As part of the Presidency of the Estonian Republic of the Council of the European Union, a flagship conference “Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use” will be organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn. The conference will be held in Tallinn from 24 to 26 October 2017.
Markku Ollikainen and Eliisa Punttila from University of Helsinki will present Gypsum – An eco-innovation for the Baltic Sea and NutriTrade at the conference.
According to the organisers, Nature-based solutions conference offers ways of tackling societal challenges such as climate change, water security, food security, human health, and others though sustainable management and use of nature. For example, greening roofs or walls of buildings in urban areas can keep temperatures cooler during hot seasons, capture storm water, reduce air pollution, and increase human well-being while enhancing biodiversity.
Nature-based solutions can also help create new green jobs and economic growth through new products and services that improve the natural capital rather than exhaust it.
The conference will host leading scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs from around the world who will share their experience on how nature-based innovation and eco-innovative technologies can be implemented in many areas of life.