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How can you mitigate the environmental challenges caused by tourist activities? Ecostack Innovations has been acting as a consultant for the development and evaluation of proposed regional and local action plans, within the tourism sector, focusing on water and waste management, efficient energy use and sustainable mobility, as part of the INCIRCLE project.

Ecostack Innovations is acting as expert for the Horizon 2020 project NetworkNature as part of the semester theme ‘Nature-based Solutions for Ecosystem Restoration', which aims to create opportunities on nature-based solutions and to explore how ecosystem restoration can contribute to biodiversity conservation whilst fostering sustainable development.

Ecostack Innovations is acting as a consultant for the ConsumeLess project, which is co-financed by the Government of Malta and the European Union through the INTERREG-MED Programme. This project focuses on achieving sustainable tourism in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean, and current work is focusing on the promotion of a ConsumeLess Label and its adoption in four Mediterranean regions in France, Croatia, Montenegro and Cyprus.

How can nature-based solutions enter everyday vocabulary? How can nature-based solutions become mainstream to restore habitats, bring back biodiversity and lead to the improved well-being of our communities? Which are the knowledge and implementation gaps that are limiting the use of nature-based solutions by decision-makers and businesses? These are some of the questions tackled during the NetworkNature Annual Event, which was held online on the 21st October. This article outlines some of the key messages arising from keynote presentations, panel discussions and parallel sessions held during the NetworkNature Annual event.

Through this NetworkNature Editorial we describe opportunities to share experiences of ecological restoration from around the world, develop collaborations and co-create knowledge to replicate and scale-up ecosystem restoration.

What exactly is a Nature-Based Solution (NbS)? How can nature-based solutions lead to a green recovery? Who pays for nature-based solutions? These are some of the questions we ask in this set of three articles discussing nature-based solutions, their use by governments and businesses to tackle key societal challenges. Our team at Ecostack Innovations sees this as a opportunity to engage further with the wider audience by sharing experiences of nature-based solutions implementation.

The recently finalised ecosystem service assessment for Malta’s water catchments, carried out as part of the LIFE 16 IPE MT 008 Project, has been placed online in a dedicated geoportal by Parks Malta.

Ecostack Innovations has developed a methodology and tools that may be used by the authorities for the assessment and quantification of ecosystem services for water catchments in the Maltese Islands. This work is part of the 'LIFE 16 IPE MT 008: Optimising the Implementation of the 2nd River Basin Management Plan in the Malta River Basin District' project which is co-financed by the European Union.

Green infrastructure targets for post-COVID19 cities need to be ambitious, evidence-based, considered as an investment in health and quality of life and should lead to a greener and less resource-intensive economy.

New report published by the European Commission MAES initiative. This report includes information about the mapping of green infrastructure and ecosystem services in Malta's Grand Harbour area.

Today, the Mediterranean warms 20% faster than the rest of the globe, leading to several environmental and socio-economic challenges. A preliminary assessment of these risks has been published.

An article that appeared in a local newspaper about the ecological intensification of agriculture.

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