Nature-based solutions resources

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Nature4Cities platform

The main objective of Nature4Cities project is to increase the awareness about the Nature Based Solution (NBS) and to promote new collaborative models for NBS uptake. Following this purpose, the Nature4Cities (N4C) Platform has been developed including a set of tools with the aim of spread

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The Health Benefits of Natural Spaces

The city of the future needs to be a green city.​ Several scientific studies associate green spaces​ -​​urban parks, gardens, tree-lined streets or forests, among others-​ with numerous health benefits​ ​in​ ​adults, such as​ ​a reduction of​ ​stress, ​a ​longer​ ​life​ ​or ​a ​better general​ ​and

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Episode 2: Urban trees and gardens: How good are they really for you?

"In the second episode of the NATURVATION Creating Green Cities podcast, we discuss the topics of monitoring and assessing nature-based solutions. The episode features interviews with Gabino Carballo from the team behind Municipality of Barcelona’s “Tree Master Plan” and Hans Pijls from Food

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COVID-19 and its impact on public life and use of public space

This episode discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the behavior of people in public spaces in Dortmund (Germany), San Francisco (USA) and Isfahan (Iran). Guests: Teresa Sprague and Ghazal Farjami, and Mais Jafari explain how people in these societies perceive and react to social distancing, mask

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Gaps and opportunities to sustainable urban development through nature-based solutions Policy Brief

The multifunctional character of nature-based solutions (NBS) enables them to provide responses to both social and environmental challenges. Analysis has shown that there is significant potential for NBS to help achieve sustainable urban development objectives. Nonetheless, challenges for

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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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Urban Nature Atlas

The Urban Nature Atlas, developed as part of the NATURVATION project, is the most comprehensive database of nature-based solutions for cities created to date. The Urban Nature Atlas has been produced as the result of a systematic survey of nature-based solutions interventions in 100 European cities

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A buyer’s guide to soil carbon offsets

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 management. These

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Mainstreaming Nature-Based Solutions: Economic Regeneration

This report specifically addresses the mainstreaming of urban nature-based solutions for economic regeneration. We 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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Planning and delivering Nature-based Solutions in Mediterranean cities

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 peculiarities and

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We Value Nature Digital Media Library

Curated multimedia content showing the business case for a natural capital approach. Most content is under open licences and you are encouraged to download, remix and share your creations.

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Technical Solutions Guidebook

In response to this uncertainty, Connecting Nature has developed a process tool to help cities and other organisations navigate the path towards implementation of NatureBased Solutions on a large scale: the Connecting Nature Framework. The Framework identifies three distinct phases of development

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Opinion Fact sheet: Bio-diverse cities and regions beyond 2020 at the UN CBD COP 15 and in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

The political objective of this own-initiative opinion is to adopt the official position of the CoR to disseminate in the ongoing preparatory meetings and events towards the 15th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD COP 15) and consequently to

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UNLOCKING NATURE’S POTENTIAL Forests related Nature-based Solutions to address climate change and promote sustainable development

Active participation of business is a core driver in achieving international environment and development agreements, namely the Paris Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their contribution should be promoted. This briefing

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Urban Greening for Biodiversity Net Gain: A Design Guide

To help meet the challenges of a growing city and the climate and ecological emergency, there must be a step change in how development relates to London’s natural environment. As well as continuing to protect the most valuable green and wild places, new development proposals need also to strengthen

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Nature4Cities - NBS Projects Implementation Handbook

This Handbook was made for government officials, practitioners or project coordinators working in the public domain and needing support in their NBS project implementation. It will be useful especially for those who are at the early stages of developing climate adaptation and mitigation

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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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Stories on trees: Urban forests & Green space during Covid-19 pandemic

The COVID 19 pandemic is transforming our society. All the basic elements of living together have radically changed in the past weeks: Where and how we work, whom we spend time with, whom we care about, what tasks and activities keep us busy. This post describes the situation and the role of green

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REGREEN Factsheets

These factsheets showcase inspiring examples of NBS from cities around Europe to serve as a reference on NBS planning and implementation across REGREEN’s activities. The factsheets aimed to emphasise good practices, barriers and lessons learned. They cover the following topics: Biodiversity;

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Products providing guidance on urban tree monitoring

In this CLEARINGHOUSE post you can find a list of USDA`s (US Department of Agriculture) new guidance products on urban tree monitoring. These guides are designed around the collection of longitudinal field data – tracking the fate of individual trees – and will enable urban tree professionals to

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