„Evaluating the impact of nature-based solutions“ - New handbook published by the European Commission - with the collaboration of Dr. Julita Skodra

A new handbook published by the European Commission to help decision-makers and practitioners develop scientifically-valid monitoring and evaluation plans for the evaluation of nature-based solutions (NbS) was launched last Wednesday, the 5th of May, with contributions from 17 EU-funded NbS projects and collaborating institutions.

Dr. Julita Skodra, Institute for Urban Public Health (InUPH), a member of the KoMet research field UrbanHealth, contributed to several sections of the handbook and was a coordinating lead author of the Chapter 2 (Principles guiding NbS performance and impact evaluation). She has contributed to the interdisciplinary discussions with theoretical underpinnings from Urban Public Health and sustainable development along with the practical experience on NbS monitoring and impact assessment from the EU funded CLEVER Cities project.

The new handbook is available for download here and an appendix with an additional set of indicators here