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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.

MEP Water Group - Nature-based solutions for water

Thursday, June 14, 2018

On May 22nd, the MEP Water Group in cooperation with the World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO, hosted a successful public session for its 2018 United Nations World Water Development Report on 'Nature-based solutions for water' at the European Parliament.

Chaired by the MEP Paul Rübig, the session focused on informing policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the great potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) in addressing contemporary water availability, quality and water management challenges across the sector.

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