Can we build the future of cities through a nature-based approach?

Check a compilation of selected readings and case studies from the design field suggested by IAAC.


Various NBS and ES-based solutions

Here you can find a large number of useful information about various NBS and ES-based solutions suggested by University of Lorraine.

Building Resilience to Climate Change

Check a report about various NBS implemented at various scale to enhance climate change resilience suggested by University of Lorraine.

With climate change now a certainty, the question is now how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the field. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) concept and its tools used around the world, and also draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation.


Nature-based Solutions to address global societal challenges

Check a report about societal challenges that could be adressed by Nature Based Soutions (NBS) suggested by University of Lorraine.

This report has been prepared as part of an effort by IUCN to define its position on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and plan for future work to advance this concept and support effective implementation of NbS to enhance ecosystem services provision and address societal challenges. The report proposes a definitional framework for NbS, including a set of general principles for any NbS intervention. The report also defines the scope of NbS as an umbrella concept embracing a number of different ecosystem-based approaches.


Twenty years of ecosystem services: How far have we come and how far do we still need to go?

Check a scientific paper about Ecosystem Services (ES) that, hereafter its initial content about the epistomology of research about the concept, presents in a clear way the scientific approach of ES, suggested by University of Lorraine.