Green Challenges \ Research for Global Challenges

Environmental technology and green economy

Enabling the uptake of climate information and services in real decision-making processes and finding resilient and efficient alternatives to our fossil-based economy are among the key challenges of our society.
Among the strategies currently explored are: the development of nature-based solutions aimed at improving resource and energy efficiency, the sustainable use of key enabling technologies including nanotechnologies, and the promotion of sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors (so-called blue growth).

Only a holistic approach that blends environmental sciences with geopolitical and economical studies can  develop effective mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change and other environmental challenges.

Science of complexity
Cultural Ecosystems
Social Innovation
International Studies
Green Challanges
Innovation Team


Adaptation and resilience, Bio-economy, Blue economy, Blue growth, Circular economy, Decarbonisation, Green economy, Nanotechnologies, Nature-based solutions, Raw materials, Resource efficiency, Smart cities and communities, Sustainable growth, Sustainable company law, Systemic innovation

High-impact and award-winning projects

A “Marie Curie” project on nanomaterials’ ecological risk assessment

Marie Curie European fellowship researcher Chengfang Pang will analyze the behaviour of...

Sea grass recolonization in the venetian Lagoon

SERESTO ­ SEagrass RESTOration Funded by LIFE programme, this project aims to trigger a process of...

Safe nanoscale product and process design

SUN – SUSTAINABLE NANOTECHNOLOGIES is a project funded by the FP7.
In the project are involved 35...

Win­win strategies for sustainable climate action

The European Centre for Living Technology is involved in the Green­WIN ­ Green growth and win­win...

Sustainable fish production under climate change

Ca’ Foscari scholars are involved in the ClimeFish project, Co- creating a Decision Support...

Nanomaterial Fate and Speciation in the Environment

Ca’ Foscari researchers are involved in the Nanomaterial Fate and Speciation in the Environment ­...