Inspiration Card
Nature Based Solution
Coastal Areas

N30 Restoring mangroves, beaches and dunes

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Climate Resilience Water Management Natural and Climate Hazards Biodiversity Enhancement Air Quality Health and Well-being Social Justice and Social Cohesion

Mangroves, beaches and dunes are natural buffer systems reducing negative effects of storms, highwater and so on. By this fact, restoring or preserving mangroves, beaches or dunes does not only provide the opportunity to create new habitats for species living in this environment, they also help to restore the resilience of the ecological system to face flooding and erosion. In this way, beaches can be seen as natural waterfront parks, dunes as natural levees and mangroves as natural breakwaters.

Conditions for Implementation
  • Regulations and plans for rehabilitation and maintenance
    Cooling Service Transpiration
    Building (Insulation)
    Reflection (Albedo)
    Surface Water Regulation Water Conveyance
    Water Infiltration
    Water Retention
    Water Storage
    Water Reuse
    Water Purification Water Filtering
    Water Bio-remediation
    Air Purification and Noise Reduction Deposition
    Air Biofiltration
    Noise Reduction
    Biodiversity Habitat Provision
    Socio-Cultural Services Beauty / Appearance
    Usability / Functionality
    Social Interaction
    Provisioning Service Food / Energy / Material
    Climate Regulation CO2 Sequestration