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Addressing climate change in cities: Policy instruments to promote urban nature-based solutions

This guidance document responds to gaps and highlights a range of policy and supporting instruments relevant for NBS design, implementation and maintenance. Policy instruments include regulations, strategies, programmes, action plans and financial incentives. Each instrument is briefly described

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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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SOLUCIONES BASADAS EN LA NATURALEZA PARA LA GESTIÓN DEL AGUA

Las SbN apoyan una economía circular, restauradora y regeneradora por diseño, y fomentan una mayor productividad de los recursos para reducir su desperdicio y evitar la contaminación, incluso a través de la reutilización y el reciclaje de los mismos. Las SbN también respaldan los conceptos de

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Guiding document for urban development in Europe: The New Leipzig Charter

The charter focuses on the common good and local authorities that are able to act. This is also reflected in the title “The transformative power of cities for the common good”. The charter provides a strategic compass by which communities, Cities and metropolises of all EU member states can host.

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Nature In All Goals

Nature is essential to achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals. It provides us with vital resources such as food, air, water, and energy. In addition, nature can be harnessed to create solutions to the challenges set out in the SDGs, solutions that are positive for social, economic,

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Biodiversity Quality Calculator - Measuring Impacts on Biodiversity

The Biodiversity Quality Calculator is an online tool currently in development. It aims to provide comprehensive and robust biodiversity indices, including biomass, species rarity and population evenness. We are currently developing an online tool which allows data to be uploaded to the platform,

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Greening the Grey: A framework for integrated green grey infrastructure.

The University of Glasgow (with Oxford University and NERC) have created a Framework for green-grey infrastructure. The IGGI report includes16 detailed case studies and 30 vignette examples of costed, innovative real world exemplars where "green" habitat has been included in grey

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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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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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Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas

This report summarises much of the work done by the German Federal Agency of Nature Conservation (BfN) in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the frame of a research and development project on

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EmissionFactors.com

EmissionFactors.com taps into the most powerful environmental database in the world, powered by Ecometrica. Over the years, we've spent thousands of hours searching for and cataloguing emission and conversion factors and still do it on a regular basis. The accuracy of our data is very

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Viridian modelling of nature-based solutions

We use sophisticated modelling to identify, rank and prioritise Nature-based Solutions to multiple problems such as flooding, water resource supply, river pollution, soil loss, poor farm management and biodiversity loss. Our engaging communications show best bang for buck actions, with many

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GIB SmartScan

Increase your infrastructure project’s attractiveness to investors in only a few steps. The GIB SmartScan allows you to assess your infrastructure projects based on its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and helps to efficiently flag risks and opportunities for improvements of your

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Valuing Nature: Demystifying Economic Valuation Paper

This paper covers the main issues, questions and principles surrounding economic valuation and is designed as an overview for those new to economic valuation. The paper brings together input from 120 volunteers from the economic valuation community. The paper provides a summary of agreed principles

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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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The BUFFER project - how research allowed classifying Marine Protected Areas for better clarity in the sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity

The BUFFER project has been awarded the second edition of the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact, highlighting its excellent achievements in terms of advancing science and practice of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The project was funded under the 2011-12 BiodivERsA joint call on “

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Vegetation for urban green air quality plans

Are you aware of the benefits that urban vegetation can produce to lowering temperature and improving air quality? Do you remember how you missed being in contact with nature during the lockdown? The book presents how the Life VEG-GAP project consortium have deepened the links between vegetation

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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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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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Barriers and Enablers for Scaling NbS to the Landscape Level [Socio-Ecological Resilience: ‘Weaving’ to scale Nature-based Solutions (Master Thesis)]

Thus far, little research has been conducted on barriers and enablers for scaling NbS to the landscape level. In collaboration with the Bioregional Weaving Labs collective (aiming to restore, protect, and regenerate at least one million hectares of Europe’s land and sea by 2030), a student research

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