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Nature-based solutions for urban climate change adaptation: linking science, policy, and practice communities for evidence-based decision-making
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-24, 04:12 authored by Frantzeskaki, N, McPhearson, T, Collier, M, David Kendal, Bulkeley, H, Dumitru, A, Walsh, C, Noble, K, van Wyk, E, Ordonez, C, Oke, C, Pinter, L
Nature-based solutions offer an exciting prospect for resilience building and advancing urban planning to address complex urban challenges simultaneously. In this article, we formulated through a coproduction process in workshops held during the first IPCC Cities and Climate Science Conference in Edmonton, Canada, in March 2018, a series of synthesis statements on the role, potential, and research gaps of nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation. We address interlocking questions about the evidence and knowledge needed for integrating nature-based solutions into urban agendas. We elaborate on the ways to advance the planning and knowledge agenda for nature-based solutions by focusing on knowledge coproduction, indicators and big data, and novel financing models. With this article, we intend to open a wider discussion on how cities can effectively mainstream nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt to the negative effects of climate change and the future role of urban science in coproducing nature-based solutions.
Department/SchoolSchool of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
PublisherAmer Inst Biological Sci
Place of publication1444 Eye St, Nw, Ste 200, Washington, USA, Dc, 20005
Rights statementCopyright 2019 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.