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Nature-based Solutions

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is an umbrella concept concerning all actions and approaches related to the management of ecosystems and biodiversity to address both global environmental and societal challenges, including climate change. The potential of NbS is gaining prominence among global policy arenas because of its cost-effectiveness and ability to deliver multiple co-benefits for nature and people. Broadly speaking, NbS offer the opportunity to address three of the most critical challenges of the Anthropocene:

  1. tackle climate change through adaptation and mitigation,
  2. halt biodiversity loss, and
  3. contribute to human health and well-being.

The concept of NbS integrates previously established nature-based approaches such as:

  • ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA),
  • eco-disaster risk reduction,
  • green infrastructure and
  • natural climate solutions.

Central to the NbS concept is the premise that healthy and resilient ecosystems produce a diverse range of services on which human well-being depends. The application of NbS involves a range of actions that can use, manage, or be inspired by nature, including preserving and restoring natural and modified ecosystems, creating novel ecosystems, building and integrating green and blue infrastructure, and adopting multiple ecosystem-based approaches in both rural and urban landscapes.

Building on previous concepts such as EbA, the NbS approach has motivated promising undertakings around the world.  At present, many NbS projects show potential cost-effectiveness compared to hard engineered and more techno-centric solutions - partly given to the multiple benefits they generate. However, there is a lack of systematic collection and review of scientific evidence to assess their actual effectiveness. The Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NBSI) is proactively gathering scientific evidence to inform the development and implementation of NbS-related interdisciplinary research, policy and practice. As of 2020, about 65% (250 out of 384) of the NbS-related academic publications reviewed by the NBSI were linked to climate change adaptation. This theme will become a new repository for NbS case studies to learn from.

 

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Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change

Conservation of biodiversity and ecological processes that provide adaptation benefits, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, or sequester carbon. You can find articles and case-studies on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services under the Climate Change Adaptation in Mountains.

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Local costs of conservation exceed those borne by the global majority

Conservation interventions for the global good versus the costs to local livelihoods and welfare. An example from the Eastern Arc mountains in Tanzania. 

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A cartoon image of a typical UK countryside scene. There is a railway line running across the bottom of the image, party obscured by daisies and bluebells. In the background there are a series of rolling hills with trees, footpaths and buildings. The logo for the British Ecological Society is placed in the bottom right-hand corner of the image.
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Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change in the UK: A Report by the British Ecological Society

This report examines how nature-based solutions can address societal problems in the UK in ways which benefit both people and nature.

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Wildlife in Uganda.
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Climate Risks to Conservation in Uganda

Analyses of select landscapes describe the status and risks for biodiversity and livelihoods in targeted areas based on climate change projections. 

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The protection of wild mammals pose many problems in MENA countries
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Adaptation to Climate Change in Morocco by Protecting Genetic Resources and Retaining their Fair Use

The Moroccan Government is supported by GIZ to assist state institutions in introducing methods and instruments for environmental protection and sustainable / efficient use of ecosystem services.

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Fauna & Flora International Climate Adaptation Planning Project

Fauna & Flora International’s Climate Adaptation Planning Project is conducting climate adaptation planning processes at six biodiversity project sites within agricultural landscapes.

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Inner Forth Futurescape
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Inner Forth Futurescape

The Inner Forth Futurescape aims to increase the resilience of wildlife and habitats by working in partnership on a landscape-scale around a core area for nature.

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Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity: Background Report

This report synthesizes information compiled from input contributed by ACT’s Communities in Jeopardy: Plant, Animal and Human conference participants in April 2008, along with a review of publications from leading authorities researching climate change impacts on biodiversity, and adaptation responses.

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Role of Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation in Latin America (ROBIN)

ROBIN provides information for policy, together with resource use options, under scenarios of socio-economic and climate change.

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Tropical forest
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Role of tropical wetlands for adaptation and mitigation

Tropical wetland ecosystems such as peatlands and mangroves play an important role in mitigating, and adapting to climate change.

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Agrobiodiversity conservation
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Climate Change and Agrobiodiversity Research

The aims of the Agrobiodiversity and Climate Change project are to bring together information, stimulate communication and identify relevant tools and practices.

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Forest
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Adaptation and biodiversity synergies

In Africa, forests play key roles in supporting national economies, provide valuable ecosystem services, mitigate climate impacts and should play major roles in national development strategies.

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Albertine Rift
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Building African Capacity for Conserving Biodiversity in a Changing Climate

The Albertine Rift region is an important biodiversity hotspot that is increasingly at risk from a changing climate and other stressors such as human induced landscape changes. 

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Ecosystem-Based adaptation

Actions to enhance ecological structures and functions that are essential for ecosystems and people to adapt to multiple changes, including climate change. You can find articles and case-studies on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services under the Climate Change Adaptation in Mountains.

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Why context matters in ecosystem resilience: Five insights from India and Guatemala

This article distils the argument of “Ecosystems for Resilience. Enabling community-led adaptation: Five key insights from Guatemala and India," a policy paper by the Climate-SDG Integration project.

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Women fishing in the lagoon
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Strong roots, strong women: empowering women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam

‘Strong Roots, Strong Women’ uses Eco-DRR to empower women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam.

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Chiquitano Forest - Photo: Sam Beebe / Flickr
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The Chiquitania fires: the role of water resources in forest restoration plans

A framework for evaluating the impacts of fires in the Chiquitania Region and integrating water resources into local restoration plans and climate adaptation strategies are provided by this project.

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People gathered around samples from the river in the Palmiet River Rehabilitation project in Durban, South Africa. Image credit: Durban Research Action Partnership​.
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Climate justice for people and nature through urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): a focus on the Global South

Examples of urban EbA interventions, predominantly in the Global South, are explored in this paper and linked with seven proposed EbA social principles related to climate justice.

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Kishan Kashinath Kondar, on his farm in Purushwadi, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. Photo credit: WOTR
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From Watershed Development to Ecosystem-based Adaptation: A journey to systemic resilience

This report shows how local ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) approaches make farming systems more resilient in India and proposes six key messages for scaling up EbA.

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Guidebook for Monitoring and Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation Interventions

This guidebook provides background knowledge and a roadmap for designing and implementing effective monitoring and evaluation of ecosystem-based adaptation interventions.

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The First National EbA Forum in Guatemala, actors signing a declaration recognizing the importance of EbA for the country.
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Alliances for Ecosystem-based Climate Adaptation in Guatemala

This article describes how an ecosystem-based adaptation platform in Guatemala is creating enabling governance conditions for effective climate adaptation, and supporting alliances to help upscale ecosystem-based adaptation.

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Comoros
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Building Climate Resilience in Comoros

This project is helping the government to build climate resilience in 15 locations across three Comorian islands.

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The Gambia
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Large Scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation in The Gambia

UN Environment and the government of Gambia have launched the country’s largest adaptation project, which aims to develop a sustainable natural resource-based economy.

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EcoAdapt
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The EcoAdapt Project

The EcoAdapt project assisted South American communities in developing their ecosystem-based adaptation strategies.

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Mangroves
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Tools for Ecosystem-based Adaption: Online navigator for planning and decision-making

The EbA Tools Navigator, developed by UNEP-WCMC, IIED, IUCN and GIZ, is an interactive online catalogue of ecosystem-based adaptation tools for planning and decision-making.

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Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda

This project is supporting the Government of Uganda in the management of critical wetlands that are being affected by a changing climate.

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An Annotated Bibliography on Ecosystem Approaches in Africa (2015 – 2018)

This work summarizes 700 articles, papers, books and reports on topics ranging from general ecosystem theory, implementation and its application from 2015 to 2018.

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Indigenous fodder trees to boost livestock economy and tackle climate hazards

This policy brief describes how Indigenous Fodder Trees can be used to improve food security and enhance the climate resilience of livestock herders.

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Nature-based Solutions Initiative
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New programme of research translation, policy advice and advocacy for nature-based solutions to climate change

The Nature-based Solutions Initiative is a new programme of interdisciplinary research, policy advice and advocacy aimed at increasing nature-based approaches to climate change impacts.

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Women have a rest during planting mangroves (Photo: Philip Bubeck)
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The impacts of flooding on well-being and the role of ecosystem-based adaptation

We show that floods can have a substantial impact on the well-being of flood affected individuals and especially on women.

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ALivE - Adaptation, Livelihoods, and Ecosystems Planning Tool

ALivE is a computer-based tool designed to support its users in organising and analysing information to plan effective Ecosystem-based Adaptation options within a broader planning process.

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Planted mangroves in the Tam Giang Lagoon
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Ecosystem-based adaptation to increase flood resilience of vulnerable people - Evidence from central Vietnam

This policy brief shows that ecosystem-based adaptation can be a promising approach to increase flood resilience of vulnerable groups in society, such as women and the poor.

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Field Trip Hua Hin
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Four Thematic Learning Briefs of the International EbA Community of Practice

This article introduces learning briefs on: entry points for EbA mainstreaming; evidence of EbA effectiveness and its communication; finance options; and, monitoring and evaluation of EbA success.
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ecosystems
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A guide to selecting ecosystem service models for decision-making Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

This guide by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme helps readers to assess how ecosystem service models could support policy-making in their countries.

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Sourcebook: Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of Ecosystem-based Adaptation Measures

This sourcebook assists in building awareness, knowledge and capacity about why, how and in which contexts EbA valuation can be used to inform, guide and influence adaptation decision-making.

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EbA
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Supporting a Community of Practice on Ecosystem-based Adaptation

The International EbA Community of Practice aims at knowledge and experience sharing and mutual learning beyond projects, institutions and regional boundaries.

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Grass fronds in a field
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Exploring the potential of ecosystem-based approaches

A policy brief to highlight the complex nature of environmental challenges and make recommendations for integrating ecosystem-based approaches within CCA and DRR science, policy and practice.

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Building permeable structures
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Building with Nature in Indonesia - reaching scale for coastal resilience

Northern Java’s deltaic shorelines suffer from land subsidence and severe erosion, in some places more than three kilometers of land has already been taken by the sea. The "Building with Nature" approach combines nature based solutions, such as mangrove restoration, with hard-engineering techniques to restrore mangrove coastlines that reduce flood risk, erosion and saline intrusion and may be able to adapt to sea level rise.

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Landscape and Ecological Restoration

A planned long-term process aimed at restoring the ecological integrity and enhance human well-being in deforested or degraded landscapes.

Degraded land, with parts restored by villagers working with the Watershed Organisation Trust
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Economics of land degradation: the significance of India’s new environment targets

India has just declared that it will restore 21 million hectares of degraded land. However, this can only be done by community-level engagement and providing based inputs for replication. 

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Accomodation space at the former salworks
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The restoration of the former saltworks in the Camargue

Adaptive restoration of former saltworks can help wetlands recover their functionality and resilience to adapt to sea-level rise, while improving the biodiversity habitat.

 

 

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Atlas of the Upper Fafan Catchment
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Atlas of the Upper Fafan Catchment: an assessment towards building resilience through ecosystem restoration in Somali Regional State, Ethiopia

The Atlas maps the landscape and illustrates challenges and opportunities for sustainable resource management. The analysis is a roadmap to reverse environmental degradation.

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Flyer
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Mangrove Restoration: 'To plant or not to plant?'

The majority of mangrove planting efforts are failing. A more effective approach is natural mangrove rehabilitation. This leaflet explores the question ‘To plant or not to plant?’

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Mangroves
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To plant or not to plant?

The last decade regular typhoon related surges in coastal areas have raised high interest for mangroves in reducing flood risk. But what does it take to do mangrove restoration properly? 

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Hope in a Changing Climate

This documentary demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems to sequester carbon and fundamentally improve the lives of people who have been trapped in poverty.

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afriCAN
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Spekboom Carbon Sequestration and Rehabilitation Project in South Africa

In the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Subtropical Thicket has faced severe pressure from agriculture.

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Jujuy province, Argentina.
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Global Landscapes Forum, Lima, Peru 6-7 December 2014

The Global Landscape Forum created a platform for positioning landscapes in the new international agreements on climate and sustainable development.

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Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape
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Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape

The Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) is one of the largest landscape restoration projects in Europe, aiming to benefit the land, the people and the local economy in the north west of Scotland.

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Forest
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The Great Trossachs Forest

This 200 year partnership project will transform the Great Trossachs Forest landscape from exploited, heavily grazed land and plantation forestry to a more natural mix of resilient habitats, helping wildlife adapt to climate change. 

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Planting trees
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Strategic Native Planting

Planting of woodlands and hedgerows can be a resilience measure suitable for a large number of farm holdings.

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Bog
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Improving Habitat Management: restoring a lowland raised bog at Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve, Central Scotland

Some lowland raised bogs in Scotland face climatic stress. Improved habitat management could help to restore a lowland raised bog. 

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Water-Related solutions

Sustainable management of water resources taking into consideration current and future climate change impacts and the resilience of livelihoods related to healthy aquatic ecosystems.

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Integrating ecosystem-based adaptation and integrated water resources management for climate-resilient water management

This study explores how ecosystem-based adaptation and integrated water resources management can be merged to achieve greater climate resilience in watersheds.

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Floating agricultute
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How to make a Floating Vegetable Garden - Step by Step

The video, set in Bangladesh, shows how to make a floating vegetable garden, step by step.

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Farmer in Cambodia
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Enhancing Climate Change Resilience of Rural Communities in Cambodia

This project is building climate adaptation near five community protected forests across Cambodia.

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Tanzania
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Tanzania: Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Two projects were implemented to address adaptation needs in Dar-es-Salaam and the following coastal districts: Pangani, Rufiji, Bagamoyo, and Zanzibar.

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Djibouti
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Building Resilience in the Most Vulnerable Coastal Zones in Djibouti

This project piloted approaches for rehabilitating degraded watersheds and wadi shores to reduce seawater intrusion and floods in Djibouti.

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Understanding the socio-institutional context to support adaptation for future water security in forest landscapes

This paper aimed to identify conditions that can facilitate local adaptation planning for future water security, accounting for the socio-institutional context.

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Kodro, a fish farmer in Segoro Tambak Village, East Java, Indonesia, is finding ways to protect his livelihood.
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Safeguarding A Coastal Community with Silvofishery

This blog describes how silvofishery has been used as an adaptation strategy to help strengthen an Indonesian coastal community’s resilience through safeguarding livelihoods and the environment.

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All in the same boat
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All in the same boat - Documentary as method in flood risk communication

This documentary, `All in the same boat´, follows a people-centred approach in communicating flood risk to at-risk communities, as suggested by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Salmon
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Adaptation to support field sports (salmon fishing) on Scottish estates

There has been a global decline in abundance of Atlantic salmon stocks in the last 30-40 years, and Scotland has suffered in the reduction of salmon returning to its rivers to spawn. This decline is probably due to a number of factors, including: river pollution, man-made obstacles to migration upstream, disease and predation by non-native species, accidental netting at sea, and the effects of climate change both in the marine and fluvial environments.

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Nature Based Solutions for Water: The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018

We need new solutions to managing water resources to offset the rising challenges to water security. This report proposes an innovative response: nature-based solutions. 

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Natural river stabilisation technique
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Promoting climate resilient rural infrastructure in Northern Vietnam

The project aims to demonstrate effective bio-engineered solutions which increase resilience of rural infrastructure to climate risk and provide opportunities for community livelihood enhancement.

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Purok
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Proud of my Purok: Reducing floods and land slides in the Agusan Delta, Philippines

This animation shows an integrated disaster risk reduction approach in which care for people and nature goes hand in hand.

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Nigg Bay Nature Reserve
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Nigg Bay Nature Reserve

In response to sea-level rise, managed coastal realignment was undertaken in Nigg Bay, Scotland, allowing the saltmarsh to re-establish naturally.

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Loch Leven Nature Reserve
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Loch Leven Nature Reserve - adaptive action for changing rainfall patterns

Actions to increase adaptive capacity to changing rainfall patterns in the Loch Leven Nature Reserve

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Paget Farm community in Bequia, with Fisheries Complex in the foreground
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Implementation of adaptation measures to address the absence of fresh water and coastal vulnerabilities in Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

This article focuses on the implementation of adaptation measures to address the absence of fresh water and coastal vulnerabilities in Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 

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The Eddleston river
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The Eddleston Water Project

This project investigates the possibility of reducing the flood risk to nearby communities, improving the river habitat and working with landowners and communities to maximise the benefits they would gain from such work.

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River
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Sustainable Riparian Management

This article showcases a Cheviot Futures site that is investigating the benefits of managing a riparian zone in a multi-benefit sustainable manner.

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Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in Central Vietnam (LUCCi)

The research project “Land use and climate change interactions in Central Vietnam” aims at providing a scientific basis to develop optimized land use and water resources management strategies.

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The Mekong Delta
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USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study

This study investigates climate change adaptation in the Lower Mekong River, which is home to millions of inhabitants.

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gis
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Application of GIS and Remote Sensing for Environment and Flood Risk Management in Central Viet Nam

This project assessed and implemented new methods and reviewed existing methods of categorising land use in the Mekong areas of Viet Nam and the links between flooding and land-use.

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River delta
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Communicating water-related climate change risks to improve local adaptation in the deltas of the Mekong Region (Cambodia)

In the past, the annual floods in Cambodia after the monsoonal rains were viewed as predictable in timing and non-destructive in nature, bringing benefits such as sediment for crops and increased fish catches. More recently, the annual floods are more destructive, damaging rice farms livestock and infrastructure as well as resulting in disease outbreaks.

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Fish trade
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Trans-boundary Fish Trade in the Lower Mekong Basin: Impacts on Fisheries and Rural Employment in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand

The SUMERNET collaborative research among Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand investigated the fish trade along one of three major transboundary routes in the region.

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Fish trade
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Trans-boundary Fish Trade in the Lower Mekong Basin: Impacts on Fisheries and Rural Employment in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand

The SUMERNET collaborative research among Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand investigated the fish trade along one of three major transboundary routes in the region—between Stung Treng, Cambodia; Champassak, Lao PDR; and, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.

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Lower Mekong Basin
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Trans-boundary Fish Trade in the Lower Mekong Basin: Impacts on Fisheries and Rural Employment in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand

The SUMERNET collaborative research among Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand investigated the fish trade along one of three major transboundary routes in the region.

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Forest-Based solutions

Actions that work with and enhance forest resilience to climate change to help address societal challenges.
 
Photo: A woman in Jambi, Sumatra, showing a man how she prepares forest fibers for weaving. Carol Colfer/CIFOR
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Gender in Forestry and REDD+ in Indonesia

This policy brief provides considerations for mainstreaming gender concerns into REDD+ and the forestry sector in Indonesia.

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The Arc of Deforestation stretches from the port city of Belém at the mouth of the Amazon to Brazil's border with Bolivia.
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An Overview of REDD: Its History and Current State

Do you find REDD confusing, opaque, and obtuse? Do you wonder where it came from, and how it impacts indigenous people? Find out here.

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Kilmun Forest Garden
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Kilmun Forest Garden: Diversifying tree species in commercial forests to improve resilience to climate change

Diversification of the tree species grown in commercial forests is an important way to improve forest resilience. The suitability of alternate species can be assessed in forest gardens like Kilmun.

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Implementing REDD+
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Implementing REDD+ and adaptation to climate change in the Congo Basin: Review of projects, initiatives and opportunities for synergies

This report presents the progress of projects and initiatives that promote adaptation and REDD+ in the Congo Basin region and analyses opportunities for synergies or trade-offs between the two strategies. 

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Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
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Climate Ready Forestry at Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (QEFP) is the first site in the Climate Ready Forest network; a partnership between FC Scotland, Forest Research, ClimateXChange and private sector collaborators, which aims to support the forest sector in Scotland become more resilient to climate change.

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Forest
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Silvifuture: A network promoting novel forest species

SilviFuture aims to support forest managers to diversify the species they grow, so the sector will be more resilient and remain capable of meeting society’s future needs.

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Glentress Trial Area
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Adaptive forest management at the Glentress Trial Area

Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) is an approach to forest management that utilises several different silvicultural systems.

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Houses
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Research on Integrating Community-based Participatory Carbon Measurement and Monitoring with Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS in a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System for REDD+

A summary of the Sumernet study on implementing an integrated community-based participatory and remote sensing measurement and monitoring system for REDD+ in Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Tropical forest
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Evaluation of Pilot Program on Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Vietnam: Implication for Laos and Cambodia

The pilot project on “Payments for Forest Environmental Services” (PFES) showed promise as a mechanism for forest management and poverty reduction in Lam Dong and Son La provinces in Vietnam.

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Tropical forest
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Evaluation of Pilot Program on Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Vietnam: Implication for Laos and Cambodia

The case study in Chambok Commune in Cambodia exemplified a community-based management suitable for Payment for Ecosystem Services implementation.

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Scottish forest
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Adapting Scotland's forests for resilience to climate change

A set of 5 short film clips that show how climate change might affect Scotland's forests.

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CIFOR congo river
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The Congo Basin Forests: a solution for both adaptation and mitigation

This articles describes solutions for both adaptation and mitigation in the Congo Basin Forests.

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Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation (COBAM)

The COBAM project aims to provide stakeholders with the information, analysis and tools they need to adapt to climate change and reduccarbon emissions in the forests of the Congo Basin

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Village scenes from Burkina Faso.
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Adaptation to Climate Change and Forests in West Africa (ACFAO)

This project develops policies and practices to support the sustainable management of forests in the Savannahs of West Africa.

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Landscape of the Sahel.
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Adaptation to Climate Change and Forests in West Africa (ACFAO)

This project develops policies and practices to support the sustainable management of forests in the Savannahs of West Africa.

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Village scene
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FORCC: Using forests to enhance resilience to climate change

This project aims to analyze the role of forests in enhancing the resilience of societies to climate change. 

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Forested mountains in Honduras.
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FORCC: Using forests to enhance resilience to climate change

This project aims to analyze the role of forests in enhancing the resilience of societies to climate change.

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Burkina Faso
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FORCC: Using forests to enhance resilience to climate change

This project aims to analyze the role of forests in enhancing the resilience of societies to climate change.

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Forests and synergies between adaptation and mitigation

Forests and synergies between adaptation and mitigation

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man in a field
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Forests and climate change in Latin America: Linking adaptation and mitigation

Forest ecosystems play an important role in both adaptation and mitigation and there is a need to explore the linkages between these two options in order to understand their trade-offs and synergies

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EbA Tools Navigator – your feedback can help

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“On behalf of Paola Diaz, Global Project Mainstreaming EbA, GIZ: Join our online session for a sneak preview into the...”

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