The Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) Europe/North America Network was established in July 2020 with the aim to promote collaborative research, teaching, and exchange of expertise between institutions working on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for DRR and CCA. The network defines itself as a regional knowledge hub to enhance the scientific visibility of the topic and at the same time strengthen the interfaces with policy, society and practice within the Europe/North America region. In this manner it also aims to promote NbS in the policy sphere of the region. Specific objectives include the strengthening of transdisciplinary research, the promotion of students and young professionals in the topic, the design and exchange of teaching and learning materials, data and information, and the joint organization of events.  In this way, new knowledge on Eco-DRR/EbA/NbS is co-developed and disseminated.  Furthermore, a broad range of interest groups such as municipalities and other political actors, decision-makers, the private sector, young people and citizens are sensitized, capacitated and enabled to contribute to the uptake of NbS for DRR and CCA.

Explore the interactive map below to find our partners in Europe and North America, their areas of expertise, contact information as well as availability of courses related to Nature-based solutions and Ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction.

Focal point name Focus Contact Organization Postal address/website
Udo Nehren Teaching and research TH Köln – University of Applied Science Betzdorfer Str. 2, 50679 Köln (Cologne), Germany
Simone Sandholz Teaching and research United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, German


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