Nature-based solutions resources

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GrowGreen Factsheet - Nature Based Solutions Financing Assessment

The GrowGreen Factsheet proposes a series of steps to effectively plan the financing of NBS Strategies in cities. The process starts by clearly identifying the scale of costs associated with the different aspects of a city’s NBS strategy, followed by an assessment of any avoided costs resulting

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Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystems Restoration | Geneva Nature-based Solutions Dialogues | World Environment Day & UN Decade on Restoration

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will be launched on World Environment Day, held on 5 June 2021 under the theme of “Ecosystem Restoration”. On this occasion, actors in Geneva and beyond can amplify the call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world. This session will

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Internet of Nature Podcast

The Internet of Nature Podcast explores how increasingly "smart" cities have embraced technology for mobility, lighting, and waste management but have left urban ecology behind in the digital revolution. Join Nadina Galle as she interviews entrepreneurs & innovators on their

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Guidelines for planning and monitoring corporate biodiversity performance

These guidelines offer an approach for developing a corporate-level biodiversity strategic plan, including measurable goals and objectives and a set of core linked indicators, that will allow companies to measure their biodiversity performance across their operations. The Guidelines can be used by

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FINANCING NATURE: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap

The report identifies a set of nine financial and policy mechanisms that, if implemented and scaled up, can collectively close the biodiversity financing gap. The report goes into detail about the enabling conditions for the implementation and scaling of each of these mechanisms, and it makes

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CLEVER Cities D5.3 - Governance, business and finance models

This report has been produced as a part of the CLEVER Cities project within Work Package 5, looking at CLEVER solutions to bring NBS from innovation to market. It is divided into three sections: Governance Models for NBS, Business Models for NBS and Financing Models for NBS. Together, these

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European Climate and Health Observatory Platform

The European Climate and Health Observatory aims to support Europe in preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change on human health by providing access to relevant information and tools. It also fosters information exchange and cooperation between relevant international, European,

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Nature4Cities - NoiseModelling

Among the tools developed in the scope of Nature4Cities, one is dedicated to the assessment of noise. NoiseModelling is a free and open-source tool designed to produce environmental noise maps on very large urban areas. Urban planners can use NoiseModelling in order to carry out impact studies

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Nature4Cities - NBS Dynamic Assessment Methodology Support Document

The evaluation of the environmental benefits of NBS is one of the key solutions paving the way for resilient cities, and to strengthen urban planning strategies. A strong need of new governance, business, financing models and economic impact assessment tools for sustainable cities with NBS (urban

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FUTURE BRIEF: The solution is in nature

Nature-based solutions are our best ally in the fight against climate change and help deliver the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. These solutions bring multiple benefits — they empower people and communities, they increase resilience, and they provide jobs and business opportunities. Scaling up

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Taking Action for Urban Nature - Citizen Engagement Handbook

Diverse values, interests, and needs are associated with nature-based solutions. It is therefore important that they are taken into account in decision-making. As engaging communities contribute to realising all the sustainability benefits of nature-based solutions the "Citizen Engagement

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How much do you know about the current state of European forests?

Does a larger forest area mean absolute good news? How can we adapt forests to climate change? What is the role of forests as carbon sinks? What is the relationship between biodiversity and sustainable forest management? Irene Baños Ruiz, a Deutsche Welle (DW) freelance environmental journalist,

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Accelerating business solutions for Climate and Nature Report I: Mapping nature-based solutions and natural climate solutions

Nature-based solutions (NbS), can help to deliver up to 37% of solutions to achieve the Paris climate goal, as well as the potential to help address other societal challenges while being good for business and people. Yet, to scale up investment in Nature-based Solutions, business requires clarity

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Building a resilient economy

Science shows us that humanity’s impacts on the planet are intensifying and environmental trends are heading in the wrong direction. In response, there have been calls for systemic interventions from prominent international agencies including the United Nations Environment Programme, the

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EU CORDIS Research Results on Nature-based Solutions

A repository of EU funded project research results uploaded to CORDIS on nature-based solutions.

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Nature4Cities - Implementation model pre-selection tool to find the most suitable business, governance and financing model

Are you a practitioner, urban planner or decision-maker looking for new business, governance and financing models to support your NBS project implementation? Our Implementation Models (IM) Preselector helps you build the models fitting your context by providing you with recommendations and

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School Garden, Street Garden

Green areas are increasingly scarce in cities and in schools and, in some cities, there are many abandoned green spaces and parks. These could become places of environmental education, biodiversity, and healthy recreation for people, improving cities’ ecosystems. The aim of this activity is to

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Nature Positive Recovery

"While the most immediate priorities of COVID-19 responses have rightly been health and economic well-being, the crisis has also created a new appreciation for how our encroachment on nature poses significant risks. There is, however, much more work to be done to help decision-makers recognize

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UPSCALING CORPORATE SOLUTIONS FOR BIODIVERSITY

This report seeks to describe the actual levers and modes of action that are successfully being used by business, and also to identify the conditions for their scale-up: the point is how to take or pursue actions of a similar nature at different plants and sites, or in other sectors and businesses

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NBS Learning Scenarios

Better awareness of the opportunities, benefits and limitations of nature-based solutions has been identified by citizens and experts as one of the main factors that could facilitate the transition to more sustainable cities and territories. Nature-based Solutions (NBS) use nature and ecosystems to

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