The chosen examples address many challenges: from water management, to ecosystem restoration, urban heat island effect, floods, landslides or coastal erosion. In particular, the Brazilian case studies span all regions of Brazil and the country’s most threatened biomes (the Atlantic Rainforest, the Cerrado, and the Amazon). They display how Brazil’s mega-biodiversity could be the solution to a series of issues and provide inspiration to us all. The report concludes that nature-based solutions are not only smart investment choices but also a means to enhance quality of life and an opportunity to shift to a new economy and a new lifestyle - more connected to nature.
Source: Herzog, C. P., Antuna Rozado, C., Tiago, F., Josefina, E., & Guilherme, W. 2019. The EU-Brazil sector dialogue on nature-based solutions. Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission).