Contribution of AnaEE

As the RI in experimental ecosystem ecology, AnaEE goals are in line with the sustainable development goals (SDG) from the 2030 agenda for sustainable development adopted by all the United Nations Member States in 2015. AnaEE research contributes to these goals, helping EU to achieve them through science-based policies, economic development, support to better management practices, and by raising citizen awareness. As a body and employer, AnaEE-ERIC will also contribute to these goals.

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Balanced ecosystems, new management practices for agro-ecosystems value local food production, adaptation to changing climate conditions, helping farmers to live from their work.
2.png One of the main objectives of AnaEE is the development of adaptation and mitigation methods for agro-ecosystems, increasing their productivity in a sustainable way while keeping the quality of products.
3.png Biodiversity, ecosystem in good health, plant health, clean fresh waters are central for good health and well-being.
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AnaEE will provide material to the teachers, and its scientific results will have an impact on curricula, contributing to quality education. It will also contribute to capacity building

5.png AnaEE will have an equal opportunity policy for its staff. All staff members are treated in a fair manner and they have equal opportunity to achieve their goals in work.
6.png Core to AnaEE research are wetlands, rivers, lakes and sustainable agriculture, which include minimization of nutrient runoff to water reservoirs. The balanced and sustainable functioning of these ecosystems is central for preserving the resource in clean water. AnaEE research will contribute to public policies for the preservation of clean water.
7.png Ecosystems provide raw materials for energy production. AnaEE results will ensure that the production of energy from wood and plants will be sustainable, and respectful.
8.png Innovative management methods and technologies for the sustainability of ecosystems will result in new, often skilled, jobs in bio-economy. For agriculture, the solutions proposed by AnaEE will result in growth of farmers’ income.
9.png Innovative management methods and technologies for the sustainability of ecosystems will result in new, often skilled, jobs. This in turn will favorize the emergence of new business in the bio-economy.
10.png AnaEE will treat all staff members in a fair manner and they have equal opportunity to achieve their goals in work. Work and life of each staff member should be in balance. Better functioning agro-ecosystems result in the growth of the income for the farmer, and reduced inequalities.
11.png Sustainable agriculture leads to sustainable rural communities. In addition, ecosystems and the services they provide are central to the welfare of the citizens.
12.png AnaEE ERIC provides data on ecosystems which relates to anthropic induced changes. Results from the research performed at AnaEE will support science-based policies. Resources and GHG emissions will be saved by remote access to our experimental facilities.
13.png The research at AnaEE platforms is strongly focused on the impact of climate change on ecosystems as well as how we may benefit from ecosystems and intelligent management of them for climate mitigation purposes. AnaEE will propose adaptation and mitigation solutions to the society at large
14.png Among AnaEE core objectives, is the sustainability of continental water ecosystems. AnaEE will propose solutions for the adaptation and mitigation of wetland, lake and river ecosystems.
15.png As the experimental, pan-European research infrastructure for terrestrial ecosystems, AnaEE has a major role to play for the conservation and adaptation of life on land, including advising citizens and policy makers.
16.png Ecosystems provide essential resources for humanity and life on Earth. It will advise also the policy makers (science-based policy).
17.png AnaEE partners with scientists from all over the world, helping to build capacities in environmental research. It will also partner with NGOs and institutions for a better future. Finally, AnaEE partners already with RIs in the Food and Health, as well as in the environmental domains.

 

Contribution of AnaEE to the EGD

As a pan-European RI in both the Food and Health, and Environment domain of the ESFRI, AnaEE has to contribute to the support of European policies. We examine here the compliance of AnaEE with the relevant objectives of the European Green Deal, as presented to the EU Parliament[1] and main bodies.
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The European Green Deal
  1. Increasing the EU’s climate ambition for 2030 and 2050
Under this objective, “the Commission will adopt a new, more ambitious EU strategy on adaptation to climate change”. This is at the core of AnaEE’s ambition. As mentioned in 2.4 of the present document, AnaEE will be in the position to develop and test mitigation and adaptation measures in response to global changes.
  1. From ‘Farm to Fork’; designing a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system
Thanks to its experimental facilities in agro-ecosystems and aquatic, continental ecosystems, AnaEE will develop and study management and agricultural techniques that comply to the objective of preserving balanced ecosystem functioning. This imply short supply chains for food production. Enclosed facilities, as well as open-air platforms will allow to study the adaptation of agro-ecosystems to climate change. At least one representant of farmer’s representative organization will be part of the Stakeholder Committee (SHC).
  1. Preserving and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity
This is at the core of AnaEE’s objective. AnaEE will be in position to test adaptation and mitigation measures for the preservation and restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity, supporting evidence-based regulations. Jurists, and policy makers will be members of the Stakeholder committee.
  1. A zero-pollution ambition for a toxic free environment
In this domain AnaEE can support pollution measurements and their impact on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Moreover, thanks to its experimental facilities, AnaEE will be able to forecast the impact of pollutants on ecosystems, taking into account their possible evolution in the future, and the effective impact of policies in the domain of the prevention of pollution.
  1. Mobilizing research and fostering innovation
Innovation is at the heart of AnaEE. AnaEE will participate enthusiastically to the Horizon Europe program. Moreover, the integration of experimentation and modelling will help to test new regulations, participating to evidence-based regulations.
[1] COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS The European Green Deal, COM/2019/640