Foto: Annet Neijmeijer Room for nature and a focus on a healthy environment PEOPLE & NATURE
Adessium aims to create a society that takes a responsible approach to nature and the environment. Part of our work involves the conservation of valuable nature in the Netherlands and Europe. We are committed to healthy ecosystems where nature has the room to regenerate. At the same time, we aspire to a clean environment, free from visible and invisible pollution, also in the interest of our own health.

We support initiatives that focus on the protection of valuable nature and the restoration of biodiversity, both on land and at sea. We also work on the prevention and reduction of various forms of pollution, such as plastic and harmful chemicals.

Valuable nature

Contributing to the conservation and restoration of vulnerable ecosystems

There is so much valuable nature in Europe, and healthy ecosystems provide important goods and services to society. Examples include the production of food and timber, the pollination of crops by insects, and room for recreation and leisure activities. Human activities have however put major pressure on the diversity of plant and animal species. The value that nature can provide is increasingly limited as a result.

We contribute to initiatives that focus on the conservation and restoration of areas with important ecological value. We look for innovative interventions such as restoring natural processes in valuable landscapes in the Netherlands and Europe. Furthermore we pay special attention to the Mediterranean Sea, the most overfished sea in the world. In order to protect the biodiversity of this region, one of the things we concentrate on is the creation of marine protected areas and sustainable fisheries.

Nature conservation and the sustainable use of what nature can provide us with contribute to the recovery of valuable nature.

Healthy environment

Contributing to an environment free from visible and invisible pollution

For our well-being we depend on a healthy environment, where we can breathe clean air and have access to good quality water. Our current production and consumption patterns are leading to considerable pollution, however. While some of this pollution is visible, such as plastic waste, some of it is invisible, such as that caused by harmful chemicals, microplastics and particulate matter. This leads to major environmental risks, and can have – often unknown – harmful effects on our health.

We are dedicated to gaining better insight into the causes and effects of pollution and how it impacts our health. We are also looking for solutions that will address the pollution problem at the source, and which offer potential alternatives for switching to sustainable means of production and consumption patterns. We encourage the conversion of these solutions to both policies and practice.

More insight into the causes and consequences of pollution as well as ways to reduce it will ultimately have a positive effect on the environment and our health.