Task Force 6: Co-creation and Governance

Task Force 6 focuses on co-creation for nature-based solutions, which involves engaging citizens and stakeholders in assessing problems and issues, designing nature-based solutions, implementing them and monitoring their impact.


  • Identify and promote ways to integrate principles of equality, inclusiveness and justice in NbS
  • Explore and analyse the socio-political conditions to develop NbS and the existing planning and institutional barriers
  • Explore, formalise and stage bottom-up initiatives for NbS (i.e. meta-governance)
  • Explore co-governance gaps in the full lifecycle of NbS, from strategic decisions to long-term management
  • Explore co-creation approaches and innovations with systemic, sociotechnical perspectives, e.g. through NbS Living Labs, participatory evaluation and place keeping

Key activities for 2021: Task Force 6 incorporates several working clusters that are led by, contributed to, and reviewed by representatives of different projects. These clusters are:

  • NbS introduction – to frame the topic of co-creation for NbS

  • Co-creation for/with who

  • Co-governance and policies

  • Co-creation good practice and resources

  • Monitoring and evaluation

Each cluster will agree the definition of their topic; define their agenda and timing; identify output formats for their work, such as videos, webinars, posters; and consider links with ongoing work in the projects. The outputs from the cluster will be made available in a wiki format as well as communicated in other forms as determined by the clusters. Due to the focus on spatial planning, the Task Force coordinates with Task Force 3 to avoid overlap and duplication.