Can ecomimicry deliver more nature-positive, nature-based solutions?
Connecting Nature has developed a framework to help cities and organisations unlock the potential human and biodiversity benefits from Nature-based Solutions. The Framework comprises a series of interrelated ‘elements’. One of these elements, the Technical Solutions Element, supports practitioners in understanding the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing the technical components of Nature-based Solutions. An example of an innovation that can be used as part of Technical Solutions planning to deliver better biodiversity and sustainability outcomes of nature-based solutions is ecomimicry.
The Framework was co-produced by a partnership between the academic partners on the Connecting Nature project (Trinity College Dublin, Drift – Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of East London Sustainability Research Institute and A Coruna University) and the pioneersing cities delivering nature-based solution exemplars in the project: Genk, Glasgow and Poznań.
The Technical Solutions element was developed by Drs Caroline Nash and Stuart Connop from the University of East London Sustainability Research Institute and Prof Dagmar Haase and Dr Diana Dushkova from Humboldt University of Berlin.
Ecomimcry as a mechanism for nature-based solution planning is an innovation being developed by Drs Caroline Nash and Stuart Connop from the University of East London Sustainability Research Institute.