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Sustainable green infrastructure: in seas and forests, from fields to cities
    Sunday July 15, 2012 1:15pm - 2:45pm @ Ecocem Room

    Green infrastructure links natural, semi-natural and urban features, areas and spaces together. It provides both ecological as well as societal well being, and resilience against dramatic changes. It provides us with cultural ecosystem services such as possibilities for recreation, inspiration, learning and spiritual gains.
    But where can we find green infrastructure that supports sustainability and maintains its cultural ecosystem services? Can energy production from forests be sustainable and support recreational purposes? Which green infrastructure tolerates climate change and helps to forward positive transformations to cultural ecosystem services?
    Through contributions debate from different disciplinary angles, this session will introduce novel ways of conceptualising the nature-human relationship by linking ecological theories of sustainability into everyday life of human societies. The session elucidates the future´s orientation of conservation and sustainability research and provides food for thought to the policy forum on the governance of European green infrastructure.

    Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland

     University of Helsinki, Finland

    Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Portugal

    Expertise Centre for Nature Conservation, The Netherlands

    Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

    Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

    Member European Parliament

    Type Science Programme, Energy Environment & Climate
    Host Organization PEER, ALTER-Net
  • Organiser Eeva Rebekka Furman
  • Tags SP89

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