Unlocking the Benefits of Urban Green and Blue Space22nd November 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge
More than 55% of the world’s population live in urban areas, and in many countries the figure is much higher. For example in the UK, 83% of people live in urban areas. In June 2022, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) led three international workshops to scope a new Belmont Forum collaborative research action on ‘unlocking the benefits of urban green and blue spaces’. The NERC is now using the workshop outputs to draft a call document for a Collaborative Research Action (CRA) which will be presented to the Belmont Forum in late October. If the call text and CRA are approved we would anticipate funding calls to be launched in 2023 … watch this space!