Land degradation is a serious and widespread problem across Europe. It is not just an environmental problem, but also a social and economic one. Degradation of land is linked to other major contemporary issues that Europe will have to tackle, including climate change, food and water security, and a decline of biodiversity. These problems are directly related to well-being, security, poverty, and migration. This makes restoring and conserving landscapes one of the most important tasks of our time.
Currently there are wide gaps between economy and ecology, theory and practice, global and local approaches, and between business and environment, which hinder successful and wide-scale landscape restoration built on sustainable business cases.
To achieve the goal of handing over healthy and resilient landscapes to future generations, the ENABLE project partners from the public, private, and non-profit sector contribute resources, knowledge, and methods. Together, they will develop high quality education targeted at business students and professionals to bridge the gaps, create awareness about the functioning ecosystems and the benefits of sustainable landscape management.
The ENABLE project will contribute to tackling global challenges laid out in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and specifically the 15th goal on Land Degradation Neutrality. The ENABLE consortium also makes an important contribution to achieving the EU’s 6th Environment Action Programme (Decision No 1600/2002/EC) which declares a necessity to protect land against degradation.
ENABLE is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union under agreement number-2016-1-NL01-KA203-023013.
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