Can we evaluate if nature-based solutions have the intended impact?

Project specs




Stuart Connop



Funding agency

Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union Grant Agreement No 730222




Nature-based solutions are being mainstreamed across our urban and rural landscapes. But, did you know that if they aren’t delivering nature-positive outcomes then they aren’t real nature-based solutions? To understand whether your nature-based solutions are achieving their intended benefits, it’s important to evaluate their impact, including on local biodiversity. One of the emerging tools to help you plan your impact assessment is the European Commission’s Evaluating the Impact of Nature-based Solutions handbook. This resource is extremely helpful for assessing the environmental, social, and economic benefits of nature-based solutions.

Researcher Profile

Co-Impact was co-produced within the Connecting Nature project by a partnership between the Connecting Nature academic partners university of A Coruna, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of East London Sustainability Research Institute in partnership with Glasgow City Council. The European Commission Impact Assessment Handbook was a collaboration between European Commission Horizon 2020 funded projects on Nature-based Solutions. Connecting Nature was one of two of the leading projects for this process.

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