Nature-based solutions resources

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NetworkNature Knowledge Brief: Taking nature-based solutions up the policy ladder - from research to policy action

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 resulting from an

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Standardization in urban climate adaptation

The RESIN project has developed standardised approaches to help cities develop their adaptation strategies and strengthen their resilience. Key products are:  A tool for impact and vulnerability analysis (IVAVIA1);  a decision support tool (E-Guide);  a library of adaptation options;

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UrbanByNature: a capacity-building and knowledge-sharing programme for nature-based solutions

UrbanByNature is a facilitated capacity-building programme promoting exchange among cities, researchers, SMEs and NGOs to build bridges with the Nature-Based Solutions communities across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other interested regions. The programme is powered by ICLEI - Local Governments

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Peer-reviewed paper: Harnessing the potential of nature-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change

Abstract: Although many governments, financial institutions, and corporations are embracing nature-based solutions as part of their sustainability and net-zero carbon strategies, some nations, Indigenous peoples, local community groups, and grassroots organizations have rejected this term. This

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Resource List: Criteria and Requirements for High-Quality Nature-based Solutions

This review includes a list of selected resources that discuss the criteria and the requirements of high-quality nature-based solutions (NBS). The list consists of resources that offer a comprehensive approach to NBS quality considerations and documents that focus on specific aspects of NBS quality

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Science-based ecosystem restoration for the 2020s and beyond: Science Task Force for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

To move the goals of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration forward, the Science Task Force of the Decade presents this think piece, which addresses four fundamental questions, presents five key messages to bring effective and long-term action, and provides recommendations on how

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International principles and standards for the practice of ecological restoration

This summary provides an abbreviated outline and introduction to the full SER International Principles and Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration, Second Edition to: better understand how the principles and standards relate to each other; apply these concepts at all stages of a

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Principles for delivering urban Nature-based Solutions

This report aims to enable more ambitious targets related to NBS, climate resilience and ENG, and ultimately increase the application of NBS, both wild and cultivated, in urban areas. To achieve this, the report sets out six principles to assist organisations and individuals in the design,

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GLOBAL YOUTH NATURE-BASED POSITION STATEMENT ON SOLUTIONS

This statement represents the first-ever, globally representative and collectively crafted position from young people on “Nature-based Solutions”. We are addressing decision-makers and key stakeholders, to present our own views, priorities, and demands from the NbS conversation which,

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Green Infrastructure Planning Principles: An Integrated Literature Review

Green infrastructure is a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas, including green and blue spaces and other ecosystems, designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services at various scales. Apart from the ecological functions, green infrastructure, as a

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Nature-based Solutions in Action: Lessons from the Frontline

The 13 case studies in this report have been contributed by environment, development and local community organisations. They show NbS in action in a wide range of contexts, from a Farmers’ Seed Network in China that supports agroecology by conserving traditional seeds, to large-scale watershed

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Beyond Carbon Credits: A BLUEPRINT FOR HIGH-QUALITY INTERVENTIONS THAT WORK FOR PEOPLE, NATURE AND CLIMATE

This document sets out WWF’s views on implementing high-impact and high-quality nature-based solutions for climate mitigation from the perspective of the people and the places where we work, as a companion to WWF’s Blueprint for Corporate Action on Climate and Nature, which focuses on business-

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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

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Can ‘nature-based solutions’ help address climate change?

These so-called “nature-based solutions” are key to many countries’ and companies’ plans to achieve net-zero in the coming decades. Nature-based solutions also featured more prominently than before at the UN’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow last month. The term briefly made an appearance in a

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The science, policy and practice of nature-based solutions: An interdisciplinary perspective

In this paper, they reflect on the implications for science, policy and practice of the recently introduced concept of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), with a focus on the European context. First, they analyse NBS in relation to similar concepts, and reflect on its relationship to sustainability as an

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A new evaluation framework for nature-based solutions (NBS) projects based on the application of performance questions and indicators approach

One of the key features of nature-based solutions (NBSs) is their high effectiveness and economic and resource efficiency in solving problems compared to traditional grey interventions. These aspects, however, have so far attracted little attention in the literature but should be considered, as the

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What are Nature-based solutions (NBS)? Setting core ideas for concept clarification

Although nature-based solutions (NBS) have been promoted as a key tool for solving diverse environmental and societal problems, the concept and its practical applications remain unclear. This ambiguity is linked to the fact that the NBS concept has emerged from the integration of multiple

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IUCN Global Standard for NbS

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are a powerful ally to address societal challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity loss and food security. As the world strives to emerge from the current pandemic and move towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it is imperative that future investments in

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NetworkNature report on practical, research and innovation needs

This report on practical, research and innovation needs was prepared in the context of NetworkNature Work Package 3. The aim was to compile an evidence base for Nature-based Solutions (NBS), to be used to support the uptake and proliferation of NBS in planning, strengthening the practical

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The vital role of nature-based solutions in a nature positive economy

This report is a first step in addressing knowledge gaps in the potential economic benefits of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and the challenges facing NatureBased Enterprises (NBE). Based on extensive consultations, we profile some of the economic activities where NBE are engaged in the delivery of

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