Nature-based Solutions in Action
Evidence Map – LAUNCHING 2019
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An interactive bibliography of publications about nature-based solutions
“Healthy ecosystems underpin healthy, resilient nations and communities, and we cannot achieve our Sustainable Development Goals without safeguarding nature” Achim Steiner, UNDP (2017)
Land-based conservation and restoration can provide over 30% of the cost-effective climate change mitigation needed between now and 2030
Most nations agree that nature is a major ally in the fight against climate change but policy ambition must be matched by robust targets
Natural coastal wetlands prevented $625M property damage during Hurricane Sandy in NE USA in 2012
Loss of coral reefs would double damage from coastal flooding and triple destruction by storms
Nature-based climate solutions must be grounded in sound biodiversity science
All NbS Target
Climate change adaptation (238)
Climate change mitigation (81)
Disaster risk reduction (138)
Ecosystem health (96)
Food and water security (104)
Human well-being & development (111)
All NbS Approach
Area-based approaches (36)
Climate adaptation services (1)
Community-based adaptation (14)
Ecosystem-based adaptation (155)
Ecosystem-based management (39)
Ecosystem-based mitigation (54)
Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (87)
Ecological engineering (17)
Ecological restoration (76)
Forest landscape restoration (9)
Infrastructure-related approaches (25)
Nature-based solutions in general (10)
Natural resource management (13)
Nature-based agricultural systems (53)
All Major Habitat Types
Artificial Landscapes – Aquatic (5)
Artificial Landscapes – Terrestrial (97)
Not Applicable (51)
All Geographical Regions
Asia & Pacific (79)
Latin America & Caribbean (42)
Not Applicable (99)
North America (41)
West Asia (5)
Showing 347 publications
Core principles for successfully implementing and upscaling Nature-based Solutions
Cohen-Shacham, E. et al.
Environmental Science and Policy
Ecosystem services by birds and bees to coffee in a changing climate: A review of coffee berry borer control and pollination
Chain-Guadarrama, A. et al.
Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment
Linking management planning for coastal wetlands to potential future wave attenuation under a range of relative sea-level rise scenarios
Commagere Hijuelos, A. et al.
Methodology for mapping the national ecological network to mainland Portugal: A planning tool towards a green infrastructure
Cunha, N.S. and Magalhães, M.R.
Addressing societal challenges through nature-based solutions: How can landscape planning and governance research contribute?
Albert, C. et al.
Landscape and Urban Planning
An assessment framework for climate-proof nature-based solutions
Calliari et al.
Science of the Total Environment
Constructed Wetlands for Resource Recovery in Developing Countries
Avellán, T. and Gremillion, P.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Social-ecological and technological factors moderate the value of urban nature
Keeler, B. L. et al.
Salt marshes for flood risk reduction: Quantifying long-term effectiveness and life-cycle costs
Vuik, V. et al.
Ocean and Coastal Management
Maintaining Tropical Beaches with Seagrass and Algae: A Promising Alternative to Engineering Solutions
James, R. K. et al.
Enabling Environments? Examining Social Co-Benefits of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Sri Lanka
Evaluating natural infrastructure for flood management within the watersheds of selected global cities
Gunnell, K. et al.
Science of the Total Environment
Impacts of land-based greenhouse gas removal options on ecosystem services and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Smith et al
Land-based greenhouse gas removal
Can community-based adaptation increase resilience?
Ensor, J.E. et al.
Climate and Development
Assessing the feasibility of integrating ecosystem-based with engineered water resource governance and management for water security in semi-arid landscapes: A case study in the Banas catchment, Rajasthan, India
Everard, M. et al.
Science of The Total Environment
Coral reefs for coastal protection: A new methodological approach and engineering case study in Grenada
Reguero, B.G. et al.
Journal of Environmental Management
Frontiers in alley cropping: Transformative solutions for temperate agriculture
Wolz, K.J. et al.
Global Change Biology
Potential for Conservation Agriculture in the Dry Marginal Zone of Central Syria: A Preliminary Assessment
Lalani, B. et al.
Investing in Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure: Building Better Along Our Coasts
Sutton-Grier, A.E. et al.
Economic viability of the national-scale forestation program: The case of success in the Republic of Korea
Lee, J. et al.
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