What if nature taught us how to adapt to climate change?
Biomimicry comes from the Greek words bios (life) and mimikos (one who imitates). It is not a new practice; the most famous example of biomimicry is Leonardo Da Vinci's flying machine inspired by birds. Biomimicry is a multidisciplinary approach that seeks to learn from nature's biological mechanisms and imitate them to solve system problems.
Over the past 3.8 billion years, nature has been engineering itself to survive. It has also developed efficient and sustainable adaptation mechanisms against changing environmental conditions. To further the EU's political ambitions, could we employ biomimicry to mitigate climate change and achieve climate neutrality?
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European Parliament / Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) (STOA)