Nature-based Solutions Scoping Studies for Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are Ready for Reading

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Within the ADAPT initiative, this summer two new knowledge products on Nature-based Solutions were produced. Two national scoping studies on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia are available at the IUCN Library portal.

The publications were prepared by our NbS Field Experts, Tanja Popovicki for Serbia and Marijana Kapović Solomun for Bosnia and Herzegovina:

The scoping studies map the main climate risks and hazards and their causes, provide a stakeholder analysis of relevant existing projects using Nature-based Solutions, and set out recommendations for deploying those solutions at the national level. Both studies present an overview of ecosystem services and relevant experiences in ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

Based on information from relevant global databases and consultation with key national stakeholders, the scoping studies succeeded in identifying priority sites for implementation of NbS, and they will be used for a further selection of pilot sites in Serbia and NbS feasibility study in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Selected pilot site in Serbia are Gledic mountains and is expected to be implemented later this year.

Enhancing Nature-Based Solutions in B&H –;

Enhancing Nature-Based Solutions in Serbia –

Scoping studies for other Western Balkans economies that ADAPT operates in are in their final stage of preparation, which includes final commenting by national stakeholders.

Source: IUCN