Nature-based solutions for climate-resilient cities


Can your city weather a changing climate? Cities are challenged to deliver sustainable, resilient infrastructure and services in an increasingly volatile climate. VTT works to develop and evaluate innovative nature-based solutions (NbS) to help cities around the world to mitigate and overcome challenges related to climate change, extreme weather, biodiversity loss, disaster risk, and more.

Key facts: nature-based solutions for climate-resilient cities

The increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events demands new solutions from cities. 

Nature-based and integrated blue-green-grey solutions use natural features and ecological processes to address societal challenges. 

Nature-based solutions can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EU Green Deal and other policy targets advancing the development of resilience transformations that equally benefit people and planet.

VTT creates innovative, customised nature-based solutions and supports the evaluation of their contribution to addressing climate- and water-related challenges within an integrated urban ecological framework. 

Kirsi Kotilainen
Kirsi Kotilainen
Solution Sales Lead, Smart Energy and Built Environment