Programmes Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Linkedin Email Biodiverse environment Working together with our clients and partners, we look for solutions to conserve and stimulate biodiversity not only by applying our scientific knowledge of nature conservation, but also by identifying and responding to change. Alongside conserving biodiversity and constructing resilient ecosystems, we are eager to intensify agriculture in an ecologically responsible manner and use nature as a partner. We are a knowledge partner for funders, policymakers, legislators and regulators, supporters, users, philanthropists and managers of governmental agencies, commercial parties and NGOs. Climate-Adaptable Society Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of the present time. The impact of climate change and the subsequent risk of floods, droughts and heat waves on society will only increase in the coming decades. Wageningen University & Research works on innovations, extensive knowledge and sustainable solutions for climate-resilient (climate-adaptable) societies. Green Growth The 'Green Growth' programme focuses on economic growth using green business models in the Biobased and Circular Economy, among which 'Nature-Based Solutions', and initiatives regarding Corporate Social Responsibility. Unique about this programme is the balance between economy and nature. We apply our expertise with stakeholders for whom economic growth is a central objective. Metropolitan solutions With our expertise in ‘natural capital’, we offer innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges faced by towns and cities concerning health and well-being, climate, availability of food and raw materials and biodiversity conservation. We provide knowledge on governance, planning, design, geo-information and big data. Sustainable Land Use Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) integrates knowledge on soil, water, biodiversity and environmental management in order to address conflicting claims to natural resources while maintaining social and economic security and preserving the environment. We develop this knowledge for partners in education, policy, private businesses and investment companies. Sustainable Water Management The World Economic Forum 2016 has placed water-related disasters at the top of its list of global risks for the next decade. The daily impact of droughts and flooding is felt by industry, businesses, farmers and civilians around the world. Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) offers innovations, extensive knowledge and quantification as well as solutions for the purpose of increasing the value of water.