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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
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Showing 323 publications
Nature-based agricultural solutions: Scaling perennial grains across Africa
Peter, B.G. et al.
Marine reserves can mitigate and promote adaptation to climate change
Roberts, C.M. et al.
Climate change adaptation trends in small island developing states
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change: concept, scalability and a role for conservation science
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation
Nature-based solutions in flood risk management – Buzzword or innovation?
Journal of Flood Risk Management
Green Infrastructure Recovery: Analysis of the Influence of Back-to-Back Rainfall Events
Wadzuk, B.M. et al.
Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment
Synergies and trade-offs between nature conservation and climate policy: Insights from the “Natural Capital Germany – TEEB DE” study
Wüstemann, H. et al.
Ecological Protection and Restoration Program Reduced Grazing Pressure in the Three-River Headwaters Region, China
Zhang, L. et al.
Rangeland Ecology and Management
Soil organic carbon dynamics in Xilingol grassland of northern China induced by the Beijing-Tianjin Sand Source Control Program
Zhang, L. et al.
Frontiers of Earth Science
The use of Ecosystem-based Adaptation practices by smallholder farmers in Central America
Harvey, C.A. et al.
Agriculture, Ecosystems and the Environment
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 disaster risk reduction in mountains
Moos, C. et al.
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
Efficiency of conservation agriculture production systems for smallholders in rain-fed uplands of India: A transformative approach to food security
Chan, C. et al.
Adaptive forest landscape restoration as a contribution to more resilient ecosystems in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve (Lebanon)
Hani, N. et al.
Assisted natural regeneration with fencing central and northern zones of Burkina Faso
Belem, B. et al.
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