NbS Communities of Science, Policy and Practice
As evidence strengthens, NbS are increasingly prominent in climate change policy, especially in developing nations. But across the globe, high-level intentions for NbS rarely translates into meaningful targets informed by the best evidence from science and practice.
As nations revise and develop their national climate change plans, it is vital that scientists work with practitioners and policymakers to identify NbS targets and actions that benefit both people and ecosystems.
At the NbSI, we work with local partners to help develop in-country communities of science, policy and practice for NbS. Through these, we build an understanding of, and identify and address knowledge needs around, the socio-economic and ecological effectiveness of NbS to climate change impacts. On this basis, we support the development of robust NbS targets for inclusion in national plans, with a focus on the Nationally Determined Contributions submitted by Paris Agreement Signatories.
With around 80M people living at sea level, Bangladesh is severely impacted by climate change. To deal with these impacts, Bangladeshi communities have been working with nature for many years and we have much to learn from them. To consolidate and share this knowledge, we are working closely with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development. We are growing an NbS Community of Practice and developing an NbS Roadmap for Bangladesh. A major goal of the work is to ensure that the best evidence on NbS effectiveness from science and practice informs economic policy in the region. Our recent workshop was attended by over 50 stakeholders from multiple sectors.
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