Innovation pathways are journeys that involve key drivers, decision-making junctures, agents and opportunities which combine to facilitate nature-based solutions. The NATURVATION project shows pieces of evidence of innovative governance types and forms, innovative financial arrangements, novel business models, new institutional settings and combinations of these activities. These examples all hold the potential for mainstreaming nature-based solutions within urban planning, policy and development.

Innovation Pathways for Climate Adaptation

Nature-based solutions are key for adapting to climate change impacts, such as floods, heat waves, drought, and windstorms. Nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation also have the potential to increase stakeholder involvement for sustainable climate governance and planning.

Taking Action for Urban Nature - Innovation Pathways

What are the enabling conditions and driving forces for nature-based solutions in the context of urban sustainability transitions? And how do innovation pathways play a role for nature-based solutions?

Innovation Pathways for Water Challenges

Water infrastructure is critical for cities to maintain a clean sustainable water supply and build resilience to floods and droughts. Nature-based solutions for water challenges are innovative approaches to tackle social and environmental challenges.

Innovation Pathways for Urban Forests

Although cities worldwide increasingly regard vegetation as critical infrastructure providing health and well-being benefits for communities and a connection to nature difficult to find in urban areas, challenges to implementation and upscaling remain.