Nature-based Solutions at COP26

The UN climate conference COP26 is nearly over. The interlinked crisis of biodiversity loss has been highlighted at the conference this year.

As stated by the UN: “As there is no pathway to net zero without protecting and restoring nature, we are encouraging countries to include nature-based solutions in their climate plans”. 

Biodiversity was also highlighted by the Nordic countries during the COP, with several events that you can watch here.

First partner work shop

The first work shop with all the partners was arranged digitally 6. september 2021.

In the work shop we started planning how we can get the best overview of different nature-based solutions in the Nordics. The partners have already divided responsibilities and different ecosystems – read more about that here.

The S-ITUATION team’s favourite ecosystems

We also got to know each other and our skills and competences better. Above is for example an image of all the participants favourite ecosystems ❤
We look forward to the work ahead!

Welcome!

We are excited to launch this website which will be the home of S-ITUATION – a research project on Nature-based solutions (NbS) in the Nordic countries.

What are Nature-based Solutions? Learn more!

The aim of the project is to synthesize and present existing research on NbS relevant to the Nordic context, including relevant projects and experiences, policies, knowledge gaps and cost-benefit analyses.

S-ITUATION aims to synthesize the knowledge on Nature-based Solutions relevant to the Nordic countries.

The project will be carried out by highly experienced researchers in the field. Together, we represent research institutes in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Read more about us and what we do

S-ITUATION is the first project in the Nordic Council of Ministers’ new programme on nature-based solutions.

The purpose of the programme is to encourage the Nordic countries to work together and enhance their knowledge base on nature-based solutions, restoration, climate mitigation and blue/green infrastructure. This will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect and improve biodiversity.