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
Intact diverse ecosystems offer a powerful line of defence against climate change
All NbS Target
Climate change adaptation (231)
Climate change mitigation (80)
Disaster risk reduction (133)
Ecosystem health (96)
Food and water security (101)
Human well-being & development (104)
All NbS Approach
Area-based approaches (33)
Climate adaptation services (5)
Community-based adaptation (14)
Ecosystem-based adaptation (147)
Ecosystem-based management (40)
Ecosystem-based mitigation (54)
Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (86)
Ecological engineering (17)
Ecological restoration (73)
Forest landscape restoration (8)
Infrastructure-related approaches (23)
Nature-based solutions in general (7)
Natural resource management (17)
Sustainable agriculture/agroforestry/aquaculture (51)
All Major Habitat Types
Artificial Landscapes – Aquatic (5)
Artificial Landscapes – Terrestrial (98)
Not Applicable (50)
All Geographical Regions
Asia & Pacific (78)
Latin America & Caribbean (42)
Not Applicable (99)
North America (41)
West Asia (5)
Showing 345 publications
Natural solutions: protected areas helping people to cope with climate change
MacKinnon, K. et al.
A synthesis of current knowledge on forests and carbon storage in the United States
McKinley, D.C. et al.
Oyster Reefs as Natural Breakwaters Mitigate Shoreline Loss and Facilitate Fisheries
Scyphers, S.B. et al.
The Protective Role of Coastal Marshes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Shepard, C.C. et al.
Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change: What scope for payments for environmental services?
Wertz-Kanounnikoff, S. et al.
Climate and Development
An alternative approach for quantifying climate regulation by ecosystems
West, P.C. et al.
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Resilience, restoration, and riparian ecosystems: case study of a dryland, urban river
White, J.M. and Stromberg, J.C.
Incorporating climate change adaptation into national conservation assessments
Game et al.
Global Change Biology
Effectiveness of the Miyawaki method in Mediterranean forest restoration programs
Schirone, B. et al.
Landscape and ecological engineering
Adaptation to climate change in the biosphere reserves: a case study of Katunskiy Biosphere Reserve, Russia
Eco-Mont Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research
Cost-effectiveness of dryland forest restoration evaluated by spatial analysis of ecosystem services
Birch, J.C. et al.
A Global Conservation System for Climate-Change Adaptation
Effects of climate change on the societal benefits of UK upland peat ecosystems: applying the ecosystem approach
Terrestrial ecosystem management for climate change mitigation
Obersteiner, M. et al.
Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Identifying potential synergies and trade-offs for meeting food security and climate change objectives in sub-Saharan Africa
Palm, C.A. et al.
Prescribed Fire As a Means of Reducing Forest Carbon Emissions in the Western United States
Wiedinmyer, C. and Hurteau, M.D.
Environmental Science and Technology
Evaluating the suitability of management strategies of pure Norway spruce forests in the Black Forest area of Southwest Germany for adaptation to or mitigation of climate change
Yousefpour, R. et al.
Climate change implications for river restoration in global biodiversity hotspots
Operational approaches to managing forests of the future in Mediterranean regions within a context of changing climates
Stephens, S.L. et al.
Environmental Research Letters
Process-based principles for restoring river ecosystems
Beechie, T.J. et al.
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