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Exploring nature-based solutions — the role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

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G. Digge
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The objective of this study is to explore and demonstrate how green infrastructure (GI) contributes to mitigating adverse effects of extreme weather- and climate‑related events, as a follow-up to earlier European Environment Agency (EEA) research into the role of GI networks and the multiple ecosystem services provided.
It focuses on certain types of extreme events and natural hazards at European scale that the researchers believe are very likely amplified by ongoing climate change, i.e. landslides, avalanches, floods and storm surges.
In addition, the report also touches upon the green infrastructure and ecosystem services contributing to global climate regulation. The analysis is carried out using spatially explicit data centred on the physical capacity of ecosystems to deliver services that can mitigate natural hazard risks.