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28 February 2022

Nature Based Solutions Challenge

Do you want to design and implement a nature-based solution, and positively contribute to the climate, biodiversity, and quality of life? Wageningen University and Research (WUR) organises the Nature Based Solutions Challenge, in which you are challenged to come up with a nature-based solution and to implement it. A jury will select the teams that receive funding (2500 euro) and mentoring from experts to make their project into a success.

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The challenge

Nature-based solutions are actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits. Nature-based solutions are part of the answer to the biggest challenges of the 21st century, being climate change and biodiversity loss.

In this challenge, your team will work on a nature-based solution in a local context addressing climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation and biodiversity restoration, and thereby improving the quality of life. Furthermore, societal and economic impact are to be addressed too.


You can participate with a team of at least two and up to five BSc and/or MSc students. It’s recommended to form a team of students with different disciplinary backgrounds. Fresh graduates are welcome to join the Challenge (maximum of one per team), though the graduation should take place not earlier than academic year 2020/2021.

The challenge is open to students from Universities (of Applied Sciences) worldwide.


You can apply by submitting a Concept Note (by using the provided format on the registration page) on your envisioned project, focusing on nature based solutions.


Read more here

Register here before April 13



From 28 February 2022 to 28 February 2022