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Title (Primary) Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas and their rural surroundings – Successes, challenges and evidence gaps – towards management and policy recommendations, Expert workshop documentation , Vilm, 10-11 March 2015.
Author Kabisch, N.; Bonn, A.; Stadler, J.; Korn, H.;
Year 2015
Department SUSOZ; iDiv; ESS;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
UFZ wide themes RU6
Abstract In 2014, around 54 per cent of the world’s population resides in cities (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2014). This number is projected to grow even further to up to 66 per cent in 2050. Ongoing urbanization and the continuous increase in the number and size of cities lead to transformation of open land into enclosed landscapes (Seto et al., 2011). It is assumed that around 60 per cent of the global land area which is estimated to be urban area in 2030 has yet to be built up (Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2012).
A range of interlinked pressures, such as land conversion, soil sealing and densification of built-up areas around the world pose significant challenges to ecosystem functionality and human well-being in cities. These processes may lead to biodiversity loss (Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005), and a reduction in provision of environmental benefits that urban ecosystems provide (Haase et al., 2014; Kabisch et al., 2015). Urban green and blue spaces, such as urban parks, forests, gardens or green roofs and water courses, can also provide habitats for a range of species (Niemela, 1999) and provide a number of environmental benefits.
ID 18429
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=18429
Kabisch, N., Bonn, A., Stadler, J., Korn, H. (2015):
Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas and their rural surroundings – Successes, challenges and evidence gaps – towards management and policy recommendations, Expert workshop documentation , Vilm, 10-11 March 2015.
Federal Agency of Conservation, Bonn, 39 pp.