The European Environment Agency presents a new report that gives valuable insights in how working with nature can help prevent the worst impacts of climate change, and biodiversity and ecosystem loss. Nature-based solutions offer multiple ways to do this. Science and policy have begun to recognise their potential. The knowledge base is expanding rapidly, with gaps identified and plans to fill them. However, challenges for implementation remain at the local level, as demonstrated by the case studies in this report.
This report finds that there are ample opportunities for mainstreaming nature-based solutions into diverse sectors across Europe, as well as improvement of policy coherence, further research and implementation of Nature-based solutions in Europe, which can support the transformative change needed to address the interdependent climate and biodiversity challenges.
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