The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a report on the policy, knowledge and practice surrounding nature-based solutions and their role in reducing the impact of climate change. The EEA highlight that many European countries are already incorporating nature-based solutions, including restoring river valleys and uplands to reduce downstream flooding risks, and using natural vegetation to help stabilise coastlines. The report notes that despite increasing prominence, nature-based solutions could be mainstreamed further.
The report provides up-to-date information for policymakers on how to apply nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, as well as highlighting the societal benefits these solutions may achieve.
Source: EEA, 15 April 2021