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Eklipse was created in 2016 to help governments, institutions, businesses and NGOs make better-informed decisions when it comes to biodiversity in Europe. A European Union funded project until November 2020, it is now managed by Alternet, the European Science-Policy Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
Eklipse has already answered requests on a vast range of topics, by synthesizing the best available knowledge from scientists and other knowledge holders.
New booklet –
“Green & Blue spaces and Mental Health – new evidence and perspectives for action”
Eklipse and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a new Booklet at the WHO Europe summit on actions required to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and service delivery systems held in Athens, Greece, the 22-23 July 2021. This output is the product of a collaborative effort between the Eklipse Expert Working group (EWG) on Green & Blue spaces and Mental Health and the WHO. It was originated from the question asked to Eklipse by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and the WHO about “Which types and characteristics of those spaces have beneficial effects on human mental health and well-being,” and is based on the evidence reports launched in March 2021 and developed by the previously mentioned Eklipse EWG.
Focus on a request –
Impacts of green and blue space on mental health
Urban green and blue areas contribute to our mental health by reducing air pollution, reducing stress levels, increasing social interactions, among others. Despite these clear benefits, particularly in crisis time as the Covid one, we have not enough information about how these areas should be designed to enhance their benefits to our growing urban populations. An Eklipse Working Group (EWG) has analysed the current evidence and provided recommendations to understand better the crucial influence of nature on our mental health and well-being. To learn more about this request put forward to Eklipse by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTES) and the World Health Organization (WHO), consult the request´s webpage, read the outputs (report, article…) or listen to our podcast.
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Eklipse offers you the opportunity to explore its values and past requests by listening to enlightening conversations with experts, sharing their knowledge with us. Visit our podcast webpage and learn more about Eklipse added values (first episode), Transformative change for sustainability (Second episode), Pollinator conservation measures (Third episode), Restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services (Fourth episode) and Nature-Based Solutions for urban areas (Fifth episode), Biodiversity and the Common Agricultural Policy (Sixth episode), Environmental regulation, business and Biodiversity (Seventh episode).
– New episode out – Impacts of green and blue spaces on mental health