Nature-based solutions resources

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  • Report

LEVERGING PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS IN ADAPTATION: The evolving role of climate finance in enabling a paradigm shift

In order to draw cross-national lessons on how climate finance can be used to unlock private sector investments in adaptation, we analyzed global climate finance flows and the project portfolios and the evolution of three multilateral climate funds (MCFs) between 2010 and 2020: the Pilot Program

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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services A business case for re/insurance

Assessing biodiversity risks is complex as there is a massive underlying collection of risks. To help assess the risks and foster dialogue around biodiversity they have designed a Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) Index. It shows that in 20% of all countries, ecosystems are in a fragile

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The BlueHealth Toolbox Guidance for urban planners and designers

The BlueHealth Toolbox is for planners, designers and other decision-makers responsible for blue spaces. The tools provide the means to make comparable assessments of urban blue spaces before and after any proposed changes. Such changes can include a wide range of interventions, from physical

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The Little Book of Investing in Nature: A simple guide to financing life on Earth

The Little Book of Investing in Nature aims to energise that dialogue by clearly laying out options for financing biodiversity conservation. While some measures to protect biodiversity may come at an economic cost, others are likely to generate strong returns, economic and otherwise. This book

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MAINSTREAMING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS Economic Regeneration

This report specifically addresses the mainstreaming of urban nature-based solutions for economic regeneration. They understand economic regeneration to be about the improvement and reinvigoration of urban areas. Nature-based solutions have the potential to encourage economic regeneration through

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MAINSTREAMING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS Climate Change

This report specifically addresses mainstreaming nature-based solutions for solving the climate crisis in cities. Nature-based solutions are increasingly integrated in urban development practices. They have the potential to effectively address the climate crisis. These ‘natural climate solutions’

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MAINSTREAMING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS Biodiversity

This report specifically addresses the mainstreaming of nature-based solutions for biodiversity. Nature-based solutions are increasingly integrated in urban development practices. They have the potential to effectively address biodiversity challenges through conserving nature, restoring nature, and

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PATHWAYS FOR SYSTEMIC INTEGRATION OF NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS

This report identifies and elaborates the key stepping stones – pivotal actions – that can unlock the potential for mainstreaming urban nature-based solutions. Using the examples of climate change and biodiversity, they examine how stepping stones can be aligned to generate promising pathways for

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GREENING EUROPEAN CITIES: ACCELERATING THE UPTAKE OF URBAN NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the barriers and opportunities influencing the uptake of nature-based solutions (NBS) in urban regimes, as well as the underlying factors or conditions explaining these. They understand urban regimes as being shaped by institutional structures

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CITY FOR BIODIVERSITY: THE ROLES OF NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN EUROPEAN CITIES

This report summarises the first analysis of nature-based solutions (NBS) across European cities in terms of their contributions to biodiversity goals. Drawing on a sample of 199 nature-based solutions from the Urban Nature Atlas1 established by NATURVATION, which mainly involved three types of

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  • Infographic

Exploring Experiences of Nature-Based Solutions through International Cities

Explore experiences of nature-based solutions through a selection of posters on Melbourne, Cape Town, Boston, Mexico City, Tianjin and Winnipeg.

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Monetary Value of European Nature-based Solutions

Cities and regional governments are making critical contributions to sustainability and climate change, and are key sites of achieving the aims of the Convention on Biodiversity and the Green New Deal. This study demonstrates the economic value of nature-based solutions throughout Europe, in order

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Engaging Citizens and Stakeholders with Key Themes and Messages

Explore key themes and messages through a selection of posters. The first set of posters highlights Protect, Restore and Thrive. The second set of posters highlights Working with Nature, Diversfying Options and Multiplying Benefits.

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Policy and Planning Toolkit for Urban Green Justice

Based on qualitative interview data collected in 40 cities across Western Europe, the United States and Canada, the report presents a summary and analysis of 50 policy tools and policies that fight displacement and gentrification while also improving the accessibility and inclusiveness of green

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URBAN NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: PERSPECTIVES, LESSONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FROM NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, UK

This report promotes and develops the idea of urban nature-based solutions as a new policy agenda that can both serve to support the kinds of access to, appreciation of, and enhanced well-being from nature that has been brought into the spotlight by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the

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The multiple values of urban nature: Evidence from 1,000 European nature-based solutions

Urban nature-based solutions can be designed to deliver diverse social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits in parallel. This instills them with the potential to contribute to multiple policy goals simultaneously. Making optimal use of such solutions requires an understanding of the

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Achieving impact: How to realise the potential of urban nature-based solutions

The importance of urban green areas as a refuge to city dwellers and as a foundation for ‘recovering better’ has gained significant attention in light of COVID-19 and global lockdowns. The pandemic, while causing immense social and economic damages, also provides an opportunity to rethink urban

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Urban nature: A shared solution to the climate and biodiversity crises?

Cities are increasingly being recognised as key arenas for governing and tackling global environmental challenges, including the interlinked climate and biodiversity crises. Yet urban areas have historically exacerbated these issues. Cities are estimated to account for 60-75% of global GHG

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  • Software

Urban Nature Explorer

As a web-based interactive platform, the Urban Nature Explorer aims to support the development and the visualization of alternative nature-based solution scenarios and assess their costs, benefits, and impacts on selected urban sustainability challenges (e.g. climate change, stormwater management

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International Comparison of Nature-Based Solutions

This report explores the dynamics and politics of urban nature-based solutions innovations by comparing governance arrangements, public participation, financing mechanisms, innovation patterns and social impacts associated with the emergence and deployment of 54 nature-based solutions interventions

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