G. Sgrigna, Maria Dubovik, Laura Wendling (Contributor)

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This chapter introduces the aim of the NBS Impact Evaluation Handbook as a reference for evaluating the impacts of nature-based solutions (NBS). It provides a general framework on the value of NBS to the community, investors, and policy makers, and illustrates how the NBS impact evaluation framework can be used. Chapter 1 describes the global context in which NBS operate. Two infographics help visualise the definition of NBS and provide an in-depth explanation of the concept’s origin and evolution. Another infographic describes the full life cycle of NBS including monitoring, evaluation, and cost-benefit analysis. The chapter concludes by describing the content of each section of the handbook.
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


  • Nature-based solutions


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