Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
A short description of the NBS project
The city of Lorient has developped an urban and local forestry partnership to supply the city in firewood chips and building timber. This project is based on local economy and on collaboration with local foresters to provide a sustainable management of this resource.
The objectives of the intervention are to plant trees in urban abandoned sites, to manage and maintain several sites.
NBS Implementation context
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
City of Lorient
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved
Leader: City of Lorient
Main partners: Jean Luc Leroux (Ti Beo), Lorient Municipality & Hôpital Charcot
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
The idea of the project emerged from Lorient municipality (environmental department)
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
Site maintenance, wood production
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
Partnership between Lorient municipality and local foresters
Global Estimated cost of the project
Description of the financing mechanism
The project has received subsidies from, Europe (40%), from the Water Agency RMC (30%), from Marseille municipality (20%) and from the PACA region (10%)
This project is based on local production of wood to supply (energy and building timber) the city of Lorient. It allows to reduce the environmental impacts of importation, foster the local economy, and also enhance the city by using abandonned sites for logging.
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Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
medium (between 2 to 5 years)
Expected life time of the intervention
more than 30
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
Woodwork sometimes requires specialised craftspersons
What makes this project a pioneer?
Brief description of the innovativeness
Combination of local economy and hedge maintenance
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Laureate "Coucours Capitale Française de la Biodiversité" 2013
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
Le Télégramme, 2014, Chauffage : une filière bois pousse en ville