Assess implementation scenarios

Different types of nature-based solutions can be implemented in different combinations and in different locations to tackle the climate change-related problems experienced in your city. It is helpful to evaluate and benchmark different scenarios of NBS implementation, based on an assessment of their costs and benefits.

Example: NBS scenarios in Manchester.

Coming soon.

GrowGreen tools

Compendium of nature-based and ‘grey’ solutions to address climate and water-related problems in European cities
GrowGreen

Integrating nature-based solutions into existing urban infrastructure: Training for Modena
GrowGreen

Nature-Based Solutions Adaptation Pathway
GrowGreen

External guidance and resources
Global Standard for Nature-Based Solutions
IUCN

Urban Adaptation Support Tool
Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Ecodistr-ICT Integrated Decision Support System
Ecodistr-ICT project

Green Infrastructure Case Studies
EPA

A guide to support the selection, design and implementation of natural water retention measures in Europe
European Commission

Operational guidelines on ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation
GEF

Tools for the design and evaluation of sustainable urban drainage systems
HR Wallingford

Principles and guidelines for integrating ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation in project and policy design
IUCN

Urban Protected areas: Profiles and best practice guidelines
IUCN

Guidelines on non-structural measures in urban flood management
UNESCO IHP

Green infrastructure design and implementation
US EPA

Ecosystem Services Assessment Support Tool
Wageningen and SYKE

Implementing nature-based flood protection
World Bank

Natural and nature-based flood management: A green guide
WWF and USAID

Building with Nature guidelines
Deltares

New Jersey Stormwater Best Practices Management manual
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Green infrastructure modelling toolkit
US EPA

Biodiversity in the city: Key challenges for urban green space management
Aranson et al.

Making nature’s city: A science-based framework for building urban biodiversity
San Francisco Estuary Institute

Living cities: Towards ecological urbanism
Scottish Wildlife Trust

Benefits of urban vegetation
Plante et Cité

Decision support tools for climate change adaptation
Resin project

Transitions Handbook
Ramses project

Nature-based solutions: Towards the implementation in Mediterranean cities
IUCN

Local Action Toolkit: Ecosystem service in urban water environments
Westcountry Rivers Ltd