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NbSI announcements

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NbS in a Changing Climate Conference – date confirmation in January

We will be holding an online-in person hybrid conference at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, bringing researchers together with policymakers, civil society actors and business leaders to discuss the potential of NbS to meet societal goals in a warming world. We aim to confirm in January whether the conference will proceed 6-8 [...] Read more November 30, 2020

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The role of nature in the UK NDC

This report, from the RSPB and WWF based on analysis by Pete Smith and colleagues at the University of Aberdeen and with inputs from the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, makes science-based recommendations on how to include nature in an updated UK Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Every Paris Agreement signatory has the chance to submit an updated [...] Read more November 18, 2020

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Launch of Oxford Net Zero

Oxford Net Zero is a new interdisciplinary research initiative which combines Oxford’s existing research body with research fellows from around the world to advance solutions for reaching net-zero emissions. The online platform will act as a source of equitable climate solutions for businesses, policymakers and professionals across all sectors. The initiative also aims to address [...] Read more November 16, 2020

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Stephen Woroniecki publishes on overcoming dualistic thinking

Stephen Woroniecki, research associate at NbSI, has recently co-authored a paper in Ecosystems and People which uses ecosystem-based adaptation case studies to suggest how to overcome dualistic thinking between people and nature in sustainability science as a leverage point to facilitate transformative change.

November 5, 2020
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Race to Zero Dialogues: Nature’s Place in the Race

Professor Nathalie Seddon and Dr Cécile Girardin spoke at the UNFCCC’s Race to Zero Dialogues day dedicated to NbS.

Cécile presented an interval session on art and science, focusing on ecosystem restoration, based on a mural designed for the Sumatran Orangutan Society. She also framed the discussion for a session exploring the role of NbS [...] Read more October 30, 2020

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NbSI team present systematic map findings at WWF climate and energy network

NbSI researchers Alexandre Chausson, Beth Turner, and Nicole Chabaneix, presented the findings of the global evidence-mapping assessment on the effectiveness of NbS for climate change adaptation to the WWF climate and energy practice network. After an overview of the overarching findings, the presentation highlighted lessons from the evidence-base on the importance of managing the [...] Read more October 22, 2020

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Launch of NbSI Peru

Nature-based Solutions Peru officially launched in October, with a brand new website. The initiative aims to consolidate evidence on the potential of NbS to address multiple societal challenges in Peru, to scale ambition for NbS in national policy and public-private investment. It also acts as a community of practice for NbS in Peru, to enable [...] Read more October 19, 2020

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NbS Peru Digital Dialogues summary & recordings

On October 19th and 20th, NbSI Peru hosted the Nature-Based Solutions Peru Digital Dialogues (NbS Peru DD). This two-day event brought together scientists, practitioners, government, private sector and civil society to discuss the trajectory and potential for nature-based solutions (NbS) to address multiple societal challenges in Peru, including their key role in climate change action. [...] Read more October 19, 2020

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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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