Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges
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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 Science

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 365 publications in our bibliography.

Restoring forests as a means to many ends
Earth is approaching environmental thresholds that, if crossed, will create serious disruptions to ecosystems, economies, and society. To avoid the ......read more
Chazdon, R. and Brancalion, P. | Science | 2019
Global modeling of nature’s contributions to people
The magnitude and pace of global change demand rapid assessment of nature and its contributions to people. We present a ......read more
Chaplin-Kramer, R. et al. | Science | 2019
Agro-ecosystem based sustainability indicators for climate resilient agriculture in India: A conceptual framework
The impending threats of changing climate have been well documented across sectors. The climate risks are best addressed through increasing ......read more
Chowdhury, M. S. N. et al. | Ecological Indicators | 2019


Latest news

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  • PODCAST: Nature or technology to address climate change?

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    In the latest Futuremakers podcast, Nat Seddon discusses the pros and cons of NbS vs. technology with Oxford colleagues Jim Hall and Helen Gavin.

    December 8, 2019
  • NbSI on Channel 4 Climate Debate

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    NbSI Director tells UK leaders about the importance of protecting what we’ve got and restoring what we’ve lost, and that NbS are not an excuse to keep FF in the ground.

    November 28, 2019
  • Value and limits of NbS

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    Our new article “Understanding the value and limits of #naturebasedsolutions to climate change and other global challenges”. Out in Phil Trans Roy Soc in Jan 2020.

    November 25, 2019
  • NbSI Director at Scottish Biodiversity Conference

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    Nathalie talked about the fundamental importance of biodiversity for nature-based solutions at the Scottish Biodiversity Conference. Timely given growing investments in low diversity tree plantations in Scotland

    November 18, 2019

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