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The ReNature Nature-Based Solutions Compendium

The ReNature Nature-based Solutions Compendium and Toolkit contain data on case-studies of nature-based solutions and provide recommendations for choosing the right nature-based solutions based on evidence of their effectiveness.

The ReNature Compendium is open for use by everyone, especially policymakers, designers, planners, and citizens, who want to identify the nature-based solutions that are in place in Malta and the Mediterranean climate.

Use the Search & Filter Box to identify case-studies based on your interests from the ReNature Compendium. The map will show the results of your search whilst a list of relevant projects is provided in the space below the map. Click on the title of the projects for further information.

Use the ReNature Toolkit to identify nature-based solutions to tackle specific societal challenges experienced in your city and to identify co-benefits associated with each nature-based solution type.

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Nature-based solutions (NBS)


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 Urban green corridor “Passeig de Sant Joan”

The development of the green corridor also involved tree and shrub-planting the installation of permeable green pavements. (IUCN, 2019).

Implementation of Healthy Corridors in Porto

The project combines the perspectives of environmental, urban and social cohesion based on Nature Based Solutions (NbS) in order to improve the quality of life of the local population. The intention is to connect the eastern part of the city with the center by walking routes, small gardens, vegetable gardens, or other green solutions, make life easier for residents and attract tourists and visitors. Given the intention to implement new healthy corridors, the study area includes the most important strategic green areas (Parque Oriental, Praça da Corujeira, Quinta da Bonjóia, the municipality of Horto), services (schools, industry, health centers, local associations), as well as future projects, will soon take place in Campanhã (extension of Parque Oriental, Novo Matadouro, Monte da Bela). The Healthy Corridor design should formulate as many existing strategic areas as possible to be inclusive, reach more users and eliminate local fragmentation and disconnection. Actions are focused on implementing healthy corridors for the neighborhood of Campanhã through innovative and inclusive urban renewal, starting with joint construction and joint implementation of NbS with the participation of the local community.

Thessaloniki Resilience Strategy

The city develops limited open spaces while at the same time creating spaces for social interaction. It offers solutions such as an augmented green infrastructure (permeable surfaces, rain gardens, and green roofs and walls to manage stormwater and buffer the 'heat island effect) and low-cost solutions such as urban agriculture in inner courtyards, and on private balconies and rooftops. Actions 01: Create a new natural landscape within the built environment: A sidewalk bioswale network to gather stormwater will be set up. This will help with the reduction of heat risks and carbon emissions in the city. It will also afford habitats for urban fauna. The bioswale sidewalk network will contribute towards linking the city's cultural sites, such as the Roman Forum and Eptapirgio Castle. The creation of green routes connecting places of cultural and leisure interest will enhance the spatial quality of the city while augmenting the local sense of identity and the appeal of cultural heritage sites. Cycle lanes may also be included, adding to the network of carbon-free urban transportation routes. Action 02: Install green roofs and green walls on schools and municipal buildings: The bioswale sidewalk network will be augmented by the use of green walls and roofs on several public build