Nature-based solutions resources

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NetworkNature Visualisation: EU-Funded Nature-based solutions research projects addressing Societal Challenges across Ecosystems

In this document you can find a visual representation of the different types of ecosystems and most relevant societal challenges in the context of NBS, with the aim to simplify and communicate these concepts, while inspiring NBS good practices. || The European Commission defines Nature-

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Report on the Launch Event of TeAM HUb - the Hungarian Network Nature Hub for Nature-based solutions

This report covers the launch event of TeAM HUb1 - the Hungarian Network Nature Hub for Nature-based solutions took place at the Budapest Congress Centre on 18 October 2022.

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The NetworkNature Semester on Nature-based solutions and Standards Final Output Report

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are locally adapted, cost- and resource-efficient, systemic interventions, which can simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and build resilience to climate change. As such they have a real and transformative potential to address the two-fold

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NetworkNature Knowledge Brief 2: Ensuring the quality of nature-based solutions - perspectives of key stakeholder groups

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-makers on how to ensure

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NetworkNature Annual Event Report: Upscaling nature-based solutions in policy and practice

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-of-the-

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The vital role of Nature-based Solutions in a nature positive economy

The Working Group on the Nature-Based Economy of Taskforce 3 produced this short video to highlight the main recommendations of the EC Expert Publication "The Vital Role of Nature-based Solutions in a Nature-Positive Economy". Watch the video and check out the report, which is a first

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The proposed EU Nature Restoration Law: what role for cities and regions?

This policy brief takes a fresh look at the implications of the European Commission’s proposed Nature Restoration Law for cities, regions and local actors. The first of its kind, this paper looks at what the Law holds in store for these governments and authorities – actors on the front lines of the

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NetworkNature Factsheet: Seizing opportunities for ecosystem restoration to tackle societal challenges

This 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 an analysis of several restoration

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Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards

Many organizations, including members of the Friends of EbA network (FEBA) 11 have gained both conceptual and practical experience in designing and implementing EbA measures in various regions, ecosystems, and levels of governance. These experiences provide a rich source of lessons and are a good

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Guide for addressing climate change adaptation in standards

This Guide provides guidance on addressing aspects of climate change adaptation in European standardization documents. This Guide is applicable to product (including design), service, infrastructure and testing standards. For the purposes of this Guide, the definition of the term “product” has

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Technical Guidance on Comprehensive Risk Assessment and Planning in the Context of Climate Change

The Technical Guidance on Comprehensive Risk Assessment and Planning in the Context of Climate Change provides orientation on how risks in the context of climate change can be comprehensively and systemically addressed through risk assessment. Decision-making, planning, and integrating

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BS 8631: Adaptation to climate change - Using adaptation pathways for decision making

The climate is changing and making the right decisions around adaption and resilience is increasingly importa​nt. BSI is taking a lead in supporting organizations with good practice in this area. With an introduction from the Adaptation sub-Committee of the UK’s Climate Change Committee, the

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Guidance on Metrics, Targets, and Transition Plans

Over the past few years, several market and industry initiatives have focused on converging reporting standards that cover climate issues as well as aligning and improving comparability of climate-related metrics. These efforts include work to harmonize greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting methods to

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UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (2021): Insuring the climate transition: The final report of UN PSI’s TCFD pilot project

The insurance industry is one of the largest global industries with more than USD 6 trillion in world premium volume and USD 36 trillion in assets under management. As such, insurers hold a significant portion of global economic assets and liabilities on their balance sheets. As risk managers,

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A Framework for Measuring and Reporting of Climate-related Physical Risks to Built Assets

In August 2021, UKGBC launched the Measuring and Reporting Climate-related Physical Risks task group in response to the upcoming mandatory disclosure of climate-related risks. For large organisations and financial institutions within the UK, this comes into force from April 2022 in line with the

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ISO 14091:2021 Adaptation to climate change — Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment

This document gives guidelines for assessing the risks related to the potential impacts of climate change. It describes how to understand vulnerability and how to develop and implement a sound risk assessment in the context of climate change. It can be used for assessing both present and future

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Guidelines for Climate Impact and Vulnerability Assessments Recommendations of the Interministerial Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change of the German Federal Government

These guidelines of the Interministerial Working Group on Adaptation to Climate Change of the German Federal Government (IMA Adaptation) provide methodological recommendations for the execution of climate impact and vulnerability assessments at regional and national level. They are intended to

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Technical guidance on the climate proofing of infrastructure in the period 2021-2027

The new technical guidance on climate-proofing of infrastructure projects has been developed by the Commission in close cooperation with potential implementing partners for InvestEU along with the EIB Group. It is primarily intended for project promoters and experts involved in the preparation

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EXISTING STANDARDS AND STANDARDIZATION ACTIVITIES REPORT

The aim of this report is to disseminate knowledge about relevant existing standards and standardization activities amongst project partners and to support the awareness raising of possible missing standards. Thus this document will show the current resilience and Smart City standardization

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Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas: perspectives on indicators, knowledge gaps, barriers, and opportunities for action

Nature-based solutions promoting green and blue urban areas have significant potential to decrease the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of cities in light of climatic change. They can thereby help to mitigate climate change-induced impacts and serve as proactive adaptation options for

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