All articles for the topic: nature based solutions

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The mission at Kew Gardens is to understand and protect plants and fungi, for the wellbeing of people and the future of all life on Earth.

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Project Coastbusters

The public-private 'Coastbusters' consortium improves coastal protection by studying the use of ecosystem engineering species. In other words, can ecosystem creation and the technical design of nature-based solutions provide a more sustainable and cost-effective management approach to conventional coastal engineering? 

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Five key messages we’re taking forward from CBA17

CBA17 was a hotspot for sharing the latest in local climate adaptation expertise and ways to put that expertise into practice. Aaron Acuda and Sushila Pandit set out key takeaways from the four-day global event.

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Building strongholds for people and nature in the high Andes

Discover how community members in Jujuy Province, Argentina are working to improve the management of the precious water that enables them to graze llamas and other livestock in local wetlands and grasslands, and to grow crops to feed their families or sell on local markets, in this solution story.

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Catalogue of Ecosystem-based Adaptation Measures in Mountains

Explore the experiences of using Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to build climate resilience in three mountain ranges. The catalogue provides practical information on these experiences to inform NbS practitioners, decision-makers, project designers and managers, researchers and local communities.

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Principles for just and equitable nature-based solutions

Explore the issues that must be addressed to help ensure that the design, governance and implementation of nature-based solutions (NbS) are just and equitable in the second of the SEI NbS briefs. The authors outline five principles to incorporate in NbS to achieve these goals, and present a case study from a semi-informal settlement in Kenya.

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Climate, DRR and Environment Nexus Brief: Mountains in a Changing Climate

This nexus brief synthesizes the findings of recent publications on mountains and climate change and looks at strategies for successful adaptation.  

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Webinar: Using Climate Data & Models in Forest Management

Learn about the opportunities and challenges associated with forest management and climate change, with a focus on how climate models can be used to visualise and support the development of long-term adaptation and mitigation strategies in forest environments to address climate risks.

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The Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre

Learn about the Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre (Aachen, Bangkok, Chennai, Dresden - ABCD Centre) which aims to address the pressing issue of humanity’s adaptation to the consequences of climate change, with a special focus on water, and facilitate a global dialogue between leading scientific institutions. 

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Addressing scale in nature-based solutions

Explore the different dimensions of scale that could be better incorporated in the future design of nature-based solutions (NbS), and learn about some of the challenges associated with implementing NbS at scale, in this short SEI discussion brief.

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Assessing finance for nature-based solutions to climate change

Explore this assessment of funding for nature-based solutions aimed at developing countries, using data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and learn about the extent to which this funding is being used effectively.

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Spotlight on social equity, finance and scale: Promises and pitfalls of nature-based solutions

Explore the equity, financial, and scalar dimensions of nature-based solutions (NbS) in this introductory brief; the first piece in a four-part series that critically analyses NbS and highlights key gaps in the existing literature. 

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NbSI Documentary series on Nature-based Solutions in Action in the UK

Watch how nature-based solutions are being implemented across the UK in cities, rivers to coasts, and highland environments through these 3 engaging short films.

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Nature-based Solutions in Action: Lessons from the Frontline

Explore real-life evidence of how high quality NbS can deliver positive outcomes for climate, nature and people through 13 case studies in this IIED report.

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Harnessing Nature to Build Climate Resilience: Scaling Up the Use of Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Discover the role of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in helping societies globally adapt to climate change; the current trends in EbA's implementation; and how EbA can be successfully applied in both policy and practice.

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Regional Agency for Biodiversity en Île-de-France

Created in 2018, the ARB ÎdF is the result of a strong partnership between the Île-de-France Region and the National Office for Biodiversity (OFB), with the Institut Paris Region as operator and th

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The Natural Capital Project

The Natural Capital Project pioneers science, technology, and partnerships that enable people and nature to thrive.  

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UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2022

Explore the 2022 UNEP Adaptation Gap report, which finds that the world must urgently increase efforts to adapt to impacts of climate change. 

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Meaningful participation in urban ecosystem-based adaptation - how can it work?

Discover how urban ecosystem-based adaptation approaches can foster participation and inclusiveness through a series of global examples in this short blog.

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Nature-based Solutions for Stormwater Management in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland

The report provides a snapshot of the definitions, types of solutions and co-benefits of nature-based solutions for stormwater management both in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and globally. Based on the findings, the report discusses factors facilitating and hindering nature-based solutions for stormwater management.

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The State of the World's Mangroves 2022

The State of the World's Mangroves 2022 highlights Global Mangrove Alliance members work and outlines important new research findings and policy developments. It also shines a spotlight on mangrove restoration, including research, tools, and stories from the field.

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Data update to Global Mangrove Watch

The primary source of information on mangroves status and extent –used by scientific bodies, think tanks like the World Resources Institute, project developers and international and regional policymakers, including government bodies, and the UN –the Global Mangrove Watch platform (GMW), has been updated with the latest data to 2020.

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Climate Change Effects on Tree Regeneration

The focus of this bulletin is the implications of climate change for the regeneration of trees and stands, including planting and natural regeneration.

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Seeking Clarity on Nature-Based Climate Solutions for Adaptation

Learn how to clarify the concepts of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and Nature-Based Climate Solutions (NBCS) with an emphasis on climate adaptation with this guidance note. 

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