Open Consultation: DRAFT of the European Research & Innovation Roadmap for Nature-based solutions

NetworkNature is facilitating the development of the EU R&I Roadmap for Nature-based solutions and is now opening a public consultation on its first draft until the 18th of September. Find the first draft here

This Roadmap aims to bring forward key levers for R&I to help achieve EU goals for NBS development and deployment, further bridge knowledge needs and implementation gaps, and contribute to facilitating synergies and complementarities between the multiple on-going and planned European R&I activities on NBS.

The current draft of this roadmap has been co-constructed with many experts and actors, together with the European Commission DG R&I team on NBS and builds notably on a mapping of EU R&I projects on NBS conducted by NetworkNature, as well as its work on collecting knowledge gaps which resulted in the NetworkNature database of knowledge gaps.

The consultation aims at retrieving feedback from a wider spectrum of actors in the field of NBS, and thus give the opportunities to contribute to the co-development of European effort on NBS.

About you

By answering this survey, you accept that we will collect your contact details and your sector of activity to better analyse your answers and contact you later on in the context of this roadmap, if needed. This data will be securely processed and stored, in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, and used only for the purposes of this survey.

You may select multiple topics.
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Overall, do you consider the vision and conceptual approach presented in the European roadmap for R&I on NBS to be appropriate (especially as described in introduction to the section "Roadmap to 2030")?
Do you have any specific comments or additions concerning the key issues to be considered in the development of this roadmap?
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Overall, do you consider the methods presented in the European roadmap for R&I on NBS to be appropriate?
Do you have any specific comments or additions concerning methods that could be considered in the development of this roadmap?
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Overall, do you consider the stock taking of support to R&I to be appropriate?
Do you have any specific comments or additions concerning stock taking of NBS R&I at European level, as presented in this section?
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How do you consider overall scope of the four strategic pillars?
Please share any additional comments or recommendations:
To what extent do you agree with the rationale and description of the pillar and its associated levers?
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1.A Advancing knowledge for sustainable and effective NBS design and implementation
1.B Better documenting NBS
1.C Developing non-monetary and monetary valuation of NBS benefits
1.D Better integrating social sciences and humanities for tracking NSB barriers and context-specifics
Please share any additional comments, resources or examples of initiatives/work addressing this pillar you want to flag?
To what extent do you agree with the rationale and description of the pillar and its associated levers?
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2.A Better integrating research and demonstration
2.B Engaging the private sector on NBS and operationalizing NBS in business
2.C Developing and testing tools to help bridge the gaps
Please share any additional comments, resources or examples of initiatives/work addressing this pillar you want to flag?
To what extent do you agree with the rationale and description of the pillar and its associated levers?
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3.A Advancing policy implementation across EU sectors and scales
3.B Enabling supportive conditions and legal frameworks through R&I
3.C EU R&I supporting and ambitious international agenda on NBS
Please share any additional comments, resources or examples of initiatives/work addressing this pillar you want to flag?
To what extent do you agree with the rationale and description of the pillar and its associated levers?
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4.A Raising awareness and empowering society on NBS
4.B Enabling transdisciplinary dialogue and the mobilization of local knowledge
4.C Developing skills and investments capacities for NBS implementation
Please share any additional comments, resources or examples of initiatives/work addressing this pillar you want to flag?

As NetworkNature finishes after the publication of the final roadmap, the implementation is foreseen in the follow-up consortium, NetworkNature+, with activities on evidence and knowledge generation, policy integration, as well as dialogue with programmers and funders, policymakers, as well as with the EC NBS Task Forces. We are co-developing this section with key institutions, organisations and advisors as currently described in the draft section, and in particular with R&I programmers and funders working on biodiversity. We are keen on hearing your views and ideas for this section’s development, in particular:

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Overall, do you consider the preliminary approach to the roadmap’s implementation to be appropriate?
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