Evidence Map – LAUNCHING 2019
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The science evidence base for the effectiveness of 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 (225)
Climate change mitigation (76)
Disaster risk reduction (125)
Ecosystem health (95)
Food and water security (96)
Human well-being & development (100)
All NbS Approach
Area-based approaches (32)
Climate adaptation services (5)
Community-based adaptation (14)
Ecosystem-based adaptation (144)
Ecosystem-based management (40)
Ecosystem-based mitigation (53)
Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (81)
Ecological engineering (17)
Ecological restoration (70)
Forest landscape restoration (8)
Infrastructure-related approaches (18)
Nature-based solutions in general (3)
Natural resource management (17)
Sustainable agriculture/agroforestry/aquaculture (51)
All Major Habitat Types
Artificial Landscapes – Aquatic (5)
Artificial Landscapes – Terrestrial (94)
Not Applicable (49)
All Geographical Regions
Asia & Pacific (74)
Latin America & Caribbean (40)
Not Applicable (96)
North America (38)
West Asia (4)
Showing 333 publications
Ecosystem restoration and global climate change
Harris, J.A. et al.
Mine spoil restoration: a strategy combining rainwater harvesting and adaptation to random recurrence of droughts in Rajasthan
Pandey, D.N. and Chaubey, A.C.
International Forestry Review
Forest carbon sinks: a temporary and costly alternative to reducing emissions for climate change mitigation
van Kooten, C. and Eagle, A.J.
Springer International Publishing
Adapting to climate change: is there scope for ecological management in the face of a global threat?
Journal of Applied Ecology
Ecosystem recovery after climatic extremes enhanced by genotypic diversity
Reusch, T.B.H. et al.
Estimation of soil carbon gains upon improved management within croplands and grasslands of Africa
Environment, Development and Sustainability
Integrated ecological, economic and social impact assessment of alternative flood control policies in the Netherlands
Brouwer, R. and van Ek, R.
Soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change
Local Management Practices for Dealing with Change and Uncertainty: A Cross-scale Comparison of Cases in Sweden and Tanzania
Tengo, M. and Belfrage, K.
Ecology and Society
Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Tropical Rain Forest Landscape
Natural resource management in mitigating climate impacts: the example of mangrove restoration in Vietnam
Tri, N.H. et al.
Global Environmental Change
Ecological and Economic Analysis of Watershed Protection in Eastern Madagascar
Kramer, R.A. et al.
Journal of Environmental Management
Conservation and sequestration of carbon: The potential of forest and agroforest management practices
Dixon, R.K. et al.
Global Environmental Change
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