Sustainable and Healthy Land

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“Human beings are at the center of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature” (Principle I of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development). 





Strategic Framework


  • To increase the responsiveness of the Territory to environmental changes that are sustainable over the long-term and which include the environment, people and the interactions between them. This is broken down into:
    • Addressing all the stages of the cycle: knowledge, anticipation, mitigation, adaptation, remediation, etc.
    • Responsiveness from a better understanding.
    • Addressing environmental change with a comprehensive approach: building Resilience.
    • Dealing with the relationship between environmental and human health.
    • Developing solutions based on nature and the bioeconomy.



  • Progress in the knowledge/development of diagnostic tools and improvement of environmental health.
    • Sub-challenge: integrated design of networks for monitoring the environmental quality of the Basque Country for 2020.
    • Sub-challenge: to make a diagnosis of the state of three basins vulnerable to climate change and propose correction measures.


  • Full (all the environmental matrices), continuous retrospective and prospective analysis with data repository and samples and with records accessible in real time, which can provide a diagnosis of the state of the Basque territory.


Agenda for actions

  1. Antibiotics Resistance Joint Research Lab (JRL). Collaborative Research and Teaching Laboratory between different Basque institutions on Antibiotic Resistance.
  2. Request for collaborative projects at regional, national and European level.
  3. UPV/EHU Summer Course Resistencia a antibióticos en el medio ambiente: origen de un escenario apocalíptico
  4. Responsible Research and Innovation Pilot project within the framework of the Healthy and Sustainable Territories Pole.
  5. Working along the University of Bordeaux for a possible Joint Cross-Border Laboratory (LTC).


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