New Bioregional Weaving Labs Insights Report

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) can be key to reverse the effects of climate change and stop biodiversity loss if they are designed and implemented in a just, inclusive, and participatory way, and if they are integrated on a landscape scale. This is the main conclusion of the Bioregional Weaving Labs Insights Report by the BWL Collective, an international assembly of 25+ system changing organisations including Ashoka, Commonland, Presencing Institute and Drawdown Europe Research Association and supported by MAVA Foundation and Fondation Montagu.

A just transition to a regenerative future requires everyone to be a changemaker. The report shows the crucial role of social innovation by revealing seven successful strategies of socio-environmental entrepreneurs to engage everyone in NbS. The report also surfaces several systemic barriers that must be addressed to allow for NbS to spread faster and more widely and attract large scale investments.

To achieve this, a collective strategy is developed to establish Bioregional Weaving Labs in ten bioregions in Europe. Through a carefully guided and inclusive multi-stakeholder partnership process, key local stakeholders and international socio-entrepreneurs weave their community-driven NbS together to restore, protect, and regenerate land and sea on a landscape scale.

The report aims to provide insights into a new collective, inclusive and holistic approach to address the climate and biodiversity crises.

The report is downloadable on https://bit.ly/BioregionalWeavingLabs

or can be sent upon request via kmuller@ashoka.org

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