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This page is a repository of outputs relating to the project. The list wil be updated periodically across the duration of the project:

In the press

Wan-Yu Shih appeared on the Taiwanese current affairs show Let's Talk in July 2023, talking about global climate trends and what Taiwan needs to do to adapt to extreme heat -> watch here.

Leslie Mabon was quoted across a number of media outlets in July 2023, offering expert comment on the summer 2023 European heatwaves. His words appeared in the Guardian, ITV, and the Independent among others.

Blogs and news articles

Leslie Mabon wrote an article for the Open University's OpenLearn pages on how nature can help us meet the climate challenge in cities. You can read it online here.

Leslie Mabon also wrote an article for the National Centre for Resilience Scotland's blog, on what extreme heat means for Scotland. You can read it online here.

Wan-Yu Shih wrote an article on a session on Green Spaces and Climate Injustice, which she led at the 2023 International Symposium on Just Transitions towards De-carbonised Urban Systems, which was held at Academia Sinica, Taipei in February 2023. You can read it online here.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Across the span of the project, we are also producing a number of peer-reviewed scientific publications that demonstrate our findings. All of these are Open Access, and can be accessed and downloaded by following the links below:

An image of the title page of an article in the journal Urban Transformations.



Mabon L, Connor B, Moncaster A, Pearce C, Pratt E, Shih W-Y, Tsai M-C, Vseteckova J, Waights V and Wolstenholme R (2023) Nature can cool cities, but proceed with caution Urban Transformations DOI: 10.1186/s42854-023-00057-9



Title page of a journal paper for the journal 'Nature-Based Solutions'


Mabon L (2023) ‘At the margins of the international community, but inside global knowledge and policy flows? How cities in Taiwan and Scotland position themselves within intergovernmental rhetoric on nature-based solutions’ Nature-Based Solutions DOI: 10.1016/j.nbsj.2023.100086



A screenshot of the first page of the journal article published by the project team.


Mabon, L., Barkved, L., de Bruin, K., and Shih, W-Y. (2022) ‘Whose knowledge counts in nature-based solutions? Understanding epistemic justice for nature-based solutions through a multi-city comparison across Europe and Asia’, Environmental Science and Policy, 136, pp. 652-664. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2022.07.025 




Aiken, GT and Mabon L (2023) 'Where next for managed retreat: Bringing in history, community and under-researched places' Area DOI: 10.1111/area.12890