Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation


This domain will initiate and sustain dialogue among the various stakeholders (private and public sector, architects, practitioners, policy maker), on nature-based solutions in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The dialogue will address integrated and holistic solutions that meet both adaptation and mitigation objectives and are applicable across different sectors such as integrating materials, green and blue infrastructure, and enhancing ecosystems. Natural resources management and cost-effectiveness enhancement of NBS in order to address societal and environmental challenges such as developing low cost, low maintenance and low carbon emissions solutions to climate change challenges. Integration of new and innovative approaches and Methods for robust monitoring of the performance and assessment of the impact of deployed NBS will be examined.

Using Co-creation to Stimulate Transition for Implementing NBS - ThinkNature Webinar 4

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on June 10, 2019 - 4:50pm

This document concerns the second presentation about "Using Co-creation to Stimulate Transition for Implementing NBS: Shared Governance, Spatial Challenges and Environmental Policies", presented by Israa Mahmoud during the fourth ThinkNature webinar at 5/6/2019 about "Governance Models for NBS: Policies, Strategies and Decision Making Mechanisms".

The SLU and NBS Urban Agenda Partnership - ThinkNature Webinar 4

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on June 10, 2019 - 4:46pm

This document concerns the first presentation about "The Sustainable Land Use (SLU) and Nature Based Solution (NBS) Urban Agenda Partnership: Brief overview and focus on Action 6 on better regulation", presented by Claudia de Luca during the fourth ThinkNature webinar at 5/6/2019 about "Governance Models for NBS: Policies, Strategies and Decision Making Mechanisms".

Discussion Q&A, C. de Luca, I. Mahmoud, FORTH - ThinkNature Webinar 4

This recording concerns the discussion and Q&A section during the fourth ThinkNature webinar at 5/6/2019 about "Governance Models for NBS: Policies, Strategies and Decision Making Mechanisms". This webinar invited policy makers, decision makers, end users and authorities from all levels (states, regions, municipalities, etc.) to discover the aspect of governance as to NBS and learn about the policy and decision making framework concerning NBS.

Using Co-creation to Stimulate Transition for Implementing NBS, I. Mahmoud - ThinkNature Webinar 4

This recording concerns the second presentation about "Using Co-creation to Stimulate Transition for Implementing NBS: Shared Governance, Spatial Challenges and Environmental Policies", presented by Israa Mahmoud during the fourth ThinkNature webinar at 5/6/2019 about "Governance Models for NBS: Policies, Strategies and Decision Making Mechanisms".

The SLU and NBS Urban Agenda Partnership, C. de Luca - ThinkNature Webinar 4

This recording concerns the first presentation about "The Sustainable Land Use (SLU) and Nature Based Solution (NBS) Urban Agenda Partnership: Brief overview and focus on Action 6 on better regulation", presented by Claudia de Luca during the fourth ThinkNature webinar at 5/6/2019 about "Governance Models for NBS: Policies, Strategies and Decision Making Mechanisms".

Interview with EU policy officer Josefine Enfedaque about NBS

Josefina Enfedaque is Policy Officer about Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Public Engagement in Nature-Based Solutions of European Commission (DG Research & Innovation).

Interview included the following questions:

  1. What are Nature-Based Solutions or NBS?
  2. What barriers to NBS implementation exist in Europe currently?
  3. What solutions could there be for overcoming these barriers?
  4. How optimistic are you about the future?
  5. What is your key message about NBS?

Interview with Victor Beumer, Consultant on Urban Nature-based Solutions

Victor Beumer is Cluster Manager for Hybrid Green & Grey Infrastructure at EU Water Platform (WssTp).

Interview included the following questions:

  1. Do you think business will lead the way in making NBS mainstream?
  2. What business culture change is needed? 
  3. What advise would you give to an individual trying to promote NBS within their business? 
  4. How cost-effective are NBS in relation to conventional solutions?
  5. What is your final message regarding NBS and business?

Interview with Ricardo Garcia Mira on Nature-based Solutions

Ricardo Garcia Mira is Professor in University of A Coruna, Department of Psychology and Director of People-Environment Research Group.

Interview included the following questions:

  1. What is your background in the research of Nature-Based Solutions?
  2. How do NBS offer new ways to meet existing challenges?
  3. Are you finding gaps in research that may hinder the propagation of NBS?
  4. What is the key message regarding governance and NBS?

Interview with Kristyna Pelikanova (European Investment Bank)

Kristyna Pelikanova is Civil Society Officer in SG/CR/CS - Civil Society Division of European Investment Bank.

Interview included the following questions:

  1. How would you define Nature-Based Solutions?
  2. Do NBS approaches help achieve environmental goals?
  3. What are the benefits of integrating NBS into urban areas?
  4. How is climate change affecting businesses and why should they care?

Interview with Anna Levonmaa, landscape architect in the city of Tampere

Anna Levonmaa is Landscape Architect at Tampereen kaupunki - City of Tampere.

Interview included the following questions:

  1. What are Nature-Based Solutions and have you implemented in your city?
  2. What are the benefits to implementing NBS in your city?
  3. Are there still significant gaps in research, which are hindering NBS propagation?
  4. What NBS would you like to see implemented in your municipality?