Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

Bringing nature into cities through planting trees; reintroducing species into an environment, creating urban gardens or green roofs; protecting forests and wetlands; and restoring coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves and reefs, to provide natural barriers against coastal erosion while supporting local fisheries, are all examples of how nature-based solutions can contribute to building regional resilience to climate change.

Climate adaptation is one of five priorities of the EU Missions and EIT Climate-KIC is leading a consortium of organisations working on Pathways2Resilience, a project funded by Horizon Europe to support 100 regions in their journey towards climate resilience. We talked to Fernando Diaz Lopez, project lead of Pathways2Resilience, about how transformative climate adaptation in European regions could look like.

“Wetlands in Europe have dramatically been degraded in the last few years, but there are currently a lot of projects focusing on their restoration, not only because of their value in terms of eco-tourism and boosting attractiveness of a town, but crucially because they help mitigate flooding and erosion caused by heavy rainfall events while supporting biodiversity,” says Diaz Lopez. ?  Read More

  Ecology, Environment, Nature