CO-IMPACT for Nature-based Solutions

Adina Dumitru, David Tomé Lourido, Gillian Dick, Rania Sermpezi

Created: 6/22/2022 - Updated: 6/22/2022

Overview

CO-IMPACT is an online tool from the Connecting Nature Project, which will help you create your Nature-based Solutions / project evaluation and monitoring plan.

Within the portal, you will be asked to select your main targets in terms of health, social, environmental and economic benefits and as a result, CO-IMPACT will turn them into measurable ‘indicators’ and provide you with a custom-made report on how to set up your baseline and measure your success.

What is CO-IMPACT?

Developed within the Connecting Nature Project, CO-IMPACT is a decision-support tool allowing officers and cities to create impact assessment plans for their NBS/projects. The main objective is to make the process of building a baseline and impact assessment plan straight forward and simple for anyone who wishes to do so, with the final report providing advice around suitable methodologies based on scale and project characteristics.

How does CO-IMPACT work?

CO-IMPACT guides you step by step through an intuitive process, where the user selects the targets they intend to reach with their NBS/ project, and the tool provides a set of indicators adapted to these benefits. As a final result, the user will obtain a custom-made plan for their project, with a description of each of the selected indicators, the scientific evidence behind it, as well as the recommended methodology and instruments for its measurement.

What is Connecting Nature?

Coordinated by Trinity College Dublin, Connecting Nature is a consortium of 30 partners within 16 European countries, and hubs in Brazil, China, Korea & The Caucasus (Georgia and Armenia). We are co-working with local authorities, communities, industry partners, NGOs and academics who are investing in large scale implementation of nature–based projects in urban settings.

We are measuring the impact of these initiatives on climate change adaptation, health and well-being, social cohesion and sustainable economic development in these cities. We are also developing a diversity of innovative actions to nurture the start-up and growth of commercial and social enterprises active in producing nature-based solutions and products.

Organization: The Glasgow City Council and the University of A Coruña
Gillian Dick

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