Addressing climate change in cities. Policy instruments to promote urban nature-based solutions

We invite you to download our latest publication, which covers a wide range of policy and supporting instruments relevant for NBS design, implementation and maintenance. Policy instruments include regulations, strategies, programmes, action plans and financial incentives.

Each instrument is briefly described, including how it works and what benefits it can deliver. Case studies showcasing how different cities approach NBS and foster their integration into their policy frameworks are presented for each instrument.

The guidance is addressed to local government officials, non-governmental organisations – municipal movements and all stakeholders involved in the creation and implementation of such instruments. It is intended to inspire and provide practical guidance on how to integrate the proposed instruments into urban management processes in order to broaden the implementation of nature-based solutions.

The publication has been produced within the Climate NBS Poland project and supported by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Ministry of Envi­ronment. It is supplemented by the Catalogue of urban nature-based solutions.