Our tools, research and evidence base can help make the case for investing in green infrastructure and urban nature-based solutions projects at a place-based scale, as well as identifying the areas where investment can have the most impact.

 

 

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Resources

Evidence and tools

User guide – IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base

external | Jul 20

This user guide outlines how you can make use of the IGNITION evidence base.

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IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base headline findings report

external | Jul 20

This report offers an overview of the findings from the IGNITION project’s evidence base.

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Evidence review methodology – IGNITION nature-based solutions evidence base

external | Jul 20

This report offers an overview of the review methodology from the IGNITION project’s evidence base.

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How to use IGNITION nature-based solutions webinar (video)

external | Aug 20

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Fact sheets and reports

Investing in SuDS toolkit

pdf | Apr 22

IGNITION project guide to investing in sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)

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Investing in Green Roofs toolkit

pdf | Apr 22

IGNITION project guide to transforming roof space to support nature and climate adaptation.

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Investing in parks toolkit

pdf | Apr 22

IGNITION project guide to ways in which we can accelerate investing in our parks.

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Business-led green regeneration toolkit

pdf | Apr 22

IGNITION project guide to incorporating nature-based solutions in the regeneration of high-streets, retail centres and other urban retail areas.

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IGNITION Project Investor Confidence Report

pdf | May 22

Understanding investor confidence in the green infrastructure and nature-based solutions sectors

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IGNITION Interim Report

external | Apr 21

This report provides insight into progress on the IGNITION project.

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IGNITION interim report (accessible HTML web page)

external | Apr 21

This report provides insight into progress on the IGNITION project.

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The IGNITION project: Nature-based solutions (NBS)

external | 2020

Fact sheet offering an introduction to nature-based solutions.

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The IGNITION project: Climate change and the need for nature-based solutions

external | 2020

Fact sheet detailing the impact of climate change on Greater Manchester and how nature-based solutions could help the city region.

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The IGNITION project: A baseline for nature-based solutions

external | 2020

Fact sheet about the IGNITION project’s baseline for nature-based solutions.

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The IGNITION project: Building a business case for nature-based solutions

external | 2020

Fact sheet on building a business case for nature-based solutions.

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The IGNITION project: SUDS-enabled trees

external | 2020

Fact sheet on sustainable drainage system enabled trees

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The IGNITION project: Urban green spaces and business

external | 2020

Fact sheet looking at why green spaces are good for businesses

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The IGNITION project: Nature-based solutions for health

external | 2020

Fact sheet on the health benefits that nature-based solutions can bring

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Financing the Built Asset Adaptation Gap: Short Report

external | 1st Nov 21

This report outlines the role of nature-based solutions in adapting built assets to climatic risks and the recommended next steps for the industry.

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Case studies and webinars

Investing In Nature: Lessons from Greater Manchester event webinars

external | April 2022

Watch webinar sessions from the IGNITION project’s final stakeholder event, held on 30 March 2022

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Financing green roofs – Stockport Interchange case study

external | 2020

Case study looking at the design and analysis of the green roof at Stockport Interchange

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Financing parks – Salford heat pump case study

external | 2020

Case study looking at the design and analysis of the heat pumps in Salford

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Financing sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) – Dales Brow case study

external | 2020

Case study looking at how SUDS have been used at Dales Brow, Salford

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Living Lab virtual tour video

external | 2021

Video tour of the Living Lab at the University of Salford, which showcases the benefits of nature-based solutions.

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