Nature-based solutions and green infrastructure
Traditionally urbanisation has meant the loss of green spaces in cities, which has a negative impact on water, air, soil, biodiversity, human health and the climate. A sustainable future needs sustainable cities; and this is where green infrastructure and nature-based solutions can play a role and bring green elements into everyday urban living.
The European Commission defines nature-based solutions as ‘solutions that are inspired and supported by nature, which are cost-effective, simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience’.
ProGIreg is implementing 8 types of nature-based solutions (NBS):
NBS 1: Transforming former landfill sites
NBS 2: Regenerating soil
NBS 3: Community urban gardening and farming
NBS 4: Aquaponics
NBS 5: Green roofs and vertical gardens
NBS 6: Improving accessibility to green corridors
NBS 7: Embedding NBS into urban planning
NBS 8: Pollinator biodiversity