Outcomes

Deliverables Lead participant Delivery month
D1.1 Ethical guidelines for the Living Labs Luke 04/30/2023 In progress

D1.2 Action plans Luke 04/30/2023 In progress

D1.3 Learning through actions in Living Labs ESSRG 07/30/2026 In progress

D2.1 Defining a conceptual frame for coevolutionary technology and principles of co-creation UoE 10/31/2023 In progress

D2.2 NBS and coevolutionary technology: principles and roadmap for applications UoE 10/31/2024 In progress

D2.3 Conceptual and diagnostic tools for COEVOLVERS UoE 04/30/2025 In progress

D3.1 Visualised experiences of the affordances UT 06/30/2023 In progress

D3.2 Understanding vulnerabilities, essence and constructions across localities HUTT 04/30/2025 In progress

D3.3 What counts as nature and how it matters to NBS design in Europe? Unica 04/30/2025 In progress

D3.4 Policy brief: how to address vulnerabilities in the NBS research and policy Luke 04/30/2023 In progress

D4.1 Implementation practice IFE SAS 04/30/2025 In progress

D4.2 Characteristics of transformative governance models IFE SAS 06/30/2026 In progress

D4.3 Evaluation report Luke 06/30/2026 In progress

D5.1 Socio-politics of NBS: Knowledge gaps and needs in Europe and beyond Luke 04/30/2026 In progress

D5.2 Comparative synthesis of socio-political contexts of NBS HUTT 04/30/2025 In progress

D5.3 Toolkit for nature-based solutions HUTT 10/31/2024 In progress

D5.4 Assessing the COEVOLVERS tools in different sociopolitical contexts HUTT 04/30/2026 In progress

D5.5 NBSs for a resilient community CTFC 06/30/2026 In progress

D6.1 Strategy and Plan for Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication I ESSRG 04/30/2023 View

The COEVOLVERS project dissemination, exploitation, and communication strategy is a tool for helping consortium partners achieve the project’s general goal: “to contribute to the societal change urgently needed to address the ongoing biodiversity and climate crises and to develop a sense of belonging and committed action for nature.” A further aim is “to engage & motivate decision- and policymakers to ensure their contribution to transformational impacts at a local, national and EU level”.

D6.2 Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication Plan II, incl. post-project strategy ESSRG 08/30/2026 In progress

D7.1 Project manual Luke 12/31/2023 In progress

D7.2 Detailed project workplan Luke 01/31/2023 View

D7.3 Data Managment Plan I Luke 04/30/2023 In progress

Title Status Lead participant Release date  
Mainstreaming nature-based solutions through five forms of scaling: Case of the Kiiminkijoki River basin, Finland Public 11/08/2023 View

Sarkki, S., Haanpää, O., Heikkinen, H.I. et al. Mainstreaming nature-based solutions through five forms of scaling: Case of the Kiiminkijoki River basin, Finland. Ambio (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-023-01942-0 ABSTRACT Nature-based solutions (NBS) are considered as means to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss while simultaneously enhancing human well-being. Yet, it is still poorly understood how NBS could be mainstreamed. We address this gap by proposing a framework on NBS and employing it in Finland’s Kiiminkijoki River basin through participatory workshops and a questionnaire. We examine socio-environmental challenges and visions, existing and emerging NBS to reach the visions, and ways to scale-up NBS to a river basin level. In the river basin, water quality is the priority challenge, due to its relationships with local culture, climate change, and biodiversity. Our results consider how (1) to ensure the relevance of NBS for local actors, (2) instrumental, intrinsic, and relational value perspectives can be enhanced simultaneously by NBS, and (3) site specific NBS can be mainstreamed (i.e., by scaling up, down, out, in, deep) to the river basin level and beyond.

Nature-based solutions as more-than-human art: Co-evolutionary and co-creative design approaches Public 07/30/2023 View

New publication by Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Simo Sarkki, Timo Maran, Katriina Soini, Juha Hiedanpää Nature-based solutions (NbS) are mostly seen as engineering approaches to meeting the challenges of human societies under ecological stress, while also nurturing biodiversity. We argue that given the accelerating speed of environmental change, NbS design for biodiversity recovery cannot be informed by past or current conditions but must create the evolutionary potential for yet unknown future biodiversity. The objective of our paper is to reconceptualize this creative role of NbS design as artwork, building on John Dewey's pragmatist aesthetics. We suggest that in emphasizing the aesthetic dimension of NbS, triggers, mechanisms, and affordances can be harnessed that activate the co-creative potential of both humans and non-humans for cooperation, resilience, and future biodiversity. We build on recent developments, both practical and experimental, in interspecies art and design and locate these in the two dimensions of co-creation and co-evolution. As a result, we distinguish three categories of NbS as artwork, transformative art, interspecies art, and exaptive art, present their main features and give some illustrations of how they may regenerate the current ways to approach and design NbS.