Nature-based solutions are actions which are inspired by, supported by or copied from nature. Some involve using and enhancing existing natural solutions to challenges, while others are exploring more novel solutions, for example mimicking how non-human organisms and communities cope with environmental extremes.

– Nature-Based Solutions EC Definition –

Available information on Nature-Based Solutions:
  • Ongoing and finished projects, elaborating NBS in different contexts.
  • Information on EU funding on the topic of NBS.
  • Latest news from events, conferences, projects dealing with NBS.
  • Links to other relevant pages and information sources on NBS.

IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature

 Actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.
 – Nature-Based Solutions IUCN Definition –
Available information on Nature-Based Solutions:
  • Initiatives, project and publications on IUCN work on NBS at a global level.
  • Links to other relevant literature, pages and information on NBS success stories and perspectives.


Online hub for innovations in nature-based solutions from across Europe

OPPLA is an EU Repository of Nature-Based Solutions.
It provides a knowledge marketplace, where the latest thinking on natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions is brought together.


Operationalization of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services

OpenNESS aims to translate the concepts of Natural Capital (NC) and Ecosystem Services (ES) into operational frameworks that provide tested, practical and tailored solutions for integrating ES into land, water and urban management and decision-making.