ThinkNature Nature-Based Solutions Handbook

Show simple item record Thinknature Mesimäki, Marja Lehvävirta, Susanna
dc.contributor.editor Somarakis, Giorgos
dc.contributor.editor Stagakis, Stavros
dc.contributor.editor Chrysoulakis, Nektarios 2020-02-27T10:43:05Z 2020-02-27T10:43:05Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Thinknature , Somarakis , G (ed.) , Stagakis , S (ed.) , Chrysoulakis , N (ed.) , Mesimäki , M & Lehvävirta , S 2019 , ThinkNature Nature-Based Solutions Handbook . European Union .
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dc.description ThinkNature project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 730338
dc.description.abstract Nature-based solutions (NBS) are actions inspired by, supported by, or copied from nature, that deploy various natural features and processes, are resource efficient and adapted to systems in diverse spatial areas, facing social, environmental, and economic challenges. The main goals of NBS are the enhancement of sustainable urbanisation (Figure ES.1), the restoration of degraded ecosystems, the development of climate change adaptation and mitigation, and the improvement of risk management and resilience. Moreover, NBS address global challenges, directly connected to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). NBS provide multiple benefits and have been identified as critical for the regeneration and improvement of wellbeing in urban areas, coastal resilience, multifunctional watershed management, and ecosystem restoration. They also increase the sustainability of matter and energy use, enhance the insurance value of ecosystems, and increase carbon sequestration. The vision of the European Commission is to position the EU as a leader in naturebased innovation for sustainable and resilient societies. Establishing an NBS evidence and knowledge base, developing a repository of best practices, creating an NBS Community of Innovators, and improving communication ' and NBS awareness are the main actions to achieve this vision. The added value of the NBS knowledge repository would be better dissemination and visibility, and better uptake and mainstreaming of NBS, as well as contributing to and establishing lively Community of Practice. The evidence for NBS includes NBS case studies, business cases, facts and figures supporting NBS effectiveness and NBS added value, and successes and failures en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher European Union
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.title ThinkNature Nature-Based Solutions Handbook en
dc.title.alternative Luontopohjaisten ratkaisujen käsikirja fi
dc.type Commissioned report
dc.contributor.organization Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
dc.contributor.organization Fifth Dimension - Vegetated roofs and walls in urban areas
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