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Unit profile


The profile area focuses on ecosystem-based approaches to handle biodiversity loss and climate change, and how the intertwined crises can be linked to sustainable societal development.

For nature-based solutions to be accepted and adopted – leading to social and political change – they need perspectives that can identify synergies, address equity issues, and consider historical and contemporary conflicts. The solutions should contribute to more biodiversity, mitigate climate change, and support people and societies in their choices to live in more climate-adapted ways without overexploiting natural resources.

Nature-based future solutions is one of five profile areas at Lund University.

More about us

Henrik Smith

Research coordinator
Cerina Wittbom

More about our research

Lund Universty got a long tradtion of conducting research within the field of biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate. Please visit the following link to see research from Lund University done before the establishment of the Profile area Nature-based future solutions, in January 2023.

Overall search on biodiversity, ecosystem and climate research in the Research Portal

Research outputs on biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate research in the Research Portal

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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