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Focus Topics

Focus Topics

An essential part of the SURE funding priority are common focus topics, the participating research projects deal with in a project-specific way. These thematic emphases provide a basis for cross-project exchange on case studies and approaches. Furthermore, valuable content-related impulses for science and practice are expected within the framework of the overarching synthesis and cooperation.


Sustainable Behaviour and Practices

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Sustainable behaviour can basically be understood as the set of deliberate and effective actions that lead to the conservation of natural and social resources.

Ecosystem Services and Natural Solutions

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Ecosystem services are defined as those services and processes through which natural ecosystems and their components sustain and fulfil human life.

Resource Efficiency and Mitigation

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Resource efficiency can help cut back greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, improved resource efficiency and further climate change mitigation can aid the transition-to-sustainability process.

Integrated Planning and Development

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Integrated Planning and Development is an approach looking at how an organisation can plan across multiple functions, levels, locations, and other natural or artificial divisions.

Urban-Rural Nexus

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The urban-rural nexus refers to the reciprocal flows between cities and surrounding areas of people, goods, services, money, and environmental services.

Risk Management and Risk Reduction

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Risk Management and Reduction is a process in which at risk communities are actively engaged in the identification, analysis, treatment, monitoring and evaluation of disaster risks in order to reduce their vulnerabilities and enhance their capacities.