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NbSI announcements

Welcome to our annoucements page

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Watch NbS Digital Dialogues

On 7-9 July we hosted an online conference: NbS Digital Dialogues. We discussed each of four key guidelines for successful, sustainable nature-based solutions (NbS) outlined in www.nbsguidelines.info, highlighting the main challenges around the implementation, financing and governance of NbS, and how to overcome them.

A total of 750 people registered and tuned in from [...] Read more July 27, 2020

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NbS Digital Dialogues – 7th-9th July

It’s just a few days until NbS Digital Dialogues 2020, where we will bring together leaders from science, policy and practice, to discuss what successful, sustainable Nature-based Solutions look like, and how they can be financed and governed.

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Three inspiring keynotes by Sandra Diaz, Christiana Figueres, Musonda Mumba Six panel-sessions taking a deep-dive [...] Read more July 2, 2020
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Bangladesh’s mangroves threatened by development

A 6 km-long bridge is being built in Bangladesh. This will increase connectivity across the country, and has already prompted development in the south-western Khulna Division. This region is home to the largest mangrove forest in the world: the Sundarbans. These mangroves are already under pressure from human activities, but the growth of real estate, [...] Read more June 17, 2020

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Net Zero webinar series

In collaboration with The Guardian, the University of Oxford is hosting a series of five webinars on how the UK can achieve its net zero emissions target. The webinars are free to watch and tailored to a public audience, specifically the “well-informed school-striker”.

Reaching net zero will require drastic reductions in emission of greenhouse gases, in [...] Read more June 16, 2020

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NbS Bangladesh Community of Practice

On World Environment Day, we are delighted to announce the launch of NbS Bangladesh. This is a community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working to enhance understanding of the importance of nature-based solutions and to scale-up their implementation in Bangladesh. The website acts as a hub of knowledge on nature-based solutions in Bangladesh. We [...] Read more June 3, 2020

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NbSI director appointed as a Friend of COP26

The 26th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be held in Glasgow on 1-12th November 2021. Over 30,000 delegates will convene to agree on actions to address the climate crisis. We need internationally-coordinated action in order to effectively mitigate and adapt to climate change, and the discussions at and during the run-up to COP26 [...] Read more June 1, 2020

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Tree planting is not a panacea for climate change

One Earth presents a collection of seven expert perspectives on the role of tree planting for mitigating and adapting to climate change. Among them is NbSI director, Professor Nathalie Seddon.

Some key points include:

The Trillion Trees initiative requires large investments from governments, ‘shovel-ready’ projects for investment, and robust social safeguards. Long-term tree stewardship with local involvement [...] Read more May 27, 2020
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Global call for nature-based solutions scale-up

Together with leading figures from business, climate change policy, academia and environmental NGOs, we have signed an open letter calling for governments and organisations globally to ‘take Nature-based Solutions to scale’ in the wake of the pandemic. The letter highlights the four key guidelines for successful and just nature-based solutions, which [...] Read more May 6, 2020

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Open letter to global leaders: a healthy planet for healthy people

The Club of Rome have written an open letter to global leaders, calling for the response to the current global health and financial crises to address the other crises we are facing in concert: the biodiversity and climate crises. The signatories recognise that attempts to stimulate the economy in the recovery from COVID-19 could [...] Read more April 2, 2020

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Workshop: NbS in Bangladesh’s development policy

The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCAD) in Bangladesh, which is supported by the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, held a workshop with the Bangladesh Planning Commission to discuss the role of nature-based solutions (NbS) in national development plans. The workshop formally introduced the concept of NbS to relevant government departments, and stimulated discussion of [...] Read more April 1, 2020

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