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 takes a transdisciplinary, internationally comparative approach to:
NATURVATION integrates science, social science and humanities (SSH) and practical expertise and experience to achieve a step-change in the use of NBS for urban sustainability. The project follows a transdisciplinary approach working with ‘urban-regional innovation partnerships’ in six different cities and a Task Force (advisory board) of highly respected international organizations.
NATURVATION has been funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 scheme (Call: H2020-SCC-NBS-1stage-2016; Grant Agreement No. 730243). Total EU contribution: 7,797,877€ (managed: 619,848€).
Isabelle Anguelovski and Filka Sekulova are also part of the NATURVATION team in ICTA-UAB.