S-ITUATION: A synthesis of implementation of nature-based solutions in the Nordic countries
Starting in July 2021, the S-ITUATION project will synthesize and present existing research on nature-based solutions in the Nordic countries. NIVA is leading the project with partners from all the five Nordic countries.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) are highlighted as a cost-effective way of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. NbS can contribute to climate change mitigation and/or adaptation, strengthen biodiversity and deliver ecosystem services to humans.
While there are many international reports on NbS, there is a need for an overview of NbS covering the breadth of Nordic ecosystems. This is what the new S-ITUATION project will contribute to.
Synthesis and knowledge-sharing
The purpose of S-ITUATION is to synthesize and present existing research on NbS relevant to the Nordic context building on the IUCN Global Standard, including relevant projects and experiences, policies, knowledge gaps and cost-benefit analyses.
The synthesis will facilitate knowledge-sharing and provide a basis for the development of future research projects in the Nordic Council thematic programme on NbS. The project will cover all major ecosystems, biogeographical regions and solutions/actions.
The synthesis is the first of five projects in the Nordic thematic programme on nature-based solutions. It is financed with funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers. The project period is 2021-2022.
The S-ITUATION project group consists of partners from all five Nordic Countries. These are:
Aarhus University, Denmark
Luke - Natural Resources Institute, Finland
Agricultural University of Iceland, Iceland
Lund University, Sweden
NIVA- Norwegian Institute of Water Research, Norway
Project manager Leonard Sandin, NIVA: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information and a project websites will be available when the project starts.