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A Hub for online resources on NbS state-of-the-art practise.

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  1. TOWARDS ELECTIONS
    NbS Resource Document: Article,
    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?
    Submitted on February 4, 2019 - 11:31am

  2. Consultation on IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions
    NbS Resource Document: Article,
    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...
    Submitted on February 4, 2019 - 11:23am

  3. EKLIPSE Call for Experts
    NbS Resource Document: Article,
    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-...
    Submitted on February 4, 2019 - 11:16am

  4. Making the most of our green spaces
    NbS Resource Document: Report,
    Here is a JRC science hub webline on the launch of the final EnRoute report.
    Submitted on February 4, 2019 - 11:12am

  5. Discussion - Q&A, E.Cohen-Shacham, N.Nikolaidis, N.Kabisch, FORTH - ThinkNature Webinar 1
    Video/Webinar Resource: Webinar,

    This recording concerns the discussion and Q&A section during the first ThinkNature webinar at 17/1/2019 about "NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits". This webinar invited scientists,...

    Submitted on January 24, 2019 - 6:01pm

NBS Latest Documents

Updated date: 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?
Updated date: 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.
Updated date: 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.
Updated date: February 4, 2019 - 11:12am
Here is a JRC science hub webline on the launch of the final EnRoute report.
Updated date: January 23, 2019 - 1:29pm
This document concerns the third presentation about multiple benefits of NBS, presented by Nadja Kabisch during the first ThinkNature webinar about "NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits". This webinar invited scientists, business/market actors, policy makers and authorities’/organizations’ representatives to discover the concept, practices and benefits of NBS.
Updated date: January 23, 2019 - 1:34pm
This document concerns the second presentation about typologies and classification of NBS practices, presented by Nikolaos Nikolaidis during the first ThinkNature webinar about "NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits". This webinar invited scientists, business/market actors, policy makers and authorities’/organizations’ representatives to discover the concept, practices and benefits of NBS.
Updated date: January 23, 2019 - 1:38pm
This document concerns the first presentation about defining the framework of NBS, presented by Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham during the first ThinkNature webinar about "NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits". This webinar invited scientists, business/market actors, policy makers and authorities’/organizations’ representatives to discover the concept, practices and benefits of NBS.
Updated date: January 9, 2019 - 1:38pm
Rhizophagus irregularis, an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus, and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, a bacterium, are microorganisms that promote plant growth. They associate with plant roots and facilitate nutrient absorption by their hosts, increase resistance against pathogens and pests, and regulate plant growth through phytohormones. In this study, eight local plant species in Finland (Antennaria dioica, Campanula rotundifolia, Fragaria vesca, Geranium sanguineum, Lotus corniculatus, Thymus serpyllum, Trifolium repens, and Viola tricolor) were inoculated with R. irregularis and/or B.
Updated date: December 24, 2018 - 11:01am
Soil health also forms a key part of our action on climate change.
Updated date: December 10, 2018 - 4:19pm
Within the context of enhancing sustainable and livable urban environments, one aim is to establish multifunctional green infrastructure (GI). We argue that in order to successfully plan and manage the development of GI, an inclusive and future-oriented stance concerning the needs and expectations of urbanites is required. By using green roofs as an example, the aim of this paper was to offer insights into how people envisage novel GI in urban environments and to reveal the scope of meanings and values people attach to these kinds of green infrastructure.
Updated date: December 10, 2018 - 4:17pm
Growing and densifying cities set challenges for preserving and enhancing sufficient and good quality green urban environment. Rooftops offer vacant room for additional urban greening that may contribute to the well-being of people and the liveability of cities, but this potential lacks empirical support. In spite of the fact that even small green spaces produce, for example restorative experiences, the literature concerning the experiential and recreational benefits of green roofs is still scarce.
Updated date: November 30, 2018 - 4:05pm
Recognizing that the value and role of nature was missing from mainstream planning and decision-making processes, Earth Economics and Resilient Melbourne took up the challenge of creating a practitioner resource for all those who are determined to take concrete steps to bridging the gap between the need to value nature, and political and financial will in policy and capital investments.
Updated date: November 22, 2018 - 12:59pm
Presentation in Horizon 2020 European Dialogue and Clustering Action "Transforming cities, enhancing wellbeing: innovating with nature-based solutions" (Coruna, Spain: 16-18 May 2018) about "Benefits of ecosystem restoration"
Updated date: November 22, 2018 - 12:59pm
Presentation in Horizon 2020 European Dialogue and Clustering Action "Transforming cities, enhancing wellbeing: innovating with nature-based solutions" (Coruna, Spain: 16-18 May 2018) about "Benefits of ecosystem restoration"
Updated date: November 22, 2018 - 3:19pm
Presentation in Horizon 2020 European Dialogue and Clustering Action "Transforming cities, enhancing wellbeing: innovating with nature-based solutions" (Coruna, Spain: 16-18 May 2018) about "Benefits of ecosystem restoration"

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NbS Videos

  1. Discussion - Q&A, E.Cohen-Shacham, N.Nikolaidis, N.Kabisch, FORTH - ThinkNature Webinar 1
    Uploaded: January 24, 2019 - 6:01pm


  2. Multiple benefits of Nature-based Solutions, N. Kabisch - ThinkNature Webinar 1
    Uploaded: January 24, 2019 - 5:58pm


  3. Τypologies and classification of NBS practices, N. Nikolaidis - ThinkNature Webinar 1
    Uploaded: January 24, 2019 - 5:55pm


  4. The Nature-based Solutions framework, E. Cohen-Shacham - ThinkNature Webinar 1
    Uploaded: January 24, 2019 - 5:51pm


  5. Nature-based solutions to the hazards and impacts of climate change
    Uploaded: November 20, 2018 - 12:06pm