Harness the potential of nature-based solutions for justice

#civilsociety #planners #privatesector #publicauthorities Avenues for action

  • Foster nature-based solutions (NBS) which can, in addition to technical innovations, strengthen access to nature and ecosystem services. Reflect and invest in the social benefits of NBS.
  • Limit heat stress, Improve water quality and reduce flooding by  using green roofs,city parks and natural stormwater management systems . 
  • Ensure that nature-based solutions and the unique cultural characteristics of neighbourhoods go hand-in-hand while preventing green gentrification.
  • Provide multi-functional green spaces which support both the adaptation to climate change and sports and recreation. These spaces are also important for local community-building and increase the attractiveness of the neighbourhood.
  • Protect against so-called “Green gentrification” by ensuring that the benefits of NBS are distributed across society.
Weather vane, Rotterdam

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