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'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

With the cruise ships gone and the souvenir stalls closed, the coronavirus lockdown has transformed La Serenissima’s waterways

Look down into the waters of the Venice canals today and there is a surprising sight – not just a clear view of the sandy bed, but shoals of tiny fish, scuttling crabs and multicoloured plant-life.

2020: time to walk the talk on climate and nature

Thursday, January 30, 2020

This post is by Tony Juniper CBE, chair of Natural England and Emma Howard Boyd, chair of the Environment Agency.

As we start the New Year, it’s clear that 2020 is our last chance to bring the world together to take decisive action on climate change, to protect our communities and reverse the alarming loss of wildlife we have witnessed in recent years.

Call for Papers on Nature-based Solutions for Urban Global Climate Change Adaptation

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The UNaLab team are guest editing a special issue of the Open Access journal Resources on the topic 'Nature-based Solutions for Urban Global Climate Adaptation'. They now invite papers that address one or more of the following issues:

i) multiple impacts, costs, (co-)benefits and economic viability of NBS across spatial, temporal and social scales;

A new, easy way to share nature-based solutions knowledge.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Oppla and Connecting Nature have developed a free software tool that will make it easier for organisations and projects to share case studies and other nature-based solutions (NBS) information.

The new API (Application Programming Interface) is freely available from Oppla and can be easily customised to display or share specific groups of case studies. Tom Butlin, the Oppla programmer leading the development, describes the API: “you can think of it as a series of pipes that allow data to flow between websites”.

ThinkNature Webinar: NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits

Monday, February 4, 2019

ThinkNature hosted the first webinar in a series of four on the concept, practices and benefits of nature-based solutions.

Three nature-based solutions experts shared their expertise and attendees also had the opportunity to participate in short surveys and pose their own questions. The webinar speakers were:

Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham, Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group Leader, Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

'Nature' prescriptions improve wellbeing

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Programme of 'river remedies' led to increased wellbeing among vulnerable adults and teenagers.

Nature-based sustainable prescribing could result in savings for the NHS and improved water quality for all, a new study has found.

The project was delivered by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, with support from South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol Avon Rivers Trust, and funded by the Environment Agency.

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