Environment has invited ENEP to participate in the third Green Infrastructure Implementation and Restoration Working Group to be hosted by DG Environment on 19th November 2014.  The working group has on its agenda a progress update on Biodiversity Strategy implementation: Green Infrastructure and restoration in its policy context, progress on implementation of Green Infrastructure and restoration in Member Statesand the presentation of a good practice example in GI implementation that has been financed in the context of the INTERREG IV(C) project: GreenInfranet - http://www.greeninfranet.org/ that is a response to the challenge of biodiversity conservation in Europe and to the loss of valuable ecosystems and their services. The project seeks to maximise GI implementation through close implementation with agriculture, urban development, transport, recreation and climate change adaptation policies. The meeting will seek feedback from members and finalise a glossary of terms relating to GI across Europe.
The European Commission is developing an EU Research and Innovation policy on nature-based solutions to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Nature-based solutions can transform societal challenges into innovation opportunities by capitalising on existing knowledge and turning natural capital into a source for green growth and sustainable development. These solutions are inspired and supported by nature, while maintaining and enhancing natural capital. They are sustainable measures that simultaneously meet environmental, social and economic objectives.
The objective of the EU Research & Innovation policy on nature-based solutions is to position Europe as a world leader both in Research & Innovation on nature-based solutions and in the global market for nature-based solutions. This e-consultation is part of a multi-stakeholder dialogue that will contribute to developing a comprehensive EU Research & Innovation policy framework for nature-based solutions. Members of the working group have been invited to contribute to an e-consultation with their views and expertise on potential innovation opportunities, relevant examples, and related research and innovation needs for nature-based solutions. Draft agenda attached.

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