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.

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?

Interview with Marcus Collier about co-creation and innovation with NBS

Marcus Collier is Coordinator of Connecting Nature and Assistant Professor in School of Natural Sciences of Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin.

Interview included the following questions:

  1. How would you say NBS offer new ways of meeting existing challenges?
  2. Are there still significant gaps in research which are hindering NBS propagation?
  3. How effective is a co-creation project compared to a traditional retro-fitted plan?
  4. What is your next project?
  5. What is your key message about NBS?

Blended capital for nature-based infrastructure, O. Perera - ThinkNature Webinar 3

This recording concerns the second presentation about blended capital for nature-based infrastructure, presented by Oshani Perera during the third ThinkNature webinar at 17/5/2019 about "Financing and Business Models for NBS". This webinar invited NBS existing and potential practitioners (businesses such as start-ups, NGOs, etc.) to discover the economic aspect of NBS.

The business case for NBS projects, J. Jurik - ThinkNature Webinar 3

This recording concerns the first presentation about the business case for NBS projects, presented by Juraj Jurik during the third ThinkNature webinar at 17/5/2019 about "Financing and Business Models for NBS". This webinar invited NBS existing and potential practitioners (businesses such as start-ups, NGOs, etc.) to discover the economic aspect of NBS.