Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS


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 degraded ecosystems restoration. The dialogue will address the expanding resource needs for land within Europe and how to prioritize agriculture, forestry, energy, transport and industry. The role of combined efforts in this field as well as innovative techniques for restoring and reclaiming land, such as soil fertility restoration techniques. The benefits of restoring ecosystems using green infrastructure and the role of restoration in increasing resilience and adapting to climate change as well as contributing to human wellbeing. Methods for robust monitoring of the performance and assessment of the impact of deployed NBS will be examined.

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.

Blended capital for nature-based infrastructure - ThinkNature Webinar 3

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on May 22, 2019 - 4:20pm

This document concerns the second presentation about blended capital for nature-based infrastructure, presented by Oshani Perera during the third ThinkNature webinar 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 - ThinkNature Webinar 3

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on May 22, 2019 - 4:14pm

This document concerns the first presentation about the business case for NBS projects, presented by Juraj Jurik during the third ThinkNature webinar 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.

An assessment framework for climate-proof nature-based solutions

Submitted by Stavros Stagakis on May 17, 2019 - 10:09am

Raising interest in ‘nature-based solutions’ (NBS) has inspired attempts to organise their principles and qualities within comprehensive and internally consistent evaluation frameworks, so as to demonstrate the superior performance of ‘working with nature’. However, the proposed frameworks stop short of taking into account the changing conditions in which NBS are set to operate. Climate change, in particular, can alter ecosystems and their services, and may undermine the performance of green solutions that rely on them.