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OPERAs Wine Exemplar Summary

Summarizes the work of the OPERAs Wine Exemplar, including researchers and stakeholders involved, tools used, and publications and outreach materials produced.

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Website: What are Nature-based Solutions?

The Nature-based Solution Initiatives (Oxford University) website outlines the basics and a wealth of resources on the topic. Nature-based solutions (NbS) involve working with nature to address societal challenges, providing benefits for both human well-being and biodiversity. Specifically they are

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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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Preference Assessment Factsheet

reference assessment is a direct and quantitative consultative method for analyzing perceptions, knowledge and associated value of ecosystem services demand or use (or even social motivations for maintaining the service) without using economic metrics. It could also be used to understand which

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What are nature-based solutions? Risks, concerns and opportunities

This information brief has been produced as part of a partnership between the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, Youth4Nature and YOUNGO to explore the risks, concerns and opportunities around the concept of Nature-based Solutions, and to share this information with our youth communities. It is

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State of Climate Action 2021: Systems Transformations Required to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C

This report from the Systems Change Lab is a joint effort of the High-Level Climate Champions, Climate Action Tracker (CAT, an independent analytic group comprising Climate Analytics and the NewClimate Institute), ClimateWorks Foundation, the Bezos Earth Fund, and World Resources Institute. It

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REGREEN Factsheets

These factsheets showcase inspiring examples of NBS from cities around Europe to serve as a reference on NBS planning and implementation across REGREEN’s activities. The factsheets aimed to emphasise good practices, barriers and lessons learned. They cover the following topics: Biodiversity;

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Valuing Inclusion and Diversity, Embracing Uncertainty: Ways Forward for Nature-based Solutions

There is a growing consensus that working with nature can help to address the pressing interlinked climate and biodiversity challenges, whilst ensuring and enhancing human well-being. Though being driven primarily by climate change mitigation and increasingly adaptation, Nature-based Solutions (NbS

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New strategy for Renaturing Cities through Nature Based Solutions Good Practices Book

This kit will help you in using Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to make your city more liveable and resilient to climate change. It offers a set of best practices and recommendations that cover all the stages of NBS implementation: how to select the right NBS, how to set one up and how to monitor it

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Quantifying the effects of different management scenarios on ecosystem services and livelihoods in San Martín, Peru

Peru is the second-largest country in Latin America in terms of forest area, and hosts ecosystems of high biodiversity value, large protected areas, ever-changing landscape mosaics with dynamic ecosystem transitions, and many indigenous communities and cultures. Although it is considered a country

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Deliverable 2 Report on the outcomes of the lessons learned, mapping of emerging experiments and expert workshops, leading to a synthesis of the most promising indicators for nature- based solutions

"This Deliverable presents the Connecting Nature Impact Assessment framework and capacity building process whose aim has been to support the mainstreaming of a culture of impact evaluation and evidence based nature-based solutions (NBS) design and implementation in cities. The framework is the

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Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People

The importance of seagrasses is highlighted in a new report, Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People, released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). Seagrasses

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Nature4Cities - Diagnostic of your city's trends with Colouree and/or Greencity

Do you work for a council, as policy-maker or in urban or green spaces planning? Colouree and Greencity will help you set up an exhaustive and ongoing monitoring system to (i) identify the best place for your NBS projects, (ii) support data-driven and collective decision-making and (iii) monitor

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Sprawl Monitor

Toolkit for monitoring urban sprawl and evaluating threats to sustainability.

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NATURE-BASED PLAY Fostering connections for children’s wellbeing and climate resilience

The Nature-based Play publication explores the important relationship between play, nature and climate resilience, considering the perspectives of leading urban development, early childhood, play and nature-based solutions experts. This is followed by case studies from cities around the world that

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Nature-Based Solutions for Restoration of Ecosystems and Sustainable Urban Development

Cities are facing a broad range of social and environmental challenges due to the current pressure of global urbanization. Nature-based solutions aim to utilize green infrastructure to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The design of urban environments must embrace the individual ideals of

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NBS Financing in Front Runner Cities

Connecting Nature aims to support cities in securing financing to support the large-scale implementation of nature-based solutions. Within a relatively short period of three years, Connecting Nature has had a major impact in raising the knowledge and awareness of partner cities about alternative

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Engaging Citizens and Stakeholders with Key Themes and Messages

Explore key themes and messages through a selection of posters. The first set of posters highlights Protect, Restore and Thrive. The second set of posters highlights Working with Nature, Diversfying Options and Multiplying Benefits.

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Green Roofs: An Assesment of ecological benefits in the Paris Region

The Paris Region Institute and its biodiversity department ARB (Regional Biodiversity Agency) carried out a three-year study on 36 green roofs. The study, called Grooves (for Green ROOfs Verified Ecosystem Services), ran from 2017 to 2019. The roofs concerned had varied typologies (extensive, semi-

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Effective Storytelling for Nature-based Solutions

This activity book can be used by a range of audiences, including people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, who are interested in Nature-based Solutions, to facilitate their storytelling process. It has so far been tested on professionals and teams involved in the Connecting Nature project as

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