GrowGreen report: Engaging citizens in nature-based solutions

The IUCN European Regional Office with contributions from the GrowGreen partners: Manchester, Wroclaw, Valencia, and Paisaje Transversal has developed the ‘GrowGreen report: Engaging citizens in nature-based solutions’. This report compiles the lessons learnt from the GrowGreen project as well as experiences from other cities in Europe and around the world to provide support to cities for implementing effective citizen engagement for NbS. The report focuses on two important areas for engagement: Engaging Citizens around local NbS projects; engaging citizens in the development and implementation of a city-wide strategy for NbS. Engaging with citizens on the benefits of NbS generates enthusiasm and involvement, equally, the projects can benefit from local knowledge about the ‘best fit’ of NbS, and ideas about future management practices and maintenance adapted to the needs of citizens.