Duke University – How Does Nature Measure Up? Innovative Examples of Cost-Benefit Analysis of Nature-Based Solutions
Session one of the Nature-based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series focuses on assessing the costs and benefits of NbS. How can we account for all the benefits NbS provide? How do they compare to more traditional (gray infrastructure) solutions? What is the return on investment for NbS?
This session will highlight innovative case studies that assess the costs and benefits of NbS, and how we might use that cost-benefit information to help scale these approaches. Join to hear from Mike Beck (UC Santa Cruz) on the cost effectiveness of nature-based coastal adaptation in the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Bettis (The Nature Conservancy) on a cost-benefit analysis of installing tree canopies to address extreme heat in Phoenix, and from Gregg Brill (The Pacific Institute, CEO Water Mandate) and Ivan Paspaldzhiev (Denkstatt) on benefit accounting and valuation of NbS for watersheds.