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 370 publications in our bibliography.
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
| Global Change Biology | 2019
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
| Science Advances | 2019
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
| Nature Sustainability | 2019
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 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
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
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