Final report: Great opportunities, but also challenges, for NBS in the Nordics

The project report and a policy brief on status of Nordic NBS are now available – read them here! Clear political priorities, institutional structures, common standards and funding structures are among the key factors for implementing nature-based solutions (NBS) in the Nordics. These are some of the key recommendations in the new report «Working withContinue reading “Final report: Great opportunities, but also challenges, for NBS in the Nordics”

Fact sheets on Nordic NBS

While the final report from the S-ITUATION project is right around the corner, the fact sheets from the project are already available! In these five fact sheets members of the research team present types of NBS that are typically used to solve various problems in specific land-use contexts: The fact sheets include descriptions of commonContinue reading “Fact sheets on Nordic NBS”

Webinar on NBS in the Nordics

Thursday 24. November we will present the results from S-ITUATION in a webinar series on nature-based solutions. The webinar series called “Naturbasert sone” are arranged by NIVA on a monthly basis. It is open to everyone who work with, do research on, or just wants to know more about NBS. On Thursday the topic isContinue reading “Webinar on NBS in the Nordics”


The results from S-ITUATION was part of the programme in the Nordic Pavillion. Wednesday 16. november was “biodiversity day” at the ongoing climate meeting COP27 in Egypt. COP27 is the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC. Global leaders, policy makers, researchers and civilContinue reading “S-ITUATION at COP27”

S-ITUATION presented to the Nordic ministers in Helsinki

The Nordic ministers on climate and environment committed to promoting nature-based solutions (NBS). Wednesday 2 November, researcher and project leader Leonard Sandin presented the S-ITUATION project during the Nordic climate and environment ministers’ meeting in Helsinki. – This is very important and exciting work, which we have carried out together with partners from the otherContinue reading “S-ITUATION presented to the Nordic ministers in Helsinki”

The new Nordic hub for nature-based solutions is launched!

Members of the S-ITUATION team met in Copenhagen to attend the launch of the new NetworkNature Nordic hub. “We live in uncertain times, so working together is more important than ever” – Jonas Wendel, general secretary of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The NetworkNature Nordic Hub was launched 13. october 2022. The event started withContinue reading “The new Nordic hub for nature-based solutions is launched!”

Podcast: Shaping the Nordic Future

How can we protect society from the extremities of a changing climate while also protecting nature and enhancing biodiversity? We discuss the opportunities and challenges that nature-based solutions pose in the Nordic countries in a new podcast! S-ITUATION researchers Isabel Seifert-Dähnn, Johanna Alkan-Olsson and Helena Hanson join the conversation with editor of the podcast Nordics.infoContinue reading “Podcast: Shaping the Nordic Future”

Talking about Nordic NBS around the Nordics

We have been participating in several events presenting some of the work from the S-ITUATION project the last few weeks. NBS workshop in Iceland Both S-ITUATION project leader Leonard Sandin and researcher Samaneh Sadat Nickayin participated in a workshop on Nature-based Solutions 5.-6. September in Iceland. Leonard talked about lessons learned from Europe, while SamanehContinue reading “Talking about Nordic NBS around the Nordics”

S-ITUATION part of webinar series on NBS

Learn more about nature-based solutions in the new webinar series called “Naturbasert sone”. The series aims to present examples and new knowledge, share experiences and discussions on NBS and practical implementation. In the first event on Thursday 24. March 2022, S-ITUATION project leader Leonard Sandin will talk about why NBS are beneficial and what valueContinue reading “S-ITUATION part of webinar series on NBS”

The new IPCC climate report and nature-based solutions  

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published their latest assessment report. The report is about the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It also looks at the capacities and limits for adapting to climate change.   Nature and climate interdependent  As was already known, theContinue reading “The new IPCC climate report and nature-based solutions  “