Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Although a global problem, the causes and solutions of climate change are often local. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) explores the impacts on society and ecosystems, and develop evidence-based, integrated solutions and technology: the Wageningen Climate Solutions.
Working on climate solutions: the Wageningen Approach
Citizens, governments, companies and other stakeholders want to find solutions for the consequences of climate change. Either by coming up with ways to ‘deal with’ climate change (adaptation), or by developing innovative technologies to stop or reverse climate change (mitigation). Often it is a combination of both mitigation and adaptation which create the most durable climate solutions. A ‘one size fits all-solution’ is not our goal. We want to add our research power to already available knowledge. With Wageningen Climate Solutions WUR aims to co-create opportunities to improve the local quality of life. WUR is a world leading research organisation, which stems from our ability to successfully integrate both fundamental and applied research from different perspectives. This interdisciplinary way of tackling challenges is known as the ‘Wageningen Approach’.
Nature-Based Solutions are the third way WUR differentiates itself from other parties which offer climate solutions. By making use of and working with – rather than against – long-term natural processes, we can devise sustainable and resilient solutions to climate change.
Nitrogen is an essential building block for life, but high nitrogen deposition on natural areas causes biodiversity loss. Wageningen University & Research assists in finding innovative solutions with a view to overcoming the current nitrogen impasse in the Netherlands. We are doing this on the basis of various disciplines: agriculture, economics and nature.
Read more in our Nitrogen dossier. There you'll find answers to the 8 most frequently asked questions, recent news, publications and more.