future for all!
future for all!
What are nature-based solutions?
Nature-based solutions are alternative approaches to address environmental issues, based on the principle of working with nature, rather than against it. They are solutions that involve protecting, restoring, and sustainably managing ecosystems to address society's biggest challenges - climate change and biodiversity loss - and promote human well-being. They are valid alternatives to purely technological solutions, which generally rely on finite resources and often need to be improved and replaced.
Nature-based solutions have the potential to provide over one-third of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed between now and 2030 to stabilize warming to below 2°C.
To educate a new generation of changemakers that contributes to the transition towards a nature-inclusive society, WUR organises the Nature-based Future Challenge.Read more about nature-based solutions & WUR Read more
about nature-based solutions & WUR
The Nature-based Future Challenge is a global competition for the brightest and most dedicated students from all universities & universities of applied sciences.
Student teams will visualize the potential of nature-based solutions to respond to the biggest challenges of the 21st century: climate change and biodiversity loss. The ten best teams will also design a nature-based solution that kick-starts the transition toward a nature-inclusive society.
This first edition will be based on the Bangladesh delta. A river delta that is one of worlds’ most densely populated and fertile areas, with an abundance of wildlife and mangrove forest. It is also extremely disaster-prone.
The results of the Challenge will provide inspiration and transformative pathways for decision-makers and a hopeful perspective for future generations.
The Challenge will run from November 2023 – June 2024. Registration will open in 2023.Sign up for updates
The Nature-based Future Challenge is more than just a competition. It offers you a unique opportunity to create a positive impact and create a hopeful outlook on the future of the river delta in Bangladesh. It offers an amazing learning journey with access to coaches from industry, non-profits, government and academia. This Challenge will boost your career and empower you to create change!
The Challenge is open to BSc, MSc and PhD students from all universities and universities of applied sciences around the globe.Read more
Student Challenges are one of WUR’s innovative ways to educate a new generation of changemakers. As the Nature-based Future Challenge is not part of the students’ study programme, it attracts the most talented and dedicated students from around the world. The participating students receive support from top experts from our partner network.
We invite companies as well as public and civic organisations to join us in empowering the bright young minds that will be the next leaders and decisionmakers to shape our world.Read more