4th TERRAenVISION Conference: call for abstracts

The event will take place from 8 to 11 July 2024 in Valencia, Spain.

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The fourth edition of the TERRAenVISION conference will be held in Valencia from 8 – 11 July and will be hosted by the University of Valencia. The conference will feature a one-day field trip and 3 indoor days with inspiring keynotes, talks, posters, and interactive workshops to engage with people who are all working on topics related to the theme of the conference: ‘Nature-Based Solutions to Facilitate the Transition for Living within the Planetary Boundaries’. In addition, there is also the possibility to join the pre- and/or post-conference excursions (6-7 July and 12-13 July).

TERRAenVISION mission

Our Planet suffers from human activities. Agriculture, cities, nature, and industries all need to transform to address the challenges related to climate, biodiversity, and resource availability. More and more scientific and practical evidence shows that nature-inclusive and nature-based solutions allow mankind to live within planetary boundaries. Despite the evidence, Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) is still not the first choice when looking for transformative solutions for agriculture, nature, cities, and industry.

To create the enabling conditions for the transition towards a society that stays within planetary boundaries, it is needed that scientists, policymakers, financial institutes, and industry join forces.

The TERRAenVISION conference aims to provide a platform for a broad range of stakeholders that together can exchange experiences and identify new transformational pathways towards a sustainable society within planetary boundaries.TERRAVISION promotes the exchange of scientific research, solutions from industry, and insights from policy for interdisciplinary collaboration and networking.

To facilitate the dialogue between scientists and stakeholders with the same goal, work on the same societal issue but with different backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our society to a more sustainable situation. In this conference, we want to link to international policies such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Climate Conventions, the Green Deal, COP, and CAP.

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TERRAenVISION conference is framed around themes related to the main topic of the conference this year: ‘Nature-Based Solutions to facilitate the transition for living within the Planetary Boundaries’.

The five themes we have this year for our conference are:

  1. Nature-based solutions for agriculture and natural areas (soil, water and landscape) (7 sessions to choose from).
  2. Nature-based solutions for natural hazards (Fire, Floods and Droughts) (6 sessions to choose from).
  3. Nature-based solutions for urban and industrial areas (soil, water and spatial planning) (4 sessions to choose from).
  4. Methodologies: how to measure processes and impact of Nature-based solutions (3 sessions to choose from).
  5. Science brokers for transitioning to a climate resilient and circular society (6 sessions to choose from).

Each theme has a plenary part and parallel sessions. The Plenary part is kicked off by two plenary keynote speeches of 20 min, followed by a discussion. After the plenary session, various parallel sessions will be organised.

Call for abstracts

You are welcome to create a profile on the website and submit an abstract for a poster or oral contribution to the sessions of your choice, listed and explained there. Please note:

  • Workshops are only open for poster contributions.
  • It is also possible to participate online through a virtual poster or video presentation.

The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2024.

This conference is not only for scientists but also for those people from outside the scientific world working on transitions towards climate mitigation and adaptation, sustainable cities, agriculture, and a circular economy with a focus on the sustainable use and management of the natural system.

For more information, visit the TERRAenVISION website or contact organizing.committee@terraenvision.eu.

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