All articles for the topic: nature based solutions

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

This nexus brief explores key challenges and issues related to biodiversity and the intrinsic linkages between ecosystems and sustainable development. 

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Rising Seas and Shifting Sands: Combining Natural and Grey Infrastructure to Protect Canada’s Coastal Communities

Learn how Canada can scale-up the use of nature-based solutions, in tandem with grey infrastructure, to protect coastal communities from flooding and erosion.

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How Timor-Leste Is Using NAP Process to Scale Up Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA)

Discover how the Timor-Leste government has adopted Ecosystem-based adaptation as a guiding principle in its NAP process to connect ecosystem protection and climate action.

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Amplifying Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) with National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

Learn how the opportunities and outcomes of Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) can be amplified by a country’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

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Adaptation Gap Report 2020

The fifth edition of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report looks at progress in planning for, financing, and implementing adaptation – with a focus on nature-based solutions. Includes videos!

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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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Accelerating adaptation action in Africa - Insights from African experts

In late 2020, CDKN interviewed leading African scientists and climate change adaptation practitioners. This consultation highlighted key areas of investment for unlocking adaptation in Africa and includes a series of videos that explores climate change adaptation entry points and options for Africa. 

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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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PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and sustain

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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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Community Resilience to Floods and Landslides in Barangay Napaan, Malay, Aklan

Barangay Napaan is highly vulnerable to flooding, flash floods, and landslides. Community members decided to address these risks and strengthen their resilience.

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The Ecosystem-based Adaption Tools Navigator

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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Local Solutions: Adapting to Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

Local Solutions in Small Island Developing States

This report brings together case studies that highlight how CBA projects have helped to increase the adaptive capacities of local communities in SIDS.

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Restoration of the former Saltworks

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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Urban Green Infrastructure: An Introduction

This article introduces urban green infrastructure and how it can and has been applied in urban contexts.

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Nature-based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford

This is a new Initiative based out of the University of Oxford involving research, policy advice and education aimed at increasing the implementation of Nature-based Solutions through the applicati

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Nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation

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

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Nature-based Solutions Policy Platform

This platform allows users to explore and analyse countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and links pledges to the underlying evidence for the effectiveness of nature-based solutions.

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Nature Based Solutions for Water

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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ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability - Africa Secretariat

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, or ICLEI for short, is the leading global network of over 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable urban future.

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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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