NbS Knowledge Hub


Knowledge Repository

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

Latest entries

  1. Volunteered information on nature-based solutions — Dredging for data on deculverting
    NbS Resource Document: Article,
    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)....
    Submitted on April 19, 2019 - 10:41am

  2. ThinkNature Webinar 1
    NbS Resource Document: Report,
    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...
    Submitted on March 27, 2019 - 5:34pm

  3. Discussion - Q&A, M. Santamouris, T. Armour, D. Theochari, FORTH - ThinkNature Webinar 2
    Video/Webinar Resource: Webinar,

    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...

    Submitted on March 19, 2019 - 5:27pm

  4. Effective Practices and New Concepts in the Design and Implementation of NBS, D. Theochari - ThinkNature Webinar 2
    Video/Webinar Resource: Webinar,

    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...

    Submitted on March 19, 2019 - 5:20pm

  5. Technology and Practice on NBS, T. Armour - ThinkNature Webinar 2
    Video/Webinar Resource: Webinar,

    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"....

    Submitted on March 19, 2019 - 5:18pm

NBS Latest Documents

Updated date: 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.
Updated date: 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.
Updated date: 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. 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.
Updated date: 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.
Updated date: March 19, 2019 - 4:31pm
This document concerns the first presentation about mitigating climate change in urban areas, presented by Mattheos Santamouris 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.
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.

NbS Videos

  1. Discussion - Q&A, M. Santamouris, T. Armour, D. Theochari, FORTH - ThinkNature Webinar 2
    Uploaded: March 19, 2019 - 5:27pm


  2. Effective Practices and New Concepts in the Design and Implementation of NBS, D. Theochari - ThinkNature Webinar 2
    Uploaded: March 19, 2019 - 5:20pm


  3. Technology and Practice on NBS, T. Armour - ThinkNature Webinar 2
    Uploaded: March 19, 2019 - 5:18pm


  4. Cooling our Cities: Advances in Science and Design for the Mitigation of Urban Heat, M. Santamouris - ThinkNature Webinar 2
    Uploaded: March 19, 2019 - 5:15pm


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