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

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

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

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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

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.

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Sandra Naumann
Coordinator Biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions
Senior Fellow
Language
English
Authorship
Nadja Kabisch
Niki Frantzeskaki
Stephan Pauleit
Martina Artmann
Dagmar Haase
Sonja Knapp
Horst Korn
Jutta Stadler
Karin Zaunberger
Aletta Bonn
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Ecology and Society 21(2)
Year
ISSN
1708-3087
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Keywords
climate change; cobenefits; governance; nature-based solutions; urban areas