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NATALIE - Nature-based Solutions to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change

The NATALIE project aims to accelerate and mainstream transformative NATure-bAsed solutions to enhance resiLIEence to climate change for diverse bio-geographical European regions.

Enhancing resilience to climate change is necessary and urgent. The NATALIE project addresses climate risks by applying nature-based solutions (NbS) to help resolve them. This 5-year project congregates 42 partners in Europe across eight demonstration sites and five replication sites to observe the full effects of these solutions. Funded by the European Commission's Horizon Europe program, the project will run from September 2023 to August 2028 and is coordinated by the International Office for Water (OiEau, France).

The project will:

  • deploy NbS in Europe in consultation with local stakeholders through measures that are resilient to climate change and beneficial to ecosystems;
  • carry out replication studies following the tests carried out on the observation sites;
  • develop tools to assess the impacts of these solutions (including socio-economic impacts);
  • carry out various tests to develop appropriate financing tools.

NATALIE will develop a set of 25 active and innovative solutions, including financing and public commitment measures, technical innovations, modelling and IT solutions, and recommendations in terms of governance and policy at EU and regional levels. The project provides an inclusive and scientifically verified framework for European and local policies related to climate change resilience.

NATALIE partners: