NBS in Urban Environments and related benefits' assessment

Speaker: Dr. Carlo Calfapietra

Nature-based solutions (NBS) implementation in urban environments is increasing year by year, also thanks to the attention and the boost given to them by the European Commission political choices. NBS can help in overcoming several challenges, ranging from environmental related ones to those connected with social cohesion, human health and well-being, or economic and labour market. In the environmental and ecological context, NBS may improve air quality, reduce climate hazards, or improve biodiversity. The quantification of NBS efficiency with respect to specific criticalities can be achieved by assessing the related indicators, which need to be scientifically valid but also easy to understand and to obtain, to improve stakeholder’s involvement.


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