Human communities across the globe have been working with nature for millennia to buffer the impacts of environmental change. We must learn from them, and ensure that their knowledge informs policy and practice around the world. On this page, you will find some real-life examples of how working with nature can really helping local people deal with the impacts of climate change.
01 Tree-planting programme - Uganda
Communities near Mount Elgon National Park undertook a major tree-planting agroforestry programme in 2014-2015. This is benefiting communities in many ways, including by stabilising soils, and reducing landslides. It is also helping to maintain biodiversity in the region.
02 Wetland restoration in Peru
In the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve in the high Andes, communities have restored a natural wetland reservoir, diversified their crops, and established protected areas free of domestic animals. These measures are having positive effects on local water supplies, soil quality and wildlife.