Many environmental and spatial issues require a broad, often international approach. In order to have a social impact with our nature-based solutions, Wageningen Environmental Research collaborates with research institutions, governments, civil society organizations and the business community at home and abroad.

Some of the collaborations of Wageningen Environmental Research are:

  • AMS Institute. AMS Institute is a young ambitious scientific institute in Amsterdam. In this institute science, education, government, business partners and societal organizations are working tightly together to create solutions for the complex challenges a metropolitan region like Amsterdam is facing. AMS Institute is active in the fields of research, education and data.
  • Partnership for European Environmental Research Initiative (PEER). PEER is a partnership of eight of the largest European environmental centres carrying out research covering all fields of the environment, particularly addressing the interaction between man and nature.
  • Green Circles. The initiative Groene Cirkels, formed by multinational HEINEKEN, the Provincial Government of South Holland, and knowledge partners Wageningen Environmental Research and Naturalis Biodiversity Center strives for a climate-neutral HEINEKEN brewery, a sustainable economy, and a pleasant living environment in the region of Zoeterwoude in the Netherlands.
  • Climate-KIC. EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.
  • Nationaal Kennis en Innovatieprogramma Water en Klimaat (NKWK). The NKWK is a national programme within which government authorities, knowledge institutes and companies, work in conjunction on pilot projects, topical issues and long-term developments regarding a climate-resilient and water-robust Dutch Delta.
  • The Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP). WssTP was initiated by the European Commission in 2004 for Research and Technology Development in the water industry.
  • European Topic Centres: Biological Diversity; Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ULS); Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation (CCA)
  • Ecoshape. EcoShape develops and shares knowledge about Building with Nature: a new approach to hydraulic engineering that harnesses the forces of nature to benefit environment, economy and society.
  • CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) seeks to address the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through strategic, broad-based global partnerships.
  • ECMWF/ Copernicus Climate Change Service. ECMWF, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, is implementing the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). C3S is currently being developed through a number of climate change research initiatives and will provide comprehensive climate information covering a wide range of components of the Earth-system and timescales.
  • Netherlands Ecological Research Network (NERN). NERN is supported and driven by a collaboration of graduate schools, research institutes, and universities that are significantly involved in fundamental research on ecology, evolution, and biodiversity.
  • World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT). A global network on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) that promotes the documentation, sharing and use of knowledge to support adaptation, innovation and decision-making in SLM.