Nature-based Solutions: New Influence for Environmental Management and Research in Europe

Eggermont, H. et al. | GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society | 2015 | Peer Reviewed | Perspective |


Greening roofs or walls to cool down city areas during summer, to capture storm water, to abate pollution, and to increase human well-being while enhancing biodiversity: nature-based solutions (NBS) refer to the sustainable management and use of nature for tackling societal challenges. Building on and complementing traditional biodiversity conservation and management strategies, NBS integrate science, policy, and practice and create biodiversity benefits in terms of diverse, well-managed ecosystems.