Strategies and policies
As sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions in the cities are key determining factors for the quality of life in cities, the partnership on Sustainable Land Use works on proposals for better regulation, funding and knowledge in this area.
The EU biodiversity strategy aims to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services both in the EU and globally by 2020. It reflects the commitments taken by the EU in 2010, within the international convention on biological diversity.
The EU Research and Innovation policy agenda on Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities aims to position the EU as leader in ‘Innovating with nature’ for more sustainable and resilient societies.
The resource-efficient Europe flagship initiative is part of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the EU's growth strategy for a smart, inclusive and sustainable economy. It supports the shift towards sustainable growth via a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy.
Urban data and studies
Funding opportunities and advice
Programmes and funding opportunities
Advice and technical assistance
GreenClimeAdapt - Green tools for urban climate adaptation (pdf)
GreenCLimeAdapt aimed to demonstrate how cities can address and adapt to the impacts of climate change (including increased rainfall and urban heat island) via green tools including open storm water management, the use of green facades and green roofs.
Urban Innovative actions: projects related to sustainable use of land and nature based solutions