Application of the NBS impact evaluation framework: NBS performance and impact evaluation case studies

Maria Dubovik, Adina Dumitru, Laura Wendling, Ville Rinta-Hiiro, Arto Laikari (Contributor), Malin zu Castell-Rudenhausen (Contributor), Zarrin Fatima (Contributor)

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Selecting appropriate indicators of NBS performance and impact can be challenging, and is context-dependent. In this chapter, we present case studies from a variety of NBS demonstrations across Europe and Asia that illustrate the application of the NBS indicators and methods presented in Chapter 4 and thoroughly described in Evaluating the Impact of Nature-Based Solutions: Appendix of Methods. Each case study presents a brief NBS description, reasons for the selection of specific indicators for that particular NBS and a brief overview of the ways the indicators are applied and/or monitored. The case studies describe the stakeholders involved in co-design and co-monitoring of NBS and discuss the barriers and lessons learned during or after the process. Each case study provides key references for further reading.
The case studies in this chapter focus on the selection of recommended indicators for NBS performance and impact, which are generally of primary importance when creating NBS monitoring and evaluation plans. The case studies further demonstrate how and why additional indicators can be selected to reflect particular objectives of projects and local challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvaluating the impact of nature-based solutions
Subtitle of host publicationA handbook for practitioners
EditorsAdina Dumitru, Laura Wendling
PublisherEuropean Commission EC
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-76-22821-9
ISBN (Print)978-92-76-22961-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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