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BARRIERS AND DRIVERS FOR IMPLEMENTING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN CITIES - a survey for experts

INTRODUCTION

Nature-based solutions (NBS) use nature to create sustainability and resilience, adapt to climate change, and counteract the degradation of ecosystems. Such solutions should, bring more diverse nature and natural processes into cities, landscapes and seascapes. They are meant to support economic growth, create jobs, enhance human well-being, and be locally adapted and resource-efficient. Source: The EU Research and Innovation policy agenda on NBS.

This survey is part of the EU-funded project ThinkNature (https://www.think-nature.eu/), that aims to support the proliferation of sustainable NBS. This survey is important because it will help identify barriers that hinder the implementation of NBS, as well as possible solutions to overcome the barriers.

Participating in this survey is voluntary. The questionnaire should take approximately 20–30 minutes to answer. However, it may take even longer, depending on how detailed answers you choose to give. It includes multiple choice and free text questions. To be able to gain meaningful results, we kindly ask you to fill in the questionnaire as completely as possible. However, you can quit the questionnaire at any point, or fill in only parts of it. The decision to participate, decline or withdraw will have no effect on your relations with the ThinkNature project participants.

The outcome of the questionnaire will be published on the ThinkNature website but individual responses will remain anonymous. All responses will be treated with confidentiality and reported only in aggregate form. All the information that you provide will be used only for the purpose of developing knowledge and policies to support NBS, and for scientific studies.

By participating this survey, you will promote the development of cities towards sustainable use of NBS!