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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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.
The pilot project's goals are, among other things, to develop a strategic comprehensive plan for Holmehave in Assens municipality in Denmark and use multifunctional land distribution for the establishment of afforestation, nature and wetlands. The Nature-based solutions programme has allocated DKK 890,000 for the project.
The aim is to combat waste, reduce CO2 emissions and improve biodiversity in urban areas.
One of the eight pilot projects that have received funding from our programme is the Danish project “More Nature - Less Waste” lead by Renosyd. They have set out to build 21 fences in Denmark in collaboration with local schools in two municipalities.
The Nature-based solutions in the Nordic region programme has allocated 650,000 DKK to a pilot project in Iceland that aims to increase biodiversity in Reykjavík.
Grasagarður Reykjavíkur is the name of the outdoor collection of living plants located in the capital of Iceland. The park conserves some 3000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone.
One of the seven Nordic pilot projects in the Nature-based Solutions programme is the Lendisbati project (English: land-improvement) in the Faroe Islands.
As part of Tjóðsavnið (the Faroe Islands National Museum), Lendisbati initiative aims to prevent erosion, protect biodiversity and restore wetlands for carbon storage. The first Lendisbati restoration project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers programme and will lay the foundation for future restoration initiatives in the Faroe Islands.