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 370 publications in our bibliography.

Research priorities for natural ecosystems in a changing global climate

Climate change poses significant emerging risks to biodiversity, ecosystem function and associated socioecological systems. Adaptation responses must be initiated in parallel with mitigation efforts, but resources are limited. As climate risks are not [...] Read more
Williams, E. et al. | Global Change Biology | 2019

Integrating climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the global ocean

The impacts of climate change and the socioecological challenges they present are ubiquitous and increasingly severe. Practical efforts to operationalize climate-responsive design and management in the global network of marine protected areas (MPAs) [...] Read more
Tittensor, D. P. et al. | Science Advances | 2019

Key knowledge gaps to achieve global sustainability goals

Regional and global assessments periodically update what we know, and highlight what remains to be known, about the link- ages between people and nature that both define and depend upon the state of [...] Read more
Mastrángelo, M. E. | Nature Sustainability | 2019


Latest annoucements

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  • Climate Science social media & app

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    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

  • Stephen Woroniecki joins team

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    Stephen Woroniecki joins as a new Research Associate, having just completed a PhD based at Lund University on ecosystem-based adaptation in Sri Lanka. He is helping to convene the adaptation session at the [...] Read more January 13, 2020

  • Bangladesh NbS Workshop co-hosted with ICCCAD

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    In mid-October, together with the International Institute for Climate Change and Development, we hosted a 2-day NbS workshop in Bangladesh as an initial step for building a community of practice. Approximately 50 stakeholders [...] Read more January 13, 2020

  • NbS in a Changing Climate Conference 2020

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    From 7 – 9 July 2020,we are hosting a conference on NbS in a Changing Climate. In 12 sessions over three full days, we will discuss the value and limits of working with [...] Read more January 13, 2020

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