Nature-based solutions to address climate risks in the UK 

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Can NbS support climate change adaptation in the UK?

We are investigating the potential of NbS to support climate change adaptation in the UK. In particular, we recently synthesized evidence on how NbS can address climate impacts, as identified by the third Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3), and explored the barriers and enabling factors that influence their wider uptake. The work involved literature reviews, interviews with around 20 NbS practitioners and policymakers, research on case studies from a wide diversity of social and ecological contexts from around the UK, with consideration of the policy context in each of the four UK countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), and a workshop.