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Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Urban Areas

Perspectives on Indicators, Knowledge Gaps, Barriers, and Opportunities for Action

Nature-based solutions promoting green and blue urban areas have significant potential to decrease the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of cities in light of climatic change. They can thereby help to mitigate climate change-induced impacts and serve as proactive adaptation options for municipalities. We explore the various contexts in which nature-based solutions are relevant for climate mitigation and adaptation in urban areas, identify indicators for assessing the effectiveness of nature-based solutions and related knowledge gaps.


Citation

Kabisch, N., N. Frantzeskaki, S. Pauleit, S. Naumann, M. Davis, M. Artmann, D. Haase, S. Knapp, H. Korn, J. Stadler, K. Zaunberger, and A. Bonn. 2016. Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas: perspectives on indicators, knowledge gaps, barriers, and opportunities for action. Ecology and Society 21(2):39.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08373-210239

Language
English
Author(s)
Nadja Kabisch
Niki Frantzeskaki
Stephan Pauleit
Martina Artmann
Dagmar Haase
Sonja Knapp
Horst Korn
Jutta Stadler
Karin Zaunberger
Aletta Bonn
Year
2017
ISSN
1708-3087
Table of Contents

Abstract
    Introduction
    Methodology
    Results and Discussion
        Indicators for measuring the effectiveness of NbS for climate change mitigation and adaptation and associated cobenefits
        Knowledge gaps relating to the effectiveness of NbS in cities
        Potential barriers to NbS
        Opportunities facilitating action for NbS
    Conclusions
    Acknowledgments
    Literature Cited

Keywords
climate change; cobenefits; governance; nature-based solutions; urban areas,