Impact Assessment: a Connecting Nature Guidebook [article]

Adina Dumitru, David Tomé Lourido, Marcus J. Collier, Stuart Connop, Gillian Dick, Mary-Lee Rhodes, Rania Sermpezi, Catalina Young
2022 Zenodo  
A robust impact assessment framework entails careful reflection and planning of monitoring and evaluation processes that pertain to the design of nature-based solutions. By definition, nature-based solutions are multifunctional. NBS assessment is central to evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of specific interventions against strategic city goals. The ultimate goal is to gather long-term solid evidence about nature-based solutions performance in particular urban contexts and for different
more » ... cial groups. In turn, this evidence can support smart policy decisions and adaptive co-management aspects of the NBS stewardship once installed, as well as enhance sustainability, well-being, and resilience in cities. The Connecting Nature Impact Assessment Framework is a process aimed at supporting cities in developing and successfully implementing robust monitoring and evaluation plans that can deliver systematic and comparable evidence as to NBS effectiveness. This framework represents an essential tool for adapting NBS design and implementation in real-time. Consequently, NBS interventions performance increases, and NBS can be maintained and revitalized over time.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.7503843 fatcat:67izrh42d5dmxehablgczwhhty