Assessing Nature’s Contributions to Human Well-Being

The MCAST Institute for Creative Arts hosted an event at our main campus in Paola to share outcomes of research activities from the ESMERALDA project, undertaken by the MCAST Applied Environmental Sciences Research Group (AESReG), and to develop collaboration through dialogue between key stakeholders.

The project is focused on the assessment of nature’s benefits to society and on the link to environmental policy that promotes the use of nature for improved human well-being. After showcasing research results, a roundtable discussion was held to encourage interaction and dialogue between the stakeholders present at the event .

MCAST Principal Dr James Calleja delivered the welcome address.