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Wetlands are ecosystems of great ecological and cultural richness. However, throughout Latin America and Europe, human activities such as cattle ranching, agriculture and...
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This policy brief outlines the role of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) on mitigating challenges caused by urban sprawl in Bogotá, offering insights and recommendations to decision-...
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This policy brief presents lessons for the integration of nature and green space systems in urban and territorial management instruments, based on the experience of the adoption...
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This policy brief examines how Barcelona has addressed the climate crisis through the implementation of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), highlighting their importance in...
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This Policy Brief presents Barcelona’s strategies for increasing and improving urban green infrastructure. Renaturing cities is essential for adapting urban areas to climate...
Report
This guide presents an integrated methodology for the development of Renaturing Urban Plans (RUP). The goal is to help cities worldwide to increase environmental sustainability...
Document, Report
The second edition of the State of Finance for Nature report launched today reveals that nature-based solutions are still significantly under-financed. If the world wants to halt...
Guidance
Urban nature-based solutions have the potential to offer cities a range of opportunities to build climate resilience, improve people’s health and wellbeing, foster social...
Guidance
This guidebook introduces the topic of financing and business models for nature-based solutions, identifies some common challenges and enablers to financing and presents a step-by...
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The first results from the Connecting Nature research survey of nature-based enterprises!
Guidance
Reflexive monitoring is a method developed to monitor and evaluate transformative solutions. It is based on transition theory and helps you to navigate the complex and...
Guidance
Reflexive monitoring is an evaluation method that gives urban practitioners insight into the progress of their project in real time. It helps them evaluate day- to-day activities...
Guidance
This guidebook offers a practical approach and toolbox for designing and implementing your own co-production processes. It presents co-production as a new governance approach...
Guidance
Connecting Nature has developed an introductory guidebook to the overall Connecting Nature Framework and a series on each of the individual elements to assist you develop your...
Infographic
When planning for nature-based solutions, it is important to map and analyse how they would fit within the wider strategy. Connecting Nature front runner cities Poznan, Glasgow...
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Developed within the Connecting Nature Project, CO-IMPACT is a decision-support tool allowing officers and cities to create impact assessment plans for their NbS/projects. The...
Infographic
This Infographic shows the environmental, social and economic impact of innovative nature-based solutions in Connecting Nature cities Genk, Glasgow, and Poznań.
Podcast
Can nature and technology — long viewed as opposing forces — work together to stabilize our climate, sustain our urban environments, and benefit our health? Internet of Nature...
Policy Brief
Raising knowledge and awareness about alternative financing and business models for large-scale implementation of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in European cities has been one of...
Policy Brief
Co-production processes enable urban planners and policymakers to unlock the potential of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to address multiple urban challenges simultaneously. The...
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This Deliverable presents a cross-city analysis of how the cities have adapted and applied the Connecting Nature Framework for the large-scale implementation of nature-based...
Panoramic of the Park of Eirís (by Julia Huertas)
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A Coruña is medium-sized city sited in the Northwest of Spain with more than 244,000 inhabitants who live in barely 37.8 km2. Due to this high population density, A Coruña has...

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This Deliverable reports on the implementation of the Connecting Nature Framework in the Front Runner Cities Genk, Glasgow, and Poznań. It showcases how the cities made use of the...
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Nature-based entrepreneurship is a core element of the Connecting Nature Framework and supports the planning, delivery, and stewardship of large-scale nature-based solutions in...
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This report reflects on the state of nature-based financing and entrepreneurship in four UrbanByNature hubs to unlock the implementation of nature-based solutions (NbS) and...
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To make sure that the valuable processes and outputs of the Connecting Nature project can also go global and inspire local governments beyond Europe in the planning,...
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This Deliverable details the implementation of the Connecting Nature Framework in the Fast Follower Cities. Generally speaking, the cities have highlighted that the Connecting...
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This report summarises 1) the progress and results of the fast follower cities (A Coruna (ES), Burgas (BR), Ioannina (GR), Malaga (ES), Nicosia (CY), Pavlos Melas (GR) and...
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This document provides a detailed overview of knowledge transfer activities between the FRCs and FFCs. The report will also outline some key innovations and next steps – including...
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Connecting Nature aims to support cities in securing financing to support the large-scale implementation of nature-based solutions. Within a relatively short period of three years...
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This Deliverable presents the Nature-based Solutions Framework developed in the Connecting Nature project to support the planning, delivery and legacy of nature-based solutions on...
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Nature-based solutions offer an exciting prospect for resilience building and advancing urban planning to address complex urban challenges simultaneously. In this article, we...
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Nature-based enterprises (NBEs) have recently emerged as important actors in the delivery of nature-based solutions (NbS) to societal challenges, but little is known about the...
Guidance
Solving complex problems with innovative solutions isn’t easy, and just like an explorer embarking on a new journey, one should depart prepared with the right equipment. The main...
Report
This report is a first step in addressing knowledge gaps in the potential economic benefits of Nature-Based Solutions (NbS) and the challenges facing NatureBased Enterprises (NBE...
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The concept of a nature-based solution (NbS) has been developed in order to operationalize an ecosystem services approach within spatial planning policies and practices, to fully...
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This opinion paper discusses urban lawns, the most common part of open green spaces and urban green infrastructures. It highlights both the ecosystem services and also disservices...
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The intensification of European policies, agreements and regulations for climate action, water resources, energy, agriculture and forestry, and biodiversity is pressurising...
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Decades of research and more recently public policy recognise that current economic practices are not compatible with a healthy planet. The European Green Deal aims to decouple...
Guidance
This activity book can be used by a range of audiences, including people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, who are interested in Nature-based Solutions, to facilitate their...
Web platform
The Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform (CNEP) was launched in October 2020 as a direct response to addressing a significant bottleneck where cities and developers seeking to...
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Contact with nature is valuable for the health, wellbeing and development of children. Meanwhile, the urban environment and the contemporary urban lifestyle limit the opportunity...
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There has been a recent surge of interest in Nature-based Solutions, a concept encompassing a broad suite of ideas that have arisen from the intersection of ecology, engineering...
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Nature-based solutions (NbS) offer multiple solutions to urban challenges simultaneously, but realising funding for NbS remains a challenge. When the concept of NbS for societal...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the applicability of the complexity-based temporary innovation system (TIS) framework to social innovation and examine the extent to which...
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Nature-based solutions (NbS) to address societal challenges have been widely recognised and adopted by governments in climate change and biodiversity strategies. Nevertheless,...
Guidance, Web platform
UrbanByNature is a facilitated capacity-building programme promoting exchange among cities, researchers, SMEs and NGOs to build bridges with the Nature-Based Solutions communities...
Guidance
The Sarajevo Process (Pilot) is a co-creative arts-based engagement approach that has been developed by Connecting Nature partners in Trinity College Dublin and University of East...
Guidance
This Guidebook presents the Connecting Nature Impact Assessment Framework. This Framework is aimed at supporting cities in developing and successfully implementing robust...
Guidance
This Guidebook introduces what co-production is: a novel governance method for developing nature-based solutions where there are a lot of actors (individuals, groups or...
Guidance
Connecting Nature has customised the well-known business model canvas tool specifically to help plan the business models for nature-based solutions. The Nature-Based Solutions...
Guidance
The aim of this Guidebook is to outline a key aspect of how to embed nature-based solutions in your city – and that is governance. Governance is broader than government. It covers...
Guidance, Video
Nature-based enterprises can help to support cities, private sector, and third-sector organisations in the planning, delivery, and management or stewardship of nature-based...
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The development of a resilient city pleasant for the life of citizens of all ages and the satisfaction of their needs is one of the goals of the City, but also of other...

Case study

The municipality of Pavlos Melas is located in the Northern Greece, in the Region of Central Macedonia, in the northwestern part of Thessaloniki. The municipality faces...

Case study

Nicosia is the capital city of the Republic of Cyprus. It lies roughly in the centre of the island in the Mesaoria Plain, flanked by the northern range of Kyrenia Mountains...

Case study

The Connecting Nature project in Malaga  is part of developing a new perspective for  urban  planning and in the Lagunillas neighborhood. The implementation of this new...

Case study

The development and maintenance of the green system on the territory of the municipality of Burgas is a main task and priority of the local administration. Over the years, most...

Case study

A Coruña is a seaside city located in the Ártabro Gulf, north-west of Spain, with a population of 244,000 inhabitants, stunning landscapes and built on over two thousand years...

Figure 1. Eco-garden installed at one of Poznań's kindergartens as part of the Connecting Nature exemplar.
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The challenge for Poznań is to improve the quality of life in those areas that do not have equitable access to greenspace due to being very urbanised and with higher population...

Figure 1. Glasgow's Open Space Strategy showcasing how nature-based solutions can be interwoven into the city's urban fabric
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Meeting these multifaceted demands on Glasgow’s open spaces is going to be important in ensuring that Glasgow is well-equipped to deal with the challenges of the 21st century...

Artist impression of the completed Stiemervallei route
Case study

The Stiemervallei provides great potential to re-imagine the natural quality of a stream valley in an urban context and to balance the ecological, environmental, social and...

Guidance
This Guidebook introduces the technical components that go into the planning, delivery, and long-term stewardship of nature-based solutions. It provides examples of technical...
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A report comprising reviews of core and recommended evaluation indicators for evaluating the benefits, co-benefits, and trade-offs associated with nature-based solution indicators...
Case study

Schansbroek lies near the source zone of the Stiemerbeek River and near the coal mine of Waterschei. Former mining activities severely affected natural water management...

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Challenges

The described situation was an opportunity for the nature based solutions (green wall creation) implementation. Particularly, based on the...

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Place-based studies around peri-urban Edinburgh are working with policy makers to better understand society's socio-cultural values of green space. The exemplar aims to:...