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.

Volunteered information on nature-based solutions — Dredging for data on deculverting

Submitted by Stavros Stagakis on April 19, 2019 - 10:41am

Much has been written about the potential contribution of citizen-science approaches to further urban environmental sustainability, and associated interventions such as nature-based solutions (NBS). Engagements between researchers and stakeholders relying on bottom-up information provision, for instance community mapping, are often purported to play a vital role in developing shared knowledge, achieving greater impact and stimulating innovation. However, relatively few studies within the realm of NBS have reported on experiences in using volunteered information, or their results.

ThinkNature Webinar 1

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on March 27, 2019 - 5:34pm

This report was prepared by Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham, Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Nadja Kabisch (1st ThinkNature Webinar speakers) and ThinkNature Webinars Team in order to provide an overview of the 1st ThinkNature Webinar “NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits” about the presented issues by speakers, polls' results and the discussion (attendees' questions and speakers' answers) in the end of the Webinar.

Discussion - Q&A, M. Santamouris, T. Armour, D. Theochari, FORTH - ThinkNature Webinar 2

This recording concerns the discussion and Q&A section during the second ThinkNature webinar at 14/3/2019 about "Technology and Practice of NBS". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS. In the context of this webinar, the above-mentioned issues were presented by major NBS experts and the attendees had the opportunity to participate in short surveys and pose their own questions regarding the presented issues to the speakers.

Effective Practices and New Concepts in the Design and Implementation of NBS, D. Theochari - ThinkNature Webinar 2

This recording concerns the third presentation about NBS water-related practices, presented by Dimitra Theochari during the second ThinkNature webinar at 14/3/2019 about "Technology and Practice of NBS". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS.

Technology and Practice on NBS, T. Armour - ThinkNature Webinar 2

This recording concerns the second presentation about NBS landscape practices, presented by Tom Armour during the second ThinkNature webinar at 14/3/2019 about "Technology and Practice of NBS". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS. In the context of this webinar, the above-mentioned issues were presented by major NBS experts and the attendees had the opportunity to participate in short surveys and pose their own questions regarding the presented issues to the speakers.

Effective Practices and New Concepts in the Design and Implementation of NBS - ThinkNature Webinar 2

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on March 19, 2019 - 4:45pm

This document concerns the third presentation about NBS water-related practices, presented by Dimitra Theochari during the second ThinkNature webinar about "Technology and Practice of NBS". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS.

Technology and Practice on NBS - ThinkNature Webinar 2

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on March 19, 2019 - 4:40pm

This document concerns the second presentation about NBS landscape practices, presented by Tom Armour during the second ThinkNature webinar about "Technology and Practice of NBS". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS. In the context of this webinar, the above-mentioned issues were presented by major NBS experts and the attendees had the opportunity to participate in short surveys and pose their own questions regarding the presented issues to the speakers.

TOWARDS ELECTIONS

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Submitted by Katerina Lilli on February 4, 2019 - 11:31am

The EU has heavily invested in projects to renature cities.
After the European elections, a new executive will head the EU. What will happen to the NBS policy?

Consultation on IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

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Submitted by Katerina Lilli on February 4, 2019 - 11:23am

A public consultation on IUCN’s Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions is now open.

This standard aims to create a common understanding and consensus on what constitutes a good nature-based solutions. It is intended to be a simple yet robust hands-on tool that informs the planning, design and implementation of nature-based solutions, especially as an alternative to other types of development interventions such as hard infrastructure. In doing so, the standard will support wider uptake of the nature-based solutions concept.

EKLIPSE Call for Experts

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Submitted by Katerina Lilli on February 4, 2019 - 11:16am

EKLIPSE is inviting experts to join an expert working group to support the negotiators from the EU and its Member States to provide relevant comment on the IPBES Global assessment Summary for Policy-Makers (SPM).

In May 2019, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will hold its 7th Plenary Session. During this meeting, representatives of 130 Governments will be presented, for discussion and possible approval, with a definitive new global synthesis of the state of nature, ecosystems and nature’s contributions to people.