Adopting nature-based solutions to improve the climate resilience of local governments: NBS4LOCAL, project is funded by Interreg EUROPE

The lead partner is the Ministry of Interior-Hungary, and partners are Flemish Land Agency-Belgium, Regional Council of Lapland-Finland, Rzeszow Regional Development Agency-Poland, Provincial Council of Alicante-Spain, Competence Centre Ltd. for research and development-Croatia, Burst Non-profit Limited Liability Company-Hungary, Prime Minister’s Office-Hungary.

The aim of the project is to effectively integrate nature-based solutions (NbS) into national or regional policy instruments, ensuring that local authorities view them as viable tools for development. This integration will be supported not only through regulatory measures but also through resource allocation.

Throughout the project, international partners will review policy instruments relevant to their respective regions using the same criteria. Each partner will also gather good practices related to NbS in their specific areas. These good practices will be aligned with the identified needs in the policy toolbox, fostering mutual learning and knowledge sharing. The main challenge of NBS4LOCAL is to explore how different methodological approaches and solutions can be further developed and aligned with sectoral planning tools.

Additionally, the project aims to mainstream NbS through coordination among local governments, enabling the implementation of multifunctional solutions with quantitative and measurable indicators for monitoring and evaluating the progress and effectiveness of NbS agendas. Developing such indicators will establish a foundation for these solutions’ efficient and systemic application.

Project implementation: 3/2023 – 2/2027

Project value: EUR 2.039.442,45

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