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Environmental innovation that serves society

One of the main challenges our society faces is sourcing healthy and accessible food, and at the same time is produced with the minimum environmental impact and with the widest possible distribution of wealth generated. ENT tries to drive projects in this direction, trying to integrate all the complexities that come with the development of policies related to the food system into the analysis and the proposals made. In the last few years a good part of our activity has focussed in the area of fishing and aquaculture, where we have done various projects and investigations linked to European public policies.

In ENT we adapt this perspective to the different needs of our clients. You can find some examples of what we do in this section.

Part of our philosophy is working with other entities, for this reason we are part of the network MedReAct, a network of Mediterranean organisations orientated to recuperating the Mediterranean ecosystem, and part of Seas at Risk, a network of non-governmental entities orientated to marine protection. We are also part of the research group UAB-ARAG (Agriculture Livestock and Food in Globalization), at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Characterisation of ecosystem services in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and valuation of the food provision service
| | Projects

The aim of this study was to identify which environmental services were provided by the natural spaces of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, and monetarily assess the provision of food…

The canalization of food surpluses as a local waste prevention strategy
| | Publications| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Maria Mestre Montserrat

Food redistribution at local level is presented as a waste prevention opportunity with a significant positive social impact, which has been progressively adopted. The results achieved in…

The economic benefits of Marine Protected Areas
| Projects

This is a European Commission-funded research project which seeks into the economic benefits of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and other spatial protection measures (SPMs) including no-take…

End overfishing in the Northwest European waters
| | Projects

In early 2014 began a new era for fisheries management in the European Union. A new common fisheries policy, aimed at restoring fish stocks in the EU, came into force. During the past five…

Rethinking Study and Management of Agricultural Systems for Policy Design
| Publications| Miquel Ortega Cerdà

There is a concern that agriculture will no longer be able to meet, on a global scale, the growing demand for food. Facing such a challenge requires new patterns of thinking in the context…