Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nadja Kabisch, Horst Korn, Jutta Stadler, Aletta Bonn
    Pages 1-11 Open Access
  3. Setting the Scene: Climate Change and the Concept of Nature-Based Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Tobias Emilsson, Åsa Ode Sang
      Pages 15-27 Open Access
    3. Stephan Pauleit, Teresa Zölch, Rieke Hansen, Thomas B. Randrup, Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch
      Pages 29-49 Open Access
    4. Erik Andersson, Sara Borgström, Timon McPhearson
      Pages 51-64 Open Access
    5. Niki Frantzeskaki, Sara Borgström, Leen Gorissen, Markus Egermann, Franziska Ehnert
      Pages 65-88 Open Access
  4. Evidence for Nature-Based Solutions to Adapt to Climate Change in Urban Areas

  5. Health and Social Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions in Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Matthias Braubach, Andrey Egorov, Pierpaolo Mudu, Tanja Wolf, Catharine Ward Thompson, Marco Martuzzi
      Pages 187-205 Open Access
    3. Nadja Kabisch, Matilda Annerstedt van den Bosch
      Pages 207-220 Open Access
    4. Ines Cabral, Sandra Costa, Ulrike Weiland, Aletta Bonn
      Pages 237-253 Open Access
  6. Policy, Governance and Planning Implications for Nature-Based Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Christine Wamsler, Stephan Pauleit, Teresa Zölch, Sophie Schetke, André Mascarenhas
      Pages 257-273 Open Access
    3. Jakub Kronenberg, Tomasz Bergier, Karolina Maliszewska
      Pages 291-305 Open Access
    4. Nils Droste, Christoph Schröter-Schlaack, Bernd Hansjürgens, Horst Zimmermann
      Pages 307-321 Open Access
    5. Nadja Kabisch, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn, Aletta Bonn
      Pages 323-336 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 337-342

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society.

The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas.


Climate change mitigation Nature-based solutions in urban and rural areas Governance, science policy and practice in cities Multiple benefits to society and biodiversity Climate change adaptation Climate change impacts

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadja Kabisch
    • 1
  • Horst Korn
    • 2
  • Jutta Stadler
    • 3
  • Aletta Bonn
    • 4
  1. 1.Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Federal Agency of Nature Conservation (BfN)Isle of VilmGermany
  3. 3.Federal Agency of Nature Conservation (BfN)Isle of VilmGermany
  4. 4.Friedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany

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