BiodivClim Joint call: partner / project search entry

Looking for : a project to join

Title : Mr. Lic
Name : Patrick De Klerck
Country : Belgium, Flanders
Organisation name : Flermish Government - Territorial Development Program for the Flesh Coastal Region -
Department / section : Environment and Spatial Planning
E-mail :
Telephone : 0032 - (0) 474414624
Web address :

My expertise / skills : Territorial Development Program” is a new instrument in the spatial development policy of the Flemish Government (Northern part of Belgium).
The T.OP program is an innovative spatial development programme for the Flemish coastal region as a dynamic area with major challenges in terms of climate, living, working, mobility, energy, water, recreation, biodiversity, agriculture, ecosystems, nature based solution to climate change,...
themes: urban reconversion, salinization, spatial quality, sustainability, climate change,…
For the moment we are working on the relationship between Nature Based Solutions in coastal areas and ecosystem services.
I am working on :
Physical Geography
Sociology of the Environment
Spatial planning and urban development
Keywords : ecosystems, nbs, stakeholders, helix, socio-cultural, economic, ecologic, trade, off"s
Project description : The potential for and effectiveness of nature-based solutions for
climate change mitigation and adaptation along with other environmental, economic and social benefits, while preserving or strengthening biodiversity in coastal areas (ecosystem services approach)

it includes the qualitatieve and quantitative assessment of NbS’s multiple benefits as compared to conventional grey/purely technological solutions and their cost-effectiveness.

The preservation of coastal ecosystems with human intervention helpful to mitigate and adapt to climate change and reduce associated disaster risks

Te sustainable management of seagrass habitats and more generally the promotion of nature to tackle issues linked to climate change while delivering societal benefits like improved wellbeing and quality of life or alternative employment in coastal areas.

While research on NbS is growing, it tends to focus on single interventions, sites or scales in the analysis of their benefits, limitations and potential. Research could increase the understanding of the interaction between different kinds of NbS over different scales to enhance the delivery of multiple benefits and their assessment.
Networking opportunities : sustainable development
ecosystems and stakeholders
added value of nature based solutions in comparison to grey instrastucture

Take me back to the partner search page