Nature-based Solutions enhance and work with natural habitats to help people adapt to the effects of change and disasters.
This new initiative collates, consolidates and communicates scientific understanding of the effectiveness of Nature-based Solutions for the benefit of decision makers in business, government and civil society.
Climate change, biodiversity loss and poverty are inextricably linked and exacerbate one another. Not only do communities from the poorest nations suffer the worst effects of climate change, they also experience the highest rates of loss and damage to their natural ecosystems.
Restoring and protecting nature can be a cost-effective way of addressing climate change whilst also protecting the natural ecosystems on which we depend. However, Nature-based Solutions are not being widely implemented and receive very little funding.
A major issue is the scattered evidence base for the effectiveness of Nature-based Solutions to the impacts of change and disasters. Therefore we collate and translate research, promote knowledge exchange among those implementing Nature-based Solutions, and advocate the importance of nature to decision makers in business and government.
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Coral reefs can provide significant coastal protection benefits to people and property. Here we show that the annual expected damages ...Beck et al., 2018
Forest management in several boreal countries is strongly focused on conifers because they are more productive, the technical quality of ...Pukkala, T., 2018
Coastal communities in tropical environments are at increasing risk from both environmental degradation and climate change and require urgent local ...Reguero, B.G. et al., 2018 323 Studies