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.
There are currently 380 publications in our bibliography.
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
| Environmental Research Letters | 2019
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
| Environmental Research Letters | 2020
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
| Annual Review of Environment and Resources | 2016
Understanding the value and limits of Nature-based Solutions to climate change and other global challenges. We discuss how NbS can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and in what ways NbS is [...] Read more January 27, 2020
We’re excited to announce that the NBSI will be featured in Apolitical’s scheme: ‘Climate Innovation. 10 Days. 100 Ideas.’ Sign up now and get 100 climate policy ideas for 10 days from [...] Read more January 24, 2020
Just 35% of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students in higher education in the UK are women. Although the physical sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) are less gender-biased than the other STEM subjects, [...] Read more January 24, 2020
For easily-digestible, referenced information on all aspects of climate change and its solutions, follow Climate Science on Instagram or Facebook. Isabel Key, Research Assistant and [...] Read more January 13, 2020