Naturvation (NATure-based URban innoVATION) is a Horizon 2020 funded project

Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) have the potential to respond to climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic regeneration and social well-being. Yet there is a substantial gap between the promise of NBS and their uptake. To unlock the potential of NBS for sustainable urban development, NATURVATION will take a transdisciplinary, internationally comparative approach to 1) advance assessment approaches to capturing the multiple impacts and values of NBS to deliver a robust evidence base for decision-making, 2) enable innovation to identify the most promising governance, business/finance and participation models and how to overcome the systemic conditions that currently limit their use to support systemic integration, and 3) generate momentum to realise the potential of NBS through co-design, co-development & co-implementation of new partnerships, knowledge, recommendations, processes and tools required to build capacity, enable replication and foster cultural change.

Research Team: Filka Sekulova, Francesc Baró, Isabelle Anguelovski, James Connolly, Panagiota Kotsila