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NbS Peru Digital Dialogues

The NbS Peru Digital Dialogues (Diálogos Digitales sobre Soluciones Basadas en la Naturaleza en el Perú) will take place online on 19-20th October. The event aims to generate dialogue on the potential of nature-based solutions in Peru to address multiple societal challenges, including their role in climate change adaptation and mitigation action. During this event, [...] Read more October 9, 2020

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Oxford principles for net zero aligned carbon offsetting

Many companies, governments, cities, regions and financial institutions are making net-zero commitments. To achieve this, in most cases, carbon offsetting is necessary. This comes with risks, such as inappropriate carbon accounting, the release of stored carbon at a later date, and negative impacts on people, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Published today, the Oxford Offsetting [...] Read more September 29, 2020

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Mapping the evidence of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation

Today our systematic review on nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation has been published in Global Change Biology. It is the first global systematic review of the effectiveness of nature-based solutions and provides evidence that nature-based solutions play a key role in addressing the impacts of climate change, but also highlights potential trade-offs to [...] Read more September 10, 2020

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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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