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Under Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, the European Commission funds research and innovation projects that propose nature-based solutions (NBS) to fight climate change and biodiversity lost, while improving our health and creating jobs.

Nature-based solutions are innovations inspired and supported by nature, which are cost-effective, simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience. They bring more, and more diverse, nature and natural features and processes into cities, landscapes and seascapes, through locally adapted, resource-efficient and systemic interventions. Nature-based solutions must benefit biodiversity and support the delivery of a range of ecosystem services.

Check this visual with some of the EU-funded projects on nature-based solutions, their research and results.

Find out more:

Evaluating the impact of nature-based solutions - A handbook for practitioners

Evaluating the impact of nature-based solutions - Appendix of methods

Evaluating the impact of nature-based solutions - A summary for policy makers

Nature-based solutions: state of the art in EU-funded projects

Public procurement of nature-based solutions

EU Repository of nature-based solutions - case studies

The EU and natured-based solutions