Eggermont, H., Balian, E., Azevedo, J.M.N., Breumer, V., Brodin, T., Claudet, J., Fady, B., Grube, M., Keune, H., Lamarque, P., Reuter, K., Smith, M., van Ham, C., Weisser, W.W. & Le Roux, X. (2015) Nature-based solutions: new influence for environmental management and research in Europe.GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 24(4), 243-248. DOI:10.14512/gaia.24.4.9 (IF2015 1,397; Q3 Environmental Sciences)
Greening roofs or walls to cool down city areas during summer, to capture storm water, to abate pollution, and to increase human well-being while enhancing biodiversity: nature-based solutions (NBS) refer to the sustainable management and use of nature for tackling societal challenges. Building on and comple- menting traditional biodiversity conservation and management strategies, NBS integrate science, policy, and practice and create biodiversity benefits in terms of diverse, well-managed ecosystems.