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The S-ITUATION project is the first of five projects under the Nordic Council of ministers’ programme on nature-based solutions. Within the project we synthesize research and implementation of nature-based solutions in the Nordic countries.

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S-ITUATION is a research project on nature-based solutions (NbS) in the Nordic countries. The purpose of S-ITUATION is to synthesize and present existing research on nature-based solutions relevant to the Nordic countries. The scope of the overview is based on the IUCN Global Standard, and will include relevant projects and experiences, policies, knowledge gaps and cost-benefit analyses.

The project will cover all major ecosystems, biogeographical regions, and solutions/actions in the Nordic countries. The synthesis will facilitate knowledge-sharing and provide a basis for the development of future research projects in the Nordic Council of Ministers’ thematic programme on nature-based solutions.

The Nordic countries structure their work in different ways when it comes to implementing nature-based solutions and combating climate change. However, there is a need to see the larger picture in terms of what types of nature-based solution projects that are implemented, and how the Nordic countries are organising their work to preserve and restore natural ecosystems. The programme will foster knowledge sharing between the Nordic countries, by providing a platform for implemented nature-based solution projects.

The synthesis is the first of five projects in the Nordic thematic programme on nature-based solutions. It is financed with funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers. The project period is 2021–2022.

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ thematic programme on Nature-based solutions -

What are nature-based solutions?

Nature-based solutions are actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems.

Definition and examples of nature-based solutions -

About the project

The S-ituation research programme encourages the Nordic countries to work on nature-based solutions, restoration, climate mitigation and blue/green infrastructure. 

S-ituation - Nature-based solutions in the Nordics -