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Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, Xenia building, 81132 Mytilene, Greece
Directorate of Engineering the Future, School of Science, Engineering and Environment, The University of Salford, Newton Building, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK
Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Tuscia University, Via S. C. de Lellis, snc, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Dr. Arshiya Noorani
Plant Conservation Consultant, Plant Production and Protection Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy

Nature-Based Solutions-2nd Edition

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15 September 2024
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15 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

'Nature-based solutions' (NbS) is an umbrella term for ecosystem-based approaches. It involves acting with natural principles to achieve development goals and address challenges, while benefitting humans and the environment. The NbS approach includes collaboration with local communities, focusing on key elements such as: the protection, restoration or management of ecosystems and ecosystem services; the sustainable management of water systems, coastal areas, arable, grassland, and forest areas; and the creation of green zones in and around urban and peri-urban areas. In this multidisciplinary topic, studies focus on, inter alia, (a) ecosystem restoration, (b) ecosystem-based adaptation and climate change adaptation, (c) natural and green infrastructures, (d) ecosystem-based management approaches, (e) ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, (f) circular economy, and (g) nature-based solutions, are warmly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Panayiotis Dimitrakopoulos
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta
Dr. Arshiya Noorani
Topic Editors

 

Keywords

  • ecosystem restoration
  • ecosystem-based adaptation
  • ecosystem-based management
  • biodiversity conservation and management
  • climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • green infrastructures
  • circular economy
  • genetic diversity
  • integrated constructed wetlands
  • phytoremediation
  • ecosystem services
  • nature-based solutions

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Diversity
diversity
2.4 3.1 2009 17.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Forests
forests
2.9 4.5 2010 16.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Land
land
3.9 3.7 2012 14.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Plants
plants
4.5 5.4 2012 15.3 Days CHF 2700 Submit
Sustainability
sustainability
3.9 5.8 2009 18.8 Days CHF 2400 Submit

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Promising Nature-Based Solutions to Support Climate Adaptation of Arizona’s Local Food Entrepreneurs and Optimize One Health
by Yevheniia Varyvoda, Taylor Ann Foerster, Joona Mikkola and Matthew M. Mars
Sustainability 2024, 16(8), 3176; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16083176 - 10 Apr 2024
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This study explores the uptake and potential application of nature-based solutions (NbS) that are particularly promising for small-scale farmers, ranchers, and food entrepreneurs operating in arid and semi-arid regions. Studying the adoption of NbS by local food entrepreneurs (LFEs), including related strengths and [...] Read more.
This study explores the uptake and potential application of nature-based solutions (NbS) that are particularly promising for small-scale farmers, ranchers, and food entrepreneurs operating in arid and semi-arid regions. Studying the adoption of NbS by local food entrepreneurs (LFEs), including related strengths and limitations, remains an area of exploration due to their potential to optimize interventions that foster environmental sustainability at the intersection of people, animals, and natural ecosystems (i.e., One Health). A multi-method design was used, including literature review, questionnaires, and semi-structured key informant interviews to assess adaptation needs and NbS among a sample of LFEs located in Southern AZ, USA. The findings revealed that existing NbS have been introduced mostly through learning-by-doing practices that are bounded by economic and technological resource constraints. The paper describes a range of accessible approaches and practices that can be piloted and/or scaled up to enhance local food system resilience and contribute to the overlapping health of people, animals, and natural ecosystems. The priority adaptation pathways for NbS were identified to be funding and financing and the co-creation and sharing of knowledge through peer-to-peer and expert-to-peer approaches. The results suggested that AZ LFEs are likely to adopt NbS based on their capacity to address priority climate-driven issues, revenue generation potential, and seamless augmentation with existing food production and operational activities.  Full article
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