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OUR MISSION AND STRATEGY

Working together to live within our means and in balance with nature

LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS

In just 50 years we have lost over half of our wildlife and we have as little as 12 years to limit the impacts of climate change.

Collaboration between governments, policymakers, businesses, civil society and scientists is essential if we are to tackle these complex challenges. Earthwatch Europe helps make this happen. Using a blend of science and engagement, we deliver experiences that educate and produce impactful results to halt environmental decline.

 

MAKING AN IMPACT ON ISSUES THAT MATTER

Our new strategy puts environmental impact at the heart of what we do, building on half a century of bringing people, science and nature together to create environmental knowledge. We are focusing on key challenges where we can make the most difference: reducing the pollution of our waterbodies; enhancing the health of our coasts; increasing the sustainability of agricultural land management; and creating thriving places to live and work.

Creating places to live and work
We collaborate with global businesses and local communities to understand how urban spaces, including gardens and parks, can be best managed within urban planning to increase climate resilience and biodiversity.
Enabling sustainable agricultural land management
We work with businesses, farmers, academics and policymakers to understand the impact of agricultural production and how to apply nature-based solutions. We are expanding our research on climate change, land use and supply chains to address flood risk, erosion and carbon emissions.
Reducing pollution in our water bodies
We enable vital water monitoring and management across Europe and Africa, addressing nutrient pollution. In this area we bring stakeholders together to tackle and inspire action on plastic pollution and the mapping of pathways from source to sea.
Enhancing the health of our coasts
We partner with communities, academics, NGOs, businesses and governments to map and understand how coastal biodiversity is changing, especially in response to climate change. We will expand these programmes to develop innovative practices to protect coasts in the UK and abroad.

BRINGING PEOPLE, SCIENCE AND NATURE TOGETHER

We believe people can tackle the threats facing the natural world, but only through collective action. We convene the right people and tailor our special blend of science and engagement to make this happen:

Engaging business – we work with businesses to engage employees with environmental issues and develop solutions.

Empowering communities – we connect with individual hearts and minds to inspire action.

Informing policy and management – we create outputs that inform decision-making at every level: local, national and international.

Inspiring educators – we empower educators to turn the great outdoors into their classroom, inspiring their students to become more sustainable and contribute to scientific research.

Enabling scientists – we build capacity among early-career researchers and environmentalists to help them become the environmental leaders of the future.

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