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Let Nature be the Solution – Educational Innovation and Award Ceremony
December 10, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
A growing network of EU-funded Research and Innovation projects have demonstrated in more than 132 cities how nature-based solutions build on nature and ecosystems to deliver social, ecological, and economic benefits. At the crossroads of the European Green Deal policies, these solutions increase biodiversity and contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, whilst helping the economic recovery.
To ensure a future where our children can thrive, learning for environmental sustainability should be a systemic feature of policy and practice in the EU. A pilot initiative has integrated nature-based solutions in school lessons across Europe, shortening the time to translate recent scientific knowledge and innovations into education. Hundreds of teachers and thousands of students across Europe have experienced interdisciplinary approaches, co-creating and testing learning scenarios, and exploring nature-based careers.
This hybrid event brings together people around Europe to learn about education for sustainability in Europe, to share the innovative use of nature-based solutions in education, and to celebrate the winners of the First Teachers Competition ‘Nature-Based Solutions in Education’.