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.
|Title of host publication||Evaluating the impact of nature-based solutions|
|Subtitle of host publication||A handbook for practitioners|
|Editors||Adina Dumitru, Laura Wendling|
|Publisher||European Commission EC|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2021|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|