Nature-based Solutions in Action
Evidence Map – LAUNCHING 2019
Allies and advisors
News & Events
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 (80)
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 (53)
Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (87)
Ecological engineering (17)
Ecological restoration (75)
Forest landscape restoration (8)
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 (98)
North America (41)
West Asia (5)
Showing 346 publications
Analyzing ecological restoration strategies for water and soil conservation
Saad S. A. et al.
Natural climate solutions for the United States
Fargione, J. E. et al.
Does forest cover help prevent flood damage? Empirical evidence from India
Bhattacharjee, K. and Behera, B.
Global Environmental Change
Investing in Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure: Building Better Along Our Coasts
Sutton-Grier, A. E. et al.
Climate change impacts on a large-scale erosion coast of Hai Hau district, Vietnam and the adaptation
Duc, D.M. et al.
Journal of Coastal Conservation
Natural climate solutions
Griscom, B.W. et al.
Protected areas buffer the Brazilian semi-arid biome from climate change
Acosta-Salvatierra, L.H. et al.
Can wildlife management units reduce land use/land cover change and climate change vulnerability? Conditions to encourage this capacity in Mexican municipalities
Gomez-Aiza, L. et al.
Land use policy
Integrating climate change and habitat fragmentation to identify candidate seed sources for ecological restoration
Harrison, P.A. et al.
Towards ecosystem-based restoration of peatland biodiversity
Minayeva, T.Y. et al.
Mires and Peat
A systematic review of ecological attributes that confer resilience to climate change in environmental restoration
Timpane-Padgham, B.L. et al.
Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change: defining hotspot municipalities for policy design and implementation in Brazil
Kasecker, T.P. et al.
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
The superior effect of nature-based solutions in land management for enhancing ecosystem services
Keesstra, S. et al.
Science of the Total Environment
Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in mountains
Moos, C. et al.
Nature-Based Solutions for Europe’s Sustainable Development
Maes, J. and Jacobs, S.
Island-wide coastal vulnerability assessment of Sri Lanka reveals that sand dunes, planted trees and natural vegetation may play a role as potential barriers against ocean surges
Satyanarayana, B. et al.
Global Ecology and Conservation
Using REDD plus Policy to Facilitate Climate Adaptation at the Local Level: Synergies and Challenges in Vietnam
McElwee, P. et al.
A modelling framework for evaluation of the hydrological impacts of nature-based approaches to flood risk management, with application to in-channel interventions across a 29-km2 scale catchment in the United Kingdom
Metcalfe, P. et al.
The Value of Coastal Wetlands for Flood Damage Reduction in the Northeastern USA
Narayan, S. et al.
Nature-based agricultural solutions: Scaling perennial grains across Africa
Peter, B.G. et al.
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