The Blue Green Infrastructure (BGI) and Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Framework has been created by Arup on behalf of the Southern Regional Assembly as part of the Interreg Europe Blue Green Cities Project.
Faced with global challenges effecting our environment and people such as biodiversity loss, climate change and health and wellbeing, it is now time to reconsider the place of nature and landscape in our lives and the way we plan for them.
This Framework provides a resource for Local Authorities, decision makers and developers working in the Region to guide the implementation of BGI and NbS. It will enable the implementation of a network of nature-based interventions to solve local challenges in our settlements and the landscapes that they link to. The Framework is the first of its kind at a regional level in Ireland and its uptake is strongly encouraged.