ReNature investigates the knowledge needs for implementing nature-based solutions in the Mediterranean islands
А recent article from a group of international experts, amongst whom are leading ReNature team members, is now available in the Environmental Science & Policy Journal. The paper investigates the topic of Priority knowledge needs for implementing nature-based solutions in the Mediterranean islands.
The publication informs of the environmental challenges with which the Mediterranean area is faced, resulting from high population density, reliance on imports, and water scarcity. All of these factors are considered to have a great impact on the environment and thus, are seen as an indicator for climate change. In relation to this, Nature-based solutions (NbS) are acknowledged as a sustainable and beneficial solution to the above raised demands. The authors, however, state for the lack of policy uptake and planning for NbS, and limited stakeholder understanding of the issue.
The paper presents the results of undergone research on the multi-stakeholder knowledge needs (KNs), aiming to establish a better perception and uptake of NbS within the Mediterranean. A total of 47 KNs developed through individual submissions, discussions and scoring, are listed in the article. Those findings are expected to contribute to an in-depth research strategies and future utilisation of Nature-based solutions in the Mediterranean area.
The paper will be made available under an open license in February 2021, here.