The NetworkNature Nordic hub is a gathering place for all those who work with nature-based solutions in the Nordic region. It is a platform where we exchange contacts and share the knowledge, we gain about implementing nature-based solutions in our part of the world. Also, we post Nordic cases on the Case Study Finder page, so you can see different examples of nature-based solutions in the Nordic region. Occasionally, the Nordic hub will also facilitate events and webinars. The Nordic hub is administered by Jóna Ólavsdóttir, coordinator of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Nature-based solutions programme in the Nordic region.
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We call you to a conference focused on biodiversity in northern cities – assessing biodiversity and the potential to strengthen it and how to go about it. The conference is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and arranged by Ekoparken Association in cooperation with World Wildlife Foundation in Sweden and the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Research supports the contention that cities are harbors for many species. What responsibility do we have to save and strengthen the biodiversity of our urban areas?
Recently the NetworkNature published a booklet, that aims to provide information on the NetworkNature Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Hubs, on the mission, objectives, and success stories.
Read the booklet and get to know more about our Nordic hub: https://lnkd.in/gHhQJyMN
At the recent annual meeting in Danish Waste Association, our pilot project, "More Nature – Less Waste," was awarded with the Danish Waste Association's Sustainable Development Goals Award 2023. This innovative initiative focuses on creating brush fences to effectively reduce garden waste, sequester CO2, and enhance biodiversity. The waste management method has been recognized as a local and integrated infrastructure solution, promoting collaboration with citizens and institutions.
The A-DVICE project led by Norsk institutt for vannforskning (NIVA) will provide advice for policy development to implement, mainstream and upscale nature-based solutions in the Nordics.
This is the third of five projects in the Nordic Council of Ministers’ NBS programme.
The project was kicked off in late April with a meeting attended by representatives from the NBS programme steering committee and contact person, as well as the team representing all the project partners.
Since 2015, Initiative Utö has been tirelessly working to save the Baltic Sea with the primary objective to combat algal blooms and foster a thriving fish population in the Baltic Sea. In May the project was taken to the next level when the unique floating wetland was launched as part of our ongoing programme on nature-based solutions in the Nordics. The project has gained significant recognition and was recently featured in the local newspaper, LOKALTIDNINGEN MITT I STOCKHOLM AB.
In Hurdal in Norway, a cliff over 80 meters long is currently being dug up. Large logs, with their roots on, are piled neatly and decoratively towards the river. The new riverbank will protect against further erosion by using a nature-based solution developed in Scotland and tested in Iceland, among other places.
The project report and a policy brief on status of Nordic NBS are now available – read them here!
Clear political priorities, institutional structures, common standards and funding structures are among the key factors for implementing nature-based solutions (NBS) in the Nordics.
These are some of the key recommendations in the new report «Working with Nature-Based Solutions: Synthesis and mapping of status in the Nordics».
The S-ITUATION project is part of the Nordic Council of Ministers' programme on nature-based solutions. NIVA is leading the project in collaboration with partners from Lund University , Aarhus University, the Agricultural University of Iceland (LBHI), and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).
Politicians, universities and administration in the Nordic countries must gain knowledge about, how we benefit from nature-based solutions in the Nordic region. In seven Nordic countries, eight selected pilot projects are being implemented. They represent different nature-based solutions to different challenges, that arise as a derivation of climate change and the loss of biodiversity.
Learn more about the projects in the video below.