EU: Transformation through MoRe4nature
A new project ”MoRe4nature – Empowering citizens in collaborative environmental compliance assurance via MOnitoring, REporting and action” has been funded by the EU’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation funding programme with a budget of 7.6M Euro. Degradation of the environment - in terms of pollution of natural resources, biodiversity loss and deforestation - is continuing. In many parts of Europe and globally it is even worsening. A key element in reversing the trend in environmental degradation is a change in environmental compliance assurance efforts. Citizen Science in its various forms presents many opportunities, but barriers to the uptake of Citizen Generated Data and citizen actions in environmental compliance assurance have not been effectively tackled. 𝐌𝐨𝐑𝐞𝟒𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 aims to trigger transformative change in conservation efforts regarding zero pollution, biodiversity protection and deforestation prevention by involving citizens as key actors in collaborative environmental compliance assurance.
Over the next 4 years, we will be engaging 162 existing citizen science initiatives, and 98 authorities and national agencies in 40 cases in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, as well as selected LivingLabs in Europe to help bring about these changes.
Illustration of the MoRe4nature concept.
The consortium comprise 21 partners: IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (lead), CREAF, NILU, NIVA, NIOO-KNAW, University of Copenhagen, ECSA - European Citizen Science Association, Earthwatch Europe, Dreamocracy, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Vizzuality, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, VITO, NECU, Coastwatch, FCID, Tracasa Global, Forests of the world, UNEP-WCMC, Polish Smog Alert, and NORDECO.