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23/09 | 16:45-18:00 | Convene 101 Park Avenue
(Madison Hub North 40)
Join us for the launch of our interactive online evidence tool linking Nature-based Solutions to adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature.
Co-hosted by UNEP-WCMC and IIED
There is growing awareness that NbS can help to protect us from climate change impacts whilst slowing further warming, supporting biodiversity and securing ecosystem services. However, the potential of NBS to provide the intended benefits has not been rigorously assessed and scientific evidence for the effectiveness of NBS is dispersed and difficult to access. We have addressed this issue by conducting a major systematic review of studies testing the effectiveness of NBS in dealing with the impacts of climate change and making this available in the form of an online NBS Evidence Tool.
This session will start with a talk outlining the huge potential of nature to support human adaptation. Then, in a series of short interactive presentations by NBSI team members, we will provide an overview of our scope, aims and methods and we will present an overview of the state of the global evidence for the effectiveness of NBS in dealing with the impacts of climate change. We will then demonstrate our NBS Effectiveness Evidence Tool. This makes scientific information on the effectiveness of NBS to climate change impacts more accessible to decision-makers, researchers and practitioners.
(1) Enhance understanding of the state of the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of NBS to climate impact
(2) Showcase and discuss our new interactive NBS Evidence Tool
|Welcome + scene-setting||Val Kapos UNEP-WCMC||16h45-16h50|
|Overview: What are Nature-based Solutions to climate change impacts? Why do we need to consolidate evidence of their effectiveness for people and ecosystems? And what do we mean by effectiveness anyway?||Nathalie Seddon, Nature-based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford, UK||16h50-17h00|
|The systematic review: Scope and Aims, Methods and Key Findings – how evidence for effectiveness varies with habitats, type of climate change impact, and region.||Alex Chausson and Beth Turner, Nature-based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford||17h00-17h20
(10 mins each)
|NBS Evidence and Policy Tool Kit: a brief demonstration of our new online interactive NBS effectiveness tool, and other key resources on NBS for policymakers, practitioners and researchers.||Cecile Giradin, Nature-based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford||17h20-17h30
(10 mins each)
|Guided Discussion: What can nature do for you?
Moderated by Val Kapos
|How do you see yourself using this tool?||17h30-17h55|
|What do you need to make this happen?|
Learn about and provide feedback on our evidence and policy tool kits.
22/09 | 11:00 – 12:00
23/09 | 18:00-19:00
24/09 |11:00 – 12:-00
Convene 101 Park Avenue (Boardroom 10)
25/09 | 15:00-16:30 | Central Park Zoo
Co-hosted by UNEP-WCMC, IIED and IUCN
This event will focus on showcasing innovative solutions to protect from and adapt to climatic impacts whilst slowing further warming, supporting biodiversity, and securing ecosystem services (ie. sustainable development co-benefits). After a global overview of the role of NBS in enabling human adaptation, a series of short talks will provide a forum to learn about how working with nature is transforming people’s lives in the face of climate change. Then, through a structured panel discussion with the audience, we will explore challenges and opportunities around how we might take NbS for adaptation to scale.
1 | Highlight the many different ways in which NbS are helping people to adapt across the globe
2 | Outline key opportunities/pathways to unlock the transformational power of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation
3 | Identify pathways to channel robust evidence on NBS effectiveness for climate change into evidence-based policy
An action agenda to unlock the transformative power of nature-based solutions for adaptation to climate change
Dr Val Kapos, UNEP-WCMC
Professor Nathalie Seddon, University of Oxford
Dr Saleem Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development
Dr Xiaoting Hou-Jones, International Institute for Environment and Development
Dr Guan Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Plus, representatives from the governments of New Zealand and Costa Rica (TBC)
|Welcome + scene-setting: Global imperative to find equitable adaptation solutions?||Val Kapos, UNEP-WCMC, UK||15h00-15h05|
|Technical overview: Nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation – global overview of value, limits & evidence||Nathalie Seddon, Nature-based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford, UK||15h05-15h17|
|Stories of change:
How working with nature is transforming people’s lives in the face of climate change.
Guan Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Ali Raza Rizvi, IUCN?)
(South Africa, Costa Rica, New Zealand)
|Panel Discussion: An action agenda to enable to the transformative power of nature. Moderated by Val Kapos, WCMC|
|From your experience what are the key constraints or barriers to scale nature based-solutions such as the ones just presented?
How can these barriers be overcome?
Identify two actions that could be implemented over the next 12 months to scale nature based-solutions to climate change impacts.
|plus Q&A and discussion|
|Closing remarks: Saleem Huq, ICCCAD||Closes at 16h30|