Impact evaluation framework for nature based solutions in urban areas

The European Commission requested the EKLIPSE project to help building up an evidence and knowledge base on the benefits and challenges of applying NBS. The findings are described in this report.

The document contains an impact evaluation framework with a list of criteria for assessing the performance of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) in dealing with challenges related to climate resilience in urban areas.

Secondly, it describes an application guide for measuring how NBS projects fare against the identified indicators in delivering multiple environmental, economic and societal benefits;.

Thirdly, it contains recommendations to improve the assessment of the effectiveness of NBS projects, including the identification of knowledge gaps according to the criteria presented in the impact evaluation framework.