Programmes Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Linkedin Email Biodiverse environment Everything we eat is directly or indirectly derived from either wild or domesticated biodiversity. The bulk of what we build with, make medicines from and use as industrial raw materials comes from biological resources. Many forms of tourism revolve around nature. Biodiversity represents enormous economic value, and at least 40% of the world economy and 80% of the needs of the world’s poorest depend on biological resources. Green Climate Solutions 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. Urgent action to combat climate change and it impacts is required by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) as well as reducing the impact of climate change (adaptation). Metropolitan solutions In 2050, about 70% of the global population will live in cities. As a result, problems concerning sustainability and quality of life are becoming increasingly urgent for these urban areas. Wageningen wants to achieve metropolitan solutions with the aim of realising cities and metropolitan areas that – in close relationship with the surrounding rural areas – are liveable, healthy and resilient, and have circular economies. We address aspects such as heat islands, flooding, food supply, air quality, urban agriculture and liveability, as well as urban policy and urban planning. Sustainable Land Use Sustainable Land Use ensures a fair and balanced distribution of land, water, biodiversity and other environmental resources between the various competing claims, in other to secure human needs now and in the future. Sustainable Water Management The daily impact of droughts and flooding is felt by industry, businesses, farmers and civilians around the world. Extreme weather events, natural disasters, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, water crises, and large-scale involuntary migration are amongst the most likely and impactful current global risks. By delivering innovations and strategies, Wageningen researchers increase the economic, social and environmental values of water for our partners.