SURFACE Virtual Symposium 2022

This virtual symposium is hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMU) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) and organized by the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) as the final event of the SURFACE project:

Fit for 2050?

Strategies for achieving the EU’s ‘no net land take’ goal

4 February 2022, 09:15 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. CET


Presentations and discussions:

  • results and conclusions of the project
  • policy approaches in selected EU Member States
  • a panel discussion with representatives from the Commission and from Member States about the ‘no net land take goal’ in the context of sustainability and the European Green Deal.

by 2d February 2022

The research project SURFACE (Standards and Strategies for the Reduction of Land Consumption 2017-2021) assesses policies and instruments to reduce land take in selected countries in Europe and beyond with a focus on UN SDGs 11 and 15. SURFACE is funded by the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) and run by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in economics, legal science and nature conservation at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany.

Project’s website:

Bovet J., Marquard E. & Schröter-Schlaack C. 2019: SURFACE Report

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