How can policy be developed to support the implementation of nature-based solutions? Across multiple domains, from climate change to biodiversity, urban regeneration to health, nature-based solutions offer new approaches for responding to the challenges facing cities. Their implementation will require a supportive policy environment from the European region to the local level. The NATURVATION project will chart how policy-makers are seeking to include nature-based solutions within strategy, planning and regulation at all levels of government. We will also explore innovative governance approaches to overcome barriers.

Nature-based solutions for urban innovation: Fostering city action through increased national support

National governments have an important role to play in creating framework conditions to support subnational governments in mainstreaming nature-based solutions.

Urban nature: A shared solution to the climate and biodiversity crises?

Efforts to mainstream urban nature-based solutions for climate change can seize the opportunity to promote their multi-functionality and contribute to biodiversity goals.

Achieving impact: How to realise the potential of urban nature-based solutions

Policy makers and planners have not yet tapped the full potential of nature-based solutions as a tool to overcome diverse urban pressures.

The multiple values of urban nature: Evidence from 1,000 European nature-based solutions

Urban nature has the potential to create ecological, social, cultural and economic values, but requires an understanding of what is valued and by whom to gain support and be designed effectively.

Taking Action for Urban Nature - Governance Solutions

The research presented in "Effective Governance Solutions" suggests that different opportunities should be explored to connect top-down policies that promote nature-based solutions for biodiversity, climate and environmental goals and bo

Nature-based Solutions in European and National Policy Frameworks

A growing recognition of the value of ecosystem services and the wider socio-economic and socio-cultural benefits provided by natural systems has spurred a shift in urban policy and planning discourse, aiming to integrate these considera