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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 has the potential to 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
Ecosystem and biodiversity scientists must work closely with policymakers to identify meaningful climate adaptation targets that benefit both people and ecosystems
All NbS Target
Climate change adaptation (244)
Climate change mitigation (83)
Disaster risk reduction (140)
Ecosystem health (98)
Food and water security (106)
Human well-being & development (114)
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Area-based approaches (38)
Climate adaptation services (1)
Community-based adaptation (14)
Ecosystem-based adaptation (157)
Ecosystem-based management (40)
Ecosystem-based mitigation (56)
Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (89)
Ecological engineering (18)
Ecological restoration (80)
Forest landscape restoration (11)
Infrastructure-related approaches (25)
Nature-based solutions in general (11)
Natural resource management (13)
Nature-based agricultural systems (53)
All Major Habitat Types
Artificial Landscapes – Aquatic (5)
Artificial Landscapes – Terrestrial (97)
Not Applicable (55)
All Geographical Regions
Asia & Pacific (80)
Latin America & Caribbean (43)
Not Applicable (102)
North America (42)
West Asia (6)
Showing 353 publications
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
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
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
Mangroves shelter coastal economic activity from cyclones
Hochard, J.P. et al.
The promises and pitfalls of ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change as a vehicle for social empowerment
Woroniecki, S. et al.
Ecology and Society
Nature-based solutions (NbS) for reducing the risk of shallow landslides: Where do we stand?
de Jesús Arce-Mojica, T. et al.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Impacts of Land-Based Greenhouse Gas Removal Options on Ecosystem Services and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Smith, P. et al.
Annual Review of Environment and Resources
Step back from the forest and step up to the Bonn Challenge: how a broad ecological perspective can promote successful landscape restoration
Temperton, V. et al.
Social–environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene
Darling, E. et al.
Nature ecology & evolution
Can community-based adaptation increase resilience?
Ensor, J.E. et al.
Climate and Development
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