Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges
Science • Knowledge Exchange • Action

The Nature-based Solutions Initiative is an interdisciplinary programme of research, policy advice and education based at the University of Oxford.  It brings together natural, physical and social scientists with economists, governance and finance experts from across the University and beyond. Its mission is to enhance understanding of the potential of Nature-based Solutions to address global challenges and increase their sustainable implementation worldwide.

01 Knowledge

Explore our bibliography for the latest publications on NbS and locate scientific evidence for the effectiveness of Nature-based Solutions to climate change impacts using our Evidence Platform

02 Policy

Discover how the world’s nations are planning for the impacts of climate change and learn how to increase climate ambition through Nature-based Solutions

03 Practice

Find out more about our in-country programmes and read about Nature-based Solutions in action from across the globe

Latest publications on Nature-based Solutions

There are currently 380 publications in our bibliography.

Sowing the Seeds of Seagrass Recovery Using Hessian Bags

Seagrass meadows are an important wetland habitat that have been degraded globally but have an important carbon storage role. In order to expand the restoration of these productive and biodiverse habitats methods are [...] Read more
Unsworth, R. K. F. et al. | Environmental Research Letters | 2019

Strategically designed marine reserve networks are robust to climate change driven shifts in population connectivity

Marine reserves can be effective conservation and fishery management tools, particularly when their design accounts for spatial population connectivity. Yet climate change is expected to significantly alter larval connectivity of many marine species, [...] Read more
Rassweiler, A. et al. | Environmental Research Letters | 2020

Peatlands and Global Change: Response and Resilience

Peatlands are wetland ecosystems that accumulate dead organic matter (i.e., peat) when plant litter production outpaces peat decay, usually under conditions of frequent or continuous waterlogging. Collectively, global peatlands store vast amounts of [...] Read more
Page, S. E. and Baird, A. J. | Annual Review of Environment and Resources | 2016


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