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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice

Editors:

  • Provides specific recommendations to assist city planners

  • Presents a unique overview of nature-based solutions, climate change adaptation

  • Shows the effect of nature-based solutions in urban areas with research findings

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas—Linkages Between Science, Policy and Practice

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Areas and Nature-Based Solutions for Adaptation

      • Tobias Emilsson, Åsa Ode Sang
      Pages 15-27Open Access
    3. Nature-Based Solutions and Climate Change – Four Shades of Green

      • Stephan Pauleit, Teresa Zölch, Rieke Hansen, Thomas B. Randrup, Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch
      Pages 29-49Open Access
    4. Double Insurance in Dealing with Extremes: Ecological and Social Factors for Making Nature-Based Solutions Last

      • Erik Andersson, Sara Borgström, Timon McPhearson
      Pages 51-64Open Access
    5. Nature-Based Solutions Accelerating Urban Sustainability Transitions in Cities: Lessons from Dresden, Genk and Stockholm Cities

      • Niki Frantzeskaki, Sara Borgström, Leen Gorissen, Markus Egermann, Franziska Ehnert
      Pages 65-88Open Access
  4. Evidence for Nature-Based Solutions to Adapt to Climate Change in Urban Areas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89
    2. Assessing the Potential of Regulating Ecosystem Services as Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Areas

      • Francesc Baró, Erik Gómez-Baggethun
      Pages 139-158Open Access
    3. Nature-Based Solutions and Buildings – The Power of Surfaces to Help Cities Adapt to Climate Change and to Deliver Biodiversity

      • Vera Enzi, Blanche Cameron, Péter Dezsényi, Dusty Gedge, Gunter Mann, Ulrike Pitha
      Pages 159-183Open Access
  5. Health and Social Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions in Cities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
    2. Effects of Urban Green Space on Environmental Health, Equity and Resilience

      • Matthias Braubach, Andrey Egorov, Pierpaolo Mudu, Tanja Wolf, Catharine Ward Thompson, Marco Martuzzi
      Pages 187-205Open Access
    3. Urban Green Spaces and the Potential for Health Improvement and Environmental Justice in a Changing Climate

      • Nadja Kabisch, Matilda Annerstedt van den Bosch
      Pages 207-220Open Access
    4. Urban Gardens as Multifunctional Nature-Based Solutions for Societal Goals in a Changing Climate

      • Ines Cabral, Sandra Costa, Ulrike Weiland, Aletta Bonn
      Pages 237-253Open Access
  6. Policy, Governance and Planning Implications for Nature-Based Solutions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255
    2. Mainstreaming Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Governance and Planning

      • Christine Wamsler, Stephan Pauleit, Teresa Zölch, Sophie Schetke, André Mascarenhas
      Pages 257-273Open Access

About this book

This open access 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.

Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Keywords

  • 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
  • landscape/regional and urban planning

Editors and Affiliations

  • Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

    Nadja Kabisch

  • Federal Agency of Nature Conservation (BfN), Isle of Vilm, Germany

    Horst Korn, Jutta Stadler

  • Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany

    Aletta Bonn

About the editors

Nadja Kabisch (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ; German Centre of Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Leipzig-Halle-Jena; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Dr. Nadja Kabisch holds a PhD and a Diploma in Human Geography from the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and is a senior researcher at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the Department of Geography, Landscape Ecology Lab. Nadja has been working in the project “Biodiversity and Climate Change“ (BioClim) with the German Federal Agency of Nature Conservation, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and the German Centre of Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Leipzig-Halle-Jena. Nadja has worked in the EU project GREEN SURGE and the BiodivERsA projects URBES and ENABLE. She has wide expertise in nature-based solutions, and ecosystem services of urban green spaces across European cities. 

 

Horst Korn (German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation)

Dr. Horst Korn holds two doctoral degrees. He has studied and worked in economy and ecology in Germany, the U.S., South Africa and Canada. He taught Wildlife Management and Conservation at the National University of Costa Rica, before becoming the Head of the Biodiversity unit and the Chair of the Centre of Competence for Biodiversity and Climate Change at the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. His special interest lies in the application of holistic approaches to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the further development and application of science-policy interfaces.

 

Jutta Stadler (German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation)

Jutta Stadler has been working as a scientific officer in the Biodiversity Unit of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) since 1997. She organized a number of workshops and conferences about the topics nature conservation, climate change and biodiversity at the International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm and in Bonn/Germany. Jutta Stadler regulary participated in meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as a member of the German delegation. She holds a degree as Master of Science in “biology – focus area: nature conservation” from the University of Hamburg.

 

Aletta Bonn (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ; German Centre of Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Leipzig-Halle-Jena; Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena)

Prof. Aletta Bonn is heat of the Department Ecosystem Services at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and leads the Ecosystem Services research lab within the German Centre of Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Leipzig-Halle-Jena. With a working background at the science-policy interface in the UK and in Germany, her research focusses on Ecosystem Services, participatory conservation and global change with a special interest in citizen science.

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Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
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