COST Action CONVERGES – contribution to Green Deal call writing

The Commission asked for some feedbacks about the next Green Deal call notably on the subject “Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services”.

Being that the objective of the call is to develop systemic solutions to maximize synergies among EU priorities, the COST Action CONVERGES suggest to add in the call a specific mention to transitional socio-ecosystems, also called turquoise infrastructures (mainly wetlands, freshwater riparian zones and coastal ecosystems). Transitional socio-ecosystems are worthy of a specific mention in the call because their restoration and conservation represent an effective way, in both monetary and spatial terms, of addressing several Green Deal issues in a synergetic fashion.

See aside the draft of the call and the our contribution