New report on urban nature-based solutions and the COVID-19 pandemic now online

The report “Urban nature-based solutions and the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspectives, lessons and opportunities from Newcastle-upon-Tyne” promotes and develops the idea of urban nature-based solutions as a new policy agenda that can both serve to support the kinds of access to, appreciation of, and enhanced well-being from nature that has been brought into the spotlight by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the pandemic has raised new attention to who gets to access nature-based solutions and how in terms of existing inequalities and their exacerbation through social and economic hardship. This report looks at how nature-based solutions have been affected by the pandemic and have come to be used through the pandemic in cities across Europe with a specific focus on the city of Newcastle upon-Tyne.