NBS Knowledge Database

Introduction to the database

As the recognition of the potential Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) grows, so too does the need for a robust evidence base and business case across contexts. If NBS are to deliver on their predicted potential, decision-makers will require tools to communicate, promote and invest in interventions and policy. Currently, the tools available are usually sector-specific due to a lack of meta-analyses of the research, policy, projects and market-based resources available. With Europe producing much of these resources, the region is a fertile foundation point to analyse the state of the NBS landscape worldwide.

NetworkNature, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, is a resource for the NBS community, creating opportunities for local, regional and international cooperation to maximise the impact and spread of NBS. NetworkNature has mapped European research, policy, projects and market-based tools, collating information on the stakeholders involved and topics covered; also, in parallel, has identified relevant international resources. As this is the first mapping of this scale to be performed (other mappings have been limited in sector, region and resource type), the methodology of mapping is in itself a reportable result. Due to the different types of resources, three separate mappings of global academia and projects, policy and market-based were undertaken and then combined to form this database.

For facilitation of access to information, this database is also accompanied by:

Nature-Based Solutions knowledge gaps: that compiles evidence base for NBS gap analysis to help identify future avenues for research.

Database of EU research and innovation projects on Nature-Based Solutions: that gathers European R&I projects on NBS from several major European research and innovation or implementation programmes.

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GrowGreen
Description: This guide is developed for practitioners responsible for the design and implementation of Naturebased Solutions (NbS) projects. It will provide a comprehensive guidance tool to develop climate adaptation projects based on NbS. The design and implementation of NbS is considered...
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Europe, Global
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Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Description: This paper explores on the potential of deep-sea as a holistic nature-based solution to achieve international policy objectives. A suite of management instruments is available that could enable governance alignment of ecosystem services and biodiversity in addition to climate...
Scope:
Global
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WWF
Description: This publication by WWF and Ecoact aims to share the important role of cities adopting nature targets to help restore the relationship between human and the natural world to realize the promise of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for a net-zero world. In this document eight...
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Global
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C40, Arup, Citi Foundation
Description: Community engagement is the process of involving the people that live and interact with your city in its development, including anyone with an interest or influence in, or who is impacted by, a local plan, policy or action. Engagement strategies help cities to develop a better...
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Global
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UNDRR
Description: In this document by UNDRR, Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are considered capable to address the growing challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, increased frequency of extreme weather and natural hazards as well as other human-made environmental disasters. The UNDRR...
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Global
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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Description: Cities of the future: resilient in the face of climate variability - Urban citizens worldwide are increasingly suffering the effects of climate-related disasters such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, landslides and severe storms. This visual story highlights the importance of...
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Europe
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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Description: The join FAO-TNC publication focuses on the role nature-based solutions can play in addressing food security through sustainable agriculture and how it can contribute to improving healthy lands, productive soils and clean water supply. This publication discusses the role and...
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NetworkNature
Description: This report was produced by NetworkNature to summarise the main outcomes of the NetworkNature Annual Event "Upscaling nature-based solutions in policy and practice", which took place on 27th September in Brussels. The event provided the opportunity to learn more about the state-...
Scope:
Europe
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European Investment Bank (EIB)
Description: Nature-based solutions are cost-effective interventions that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits and build resilience. This report highlights the challenges involved in financing nature-based projects and draws on the European Investment Bank’s experience in...
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Europe
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Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
Description: This guidance aims to bring tools and knowledge for cities to use pollinators as indicators of their urban greening and carry out pollinator monitoring. It builds on the EU Commission guidance for pollinator-friendly cities, and explores options for pollinator monitoring in more...
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Europe
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IUCN
Description: Panorama is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. This platform houses a number of thematic portals, and is envisioned...
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Global
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European Business and Innovation Centre Network
Description: This factsheet summarizes the main outcomes of the work done by EBN in relation to the engagement of businesses in the process of mainstreaming NbS. One of the central conclusions is the lack of awareness of private businesses about the market opportunities and the appropriate...
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Europe, Global
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GrowGreen
Description: This report examines the scope for future EU China collaboration on Nature Based Solutions (NbS). In the original call for “demonstrating innovative nature based solutions in cities” (H2020-SCC-2016-2017) the call made reference to the EU-China Sustainable Urbanisation...
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Asia, Europe
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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources
Description: The objective of this publication is to assess how well existing interventions in China that incorporate the use and management of ecosystems and ecosystem services align with best practice norms of Nature-based  Solutions. This is explored through ten case studies of...
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Asia
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United Nations Environment Programme
Description: Less than 3% of the Earth’s surface is covered by peatlands but they are the largest terrestrial organic carbon stock. Indeed, peatlands are capable to store twice as much carbon as in the world’s forests. Despite their potential, globally, peatlands are in decline with 11-15%...
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Global
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International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Description: A key factor for the success of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) initiatives is the active integration of gender considerations. By working to address gender and social inequalities, EbA initiatives can be more effective and more sustainable. Toward Gender-Responsive Ecosystem-...
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Global
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IUCN
Description: This report, published by the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation, shows the results of an initial assessment of a number of selected projects in Mediterranean cities against the IUCN Global Standard. The projects have been chosen to uniformly represent the climatic...
Scope:
Europe
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The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit
Description: "IPCC Explainer: The Science of Climate Change" infographic, developed by John Lang, demonstrates the data and information shared in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR60).
Scope:
Global
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Wetland-Based Solutions
Description: As wetlands are crucial to fight the climate and biodiversity emergencies, we must improve their land use and natural resources management. For this, decision-makers, notably policy-makers, need to be informed about the assets and benefits nature provides to people. Therefore ...
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Global
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Commonland, WWF Landscape Finance Lab, Wetlands International, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
Description: This publication is the result of a close collaboration between Commonland, the Landscape Finance Lab and Wetlands International, with support from the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management. The 4 Returns Framework for landscape restoration is a practical tested system-change...
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Global
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NetworkNature
Description: NetworkNature is working to expand the nature-based solutions (NbS) community and provide support for implementing and amplifying NbS. One way we do this is by investing in relationships and working with local partners to grow locally-based networks. This booklet, produced in...
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Europe
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European Commission
Description: This report analyses co-creation and co-governance approaches for Nature Based Solutions (NbS). Each project represents different ways in co-designing, co-developing, co-implementing and co-monitoring NbS that are being deployed in diverse European contexts. The analysis...
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Europe
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NetworkNature
Description: The report summarises the key outcomes of the NetworkNature Annual Event 2023 “Enabling transformation through and for Nature-based Solutions”, which took place on 8th June 2023, at the Flagey Building in Brussels and brought together more than 150 participants to discuss the...
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Europe
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Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Description: Context The study of ecosystem services has extended its influence into spatial planning and landscape ecology, the integration of which can offer an opportunity to enhance the saliency, credibility, and legitimacy of landscape ecology in spatial planning issues. Objectives This...
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Global
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City of Madrid
Description: In the framework of the Madrid plan for Biodiversity enhancement and management, these visually striking guidelines for Nature-based solutions have been developed. Organised in 4 thematic blocks -green areas, urban streets, public buildings and vacant plots-, they aim to help...
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Europe
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Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Kiwa Secretariat
Description: The Kiwa Initiative is a multi-donor program that aims to strengthen the climate change resilience of Pacific Island ecosystems, communities and economies through Nature-Based Solutions (NbS), that is to say by protecting, sustainably managing and restoring biodiversity. It is...
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Oceania
Main entity:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Description: This guide provides information and reasoning as to why it is important for agribusinesses to engage in nature-positive business practices, and why landscape restoration is an effective solution to issues related to degradation of landscapes and natural capital on which...
Scope:
Global
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Woodland trust
Description: Agroforestry is a land management practice that combines cultivation and farming systems with trees and shrubs. It can include agricultural hedges, parks and wooded pastures, but also innovative systems, such as contour planting and forestry cultivation. This approach offers...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Description: How does nature-based infrastructure (NBI) perform compared to grey infrastructure? How can NBI help to bridge the infrastructure gap? And what outcomes would emerge from shifting investments from built infrastructure to nature? Building on this overarching question, this...
Scope:
Global
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The Nordic Pavilion
Description: From the Nordic Pavilion: Two global crises interlinked: biodiversity loss and climate change. Actions to mitigate one should not worsen the other. Two interactive panel debates considering examples that require the balancing of needs as well as win-win action for both climate...
Scope:
Europe
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Humboldt University of Berlin
Description: The connectivity of green infrastructure facilitating the movement of organisms is the key to strengthening biodiversity in cities. Brownfields are a valuable land resource, with their revitalisation as a Nature Based Solution high on the policy agenda. In supporting cities...
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Europe, Global
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Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative (MedWet),
Description: The Mediterranean has lost more than 50% of its natural wetlands since 1970 through poorly planned development and agricultural water abstraction. As climate change and population growth continue, saving and restoring what remains of these unique habitats is an urgent priority....
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Africa, Europe
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NetworkNature
Description: This report provides a summary of the main outcomes of the launch event of TeAM Hub, the Hungarian NetworkNature Hub for nature-based solutions. The event gathered primarily local authorities reflecting their crucial role in promoting the widespread uptake of nature-based...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
NetworkNature
Description: This Knowledge Brief produced by NetworkNature aims to explore and analyse different perspectives and perceptions of high-quality nature-based solutions (NbS). The brief provides an overview from key stakeholder groups and draws recommendations for practitioners and policy-...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Description: This discussion brief deals with the issues of scale that pertain to Nature-based Solutions. The authors argue that different dimensions of scale could be better incorporated in the future design of NbS, including spatial, analytical, jurisdictional, and temporal scales. 
Scope:
Europe
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Partners and Projects info CSIC - Institute of Marine Sciences
Description: This project is a first of its kind for the marine and coastal Mediterranean environment and will also foster networks by improving the dialogue and coordination between  Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) managers and scientists in order to create the first line of Mediterranean MPA...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
MUTK, Magyar Urbanisztikai Tudásközpont
Description: In a context of constantly increasing levels of urbanization throughout the world, the aim of this article is to address that challenge with new urban planning solutions. Nature-based solutions (NbS) are amongst the newest concepts for tackling today's urban challenges and are...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
Jane Zelikova; Freya Chay; Jeremy Freeman; Danny Cullenward
Description: Voluntary carbon markets are ramping up efforts to credit soil carbon removal, with federal lawmakers and state regulators eager to follow suit. Most of the enthusiasm centers on agricultural practices like reducing tillage intensity, planting cover crops, and improving grazing...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - French Committee
Description: In this report, the IUCN French Committee showcases Nature-based Solutions (NbS) projects for coastal adaptation to climate change in France. The report demonstrates how NbS are efficient tools to address key coastal challenges such as coastal erosion, sea-level rise, and dune...
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Earthwatch
Description: A wide range of benefits for agriculture and farmers are provided by trees. They have the potential to increase economic returns and support agricultural resilience. Planting more trees on farms can address multiple policy goals, including the UK’s aim to become carbon neutral...
Scope:
Europe
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International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Description: AN ECONOMIC VALUATION OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE HONDSBOSSCHE DUNES SAND NOURISHMENT TO CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT The Hondsbossche Dunes are a nature-based coastal protection solution in the Netherlands. The artificial dune landscape stretches along 7 kilometres...
Scope:
Europe
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UNEP
Description: Despite being engines of development, innovation and interaction, cities can also exacerbate some of the world's most serious environmental and socio-economic challenges. It is therefore necessary that cities are planned and designed with nature in mind. Nature-based solutions (...
Scope:
Global
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APAN Regional Hub
Description: The mission of APAN is to build climate change resilient and sustainable human systems, ecosystems and economies through the mobilisation of knowledge, enhanced institutional capacity and informed decision making processes, and facilitated access to finance and technologies. The...
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Asia, Oceania
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Universidade do Porto
Description: Extreme wildfires are expected to increase in Southern Europe, due to climate change and rural abandonment. Fire management is focused on suppression, which accelerates the transition to more flammable landscapes. Synthesising the knowledge acquired over the ‘FirESmart’ project...
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Europe
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NetworkNature
Description: NetworkNature held its first Annual Event on 21st October 2021, on achieving the EU Green Deal through Nature-based Solutions. The Event was organised by IUCN in cooperation with the NetworkNature's partners. Find the presentations from the opening and the closing plenary...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
NetworkNature
Description: This Knowledge Brief produced by NetworkNature aims to disentangle the complexities associated with the integration of research and policy with regards to nature-based solutions (NbS) implementation and mainstreaming. The brief provides an overview of the NbS knowledge gaps...
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Europe, Global
Main entity:
ICLEI
Description: Using in-depth definitions, case studies and resources, the "Guide to Biodiversity Financing for Cities and Regions"  covers innovative and traditional financing instruments to support biodiversity conservation, maintenance, restoration and preservation. This guide was developed...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Description: The BNCFF Blue Prints providing examples on how to integrate Blue Natural Capital (BNC) restoration and conservation into sustainable business models. The aim of the Blue Prints is to inspire and foster opportunities for scaling-up and replicating BNC projects globally.
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
ICLEI
Description: The overall concept of MULTISOURCE focusses on the intersection of Nature Based Solutions for Water Treatment (NBSWT ) with the four key areas of environment, circular economy, society and policy. Stakeholder engagement is an essential element of MULTISOURCE. In the context of...
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Global
Main entity:
Wright, H, Wheelwright, J
Description: Delivering green infrastructure (GI) can provide multiple benefits that enhance the performance, efficiency and resilience of linear infrastructure assets and can reduce whole-life costs along transport, energy and water networks. C771 identifies good practice to support the...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - French Committee
Description: In this report, the IUCN French Committee introduces Nature-based Solutions in the context of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The report features a large selection of projects carried out in the French territory including their benefits and best practice ...
Main entity:
Groundwork Greater Manchester
Description: A green space like no other. Seeing is Believing is an 'eco-tour' of West Gorton's brand new Community Park. This film is the face of a spotlight session in Greater Manchester Combined Authorities 'Green Summit' 2020, for it's role in combatting the effects of climate change...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Description: This report describes the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) assessment of an agroforestry project in the municipality of Welkenraedt, Belgium. Agroforestry is nature-based infrastructure (NBI) that aims to maintain and restore soil productivity, combat erosion, maintain high...
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Europe
Main entity:
Nature4Climate
Description: Meet the new and improved NCS World Atlas! This online tool developed by Nature4Climate with support from The Nature Conservancy demonstrates opportunities for countries around the world to view how natural climate solutions (NCS) alongside emission reduction strategies, can...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: Founded in 2010, the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) provides a worldwide platform to distribute and exchange climate change adaptation knowledge in a variety of ways. It emphasizes the value of direct personal exchange and partnerships, often within particular regions of...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Green Climate Fund
Description: This paper provides an overview of various financial instruments available for climate action and nature conservation, focusing on the innovative approaches taken by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its partners to catalyze finance at scale. This paper discusses five categories...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
UNEP, WEF, ELD, Vivid Economics
Description: UNEP, WEF, ELD and Vivid Economics published the report “State Of Finance For Nature: Tripling investments in nature-based solutions by 2030”, presenting the results of a global analysis which tracks investment flows into nature-based solutions and identifies future investments...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
NetworkNature
Description: This Factsheet explores common water-related challenges, such as water availability, quality, and management, their associated risks, and relevant policies, while proposing nature-based solutions as a paradigm shift. By outlining key benefits of using nature for an integrated...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
ICLEI
Description: This decision-making tree, with a specific focus on biodiversity, aims to support project developers to navigate among the numerous financing instruments available, and help them to find the most suitable ones, taking into consideration their local and national environment, as...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Description: The BNCFF is helping to build the business case for investing in blue Nature-based Solutions by developing the pipeline of bankable Blue Natural Capital (BNC) projects, and connecting people on the ground with investors in boardrooms in the following ways: 1. Supporting project...
Scope:
Global
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VARCITIES
Description: The present report contains an analysis of potential multiple benefits linked to the Visionary Solutions proposed by the pilot cities. It starts by reviewing existing EU-funded projects on Nature-based Solutions and Smart City paradigms to identify common key challenges (with...
Scope:
Europe
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The Nature Conservancy
Description: The Nature Conservancy and partners have conducted a range of Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) analyses accross the globe over the last five years. In this guide they outline basic parameters for getting started with an NCS assessment, flag key decision points, and explain the...
Scope:
Global
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United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Description: This strategy paper draws from existing research and practical project experience applying nature-based solutions (NbS) for adaptation and building climate resilience in informal areas to better understand the potential for upscaling implementation as well as the challenges. ...
Scope:
Global
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World Economic Forum
Description: This report by The World Economic Forum lays out a clear roadmaps for Chinese companies to seize the business opportunities offered by 15 priority transitions under three socio-economic systems. These transitions are projected to ad $1.9 trillion in business value and could...
Scope:
Asia
Main entity:
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Description: This technical report provides a set of recommendations to help plan, design, and implement nature-based solutions (NbS) for adaptation that enhances biodiversity and ecosystem integrity. This report aims to help civil society organizations and actors who are managing or...
Scope:
Global
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Manchester City Council
Description: In 2017, the City of Manchester become one of the 22 ‘Citylab’ study cities being undertaken across Europe as part of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)-funded EnRoute Project. The EnRoute (enhancing the resilience of urban ecosystems through green...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: REGATTA´s objective is to strengthen capacity and knowledge sharing of climate change technologies and experiences for adaptation and mitigation in Latin America and the Caribbean. This regional Network is also contributing to the implementation of the Climate Technology Centre...
Scope:
Latin America
Main entity:
Green Climate Fund
Description: South African smallholder farmers rely on rainfall, made more erratic by climate change, and lack access to climate-risk informed agricultural advisory services to enhance their adaptive capacity. The impacts of increased temperatures and variable rainfall, and recently the...
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Africa
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World Bank
Description: The Economic Case for Nature is part of a series of papers by the World Bank that lays out the economic rationale for investing in nature and recognizes how economies rely on nature for services that are largely underpriced. This report presents a first-of-its-kind integrated...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
NetworkNature
Description: This NetworkNature factsheet explores the potential of ecosystem restoration actions to halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems. Building on the outcomes of the last NetworkNature semester theme on Nature-based solutions for Ecosystem Restoration, the factsheet provides...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development)
Description: This technical report provides contextual information and recommendations to help plan, design, and implement NbS for adaptation that advance gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) while enhancing resilience, biodiversity, and ecosystem integrity. It contributes to the...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Description: The BCAF focuses on increasing the global supply of investment-ready blue carbon restoration projects and enhancing the business case for financing by applying measurement approaches that value the climate, biodiversity and livelihood benefits of these ecosystems. The Blue...
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EU-CONEXUS
Description: This article discusses how to establish an Innovation Hub and how to develop a roadmap to ensure the sustainable communication and cooperation between the academia, research and industry across borders and sectors. It covers aspects such as the design of Workshops, establishing...
Scope:
Europe, Global
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IUCN
Description: The documenti presents recommendations of the Science Task Force (STF) of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and comprised of leading subject experts as specific actions to be undertaken by public and private...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), ISociety for Ecological Restoration (SER), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Description: The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030 (hereafter “UN Decade”) recognizes the critical need to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of the world’s ecosystems. Effective restoration of degraded ecosystems is of paramount importance for recovering...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Earthwatch
Description: This report by Earthwatch Europe shows how urban Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are a sustainable tool for building resilient cities. The report highlights how science and community engagement can provide key answers to support a sustainable future, providing the first insights...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Description: This report explores how nature-based infrastructure (NBI) responds to pressing urban challenges and supports the creation of sustainable cities. It starts by illustrating what makes cities sustainable and the potential role of NBI. Next, it summarizes research findings about...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
UN Environment Programme, World Economic Forum, ELD
Description: The State of Finance for Nature in the G20 report attempts to capture the complete amount and future need for G20 country spending on nature-based solutions assets and activities. It reveals that current G20 investments in nature-based solutions are insufficient, at USD 120...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: EBAFOSA is an inclusive pan-African policy implementation action framework that provides a platform and technical guidance to all stakeholders - state and non-state to drive transformational climate action right down to communities through innovative Volunteerism. Including...
Scope:
Africa
Main entity:
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Description: The present report provides information on principles, safeguards, tools, and a flexible framework for planning and implementing ecosystem-based approaches, to support countries in integrating ecosystem-based approaches into their national biodiversity strategies and action...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
NetworkNature
Description: This powerpoint slide provides a case study on a successful example of nature-based solution applied in the agriculture sector: Agroforestry to make the agricultural systems in Montpellier more resilient to the effects of climate change. The agroforestry scheme was implemented...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
NetworkNature
Description: To achieve a sustainable future, we should work with, not against nature to achieve global goals. Nature-based solutions are a great pathway forward. This Factsheet was produced by NetworkNature to provide an overview of some of our current societal challenges in different...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
CLEARING HOUSE
Description: CLEARING HOUSE project focuses on analysing and developing the potential of NbS in general, and UF-NbS in particular – across China and Europe – in order to enhance the resilience of cities facing major ecological, socio-economic, and human wellbeing challenges. 
Scope:
Asia, Europe
Main entity:
Acclimatise Group Ltd, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Description: AUTHOR Acclimatise; UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre DATE Oct 2021 READ: English (1222 downloads) View Online Download DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.18235/0003711 Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity affecting our ability to deliver energy,...
Scope:
Latin America
Main entity:
Universidad Católica de Valencia
Description: This report builds on the outcomes of a questionnaire answered by each partner of the CONEXUS project consortium (Klaipeda University, KU, Catholic University of Valencia, UCV, Agriculture University of Athens, AUA, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, UTCB, La...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
Nature^Squared
Description: This Nature^Squared report highlights that cities are affected and influence climate change. For this reason, they are looking for ways to develop smart solutions to develop more resilience. Nature-based solutions make it possible to develop green urban areas that meet the...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
World Bank
Description: Globally, floods are the most frequent and damaging natural hazard. To help manage the impact of flooding on people and economies, the World Bank provides technical assistance, advisory services, and financing to its client countries through a range of resilient urban...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
World Bank
Description: Nature-based Solutions (NbS) that strategically conserve or restore nature to support conventionally built infrastructure systems (also referred to as gray infrastructure) can reduce disaster risk and produce more resilient and lower-cost services in developing countries. In the...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Description: UNDP and the Global Environment Facility support the Government of Albania's plans to double Marine Protected Areas, and improve their overall management. In close cooperation with national partners, this includes: - improving the legal and regulatory framework that supports...
Scope:
Europe
Main entity:
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Description: Along the coastline, wetlands act as a natural protective buffer. Inland, they act as a natural sponge, absorbing and storing excess rainfall and reducing flooding. During the dry season, they release the stored water, delaying the onset of droughts and reducing water shortages...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Green Knowledge Platform
Description: The Green Finance Platform (GFP) is a global network of organizations and experts that address major knowledge gaps in sustainable finance. This platform provides the policy, business, and finance communities with cutting-edge knowledge, guidance, data, and tools through the ...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Green Growth Knowledge Partnership
Description: The GGKP's three knowledge platforms the Green Policy Platform, Green Industry Platform, and Green Finance Platform – offer quick and easy access to the latest research, case studies, guidance, and tools to empower policy makers and advisors, small and mediumsized enterprises (...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Description: This Resource Center supports the goals and delivery of numerous projects focused on advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout natural resource management activities. Housing knowledge platforms and information hubs for specific gender and environment...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Ecosystem Services Partnership
Description: Worldwide network to enhance the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services for conservation and sustainable development
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Description: This program expands the scope of contemporary coral reef research, from a predominantly biological focus to a broader understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.
Scope:
Asia, Oceania
Main entity:
Connect4Climate
Description: The Connect4Climate community connects about 500 partners around the world including civil society groups, media networks, international organizations, academic institutions, youth groups, and the private sector.
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Connect4Climate
Description: This resource is a dedicated article on the topic of Nature-Based Solutions and how they are a fundamental component of action for climate and biodiversity. NbS are win-win solutions that strengthen the connection of people and communities to nature and involve protecting,...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
UNFCCC
Description: This publication aims to provide guidance to developing countries on accessing finance for the implementation of coastal and marine nature-based solutions to increase their resilience to extreme climatic events.The publication also contributes towards addressing the gaps and...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Description: the world, for the benefit of people and nature. It aims to halt the degradation of ecosystems, and restore them to achieve global goals. Only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change, and stop the collapse of biodiversity. The UN...
Scope:
Global
Main entity:
Duke University
Description: The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University improves environmental policymaking worldwide through objective, fact-based research to confront the climate crisis, clarify the economics of limiting carbon pollution, harness emerging environmental...
Scope:
Global