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NbSI announcements

Welcome to our annoucements page

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NbSI director on UK political debate

For the first time ever, UK political parties took part in a debate on climate change in the runup to the December 2019 general election. The Conservative Party did not  attend, but the remaining major political parties presented positive views and policies with respect to climate change. Prof Nathalie Seddon was [...] Read more November 28, 2019

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Value and limits of NbS

Our new article “Understanding the value and limits of #naturebasedsolutions to climate change and other global challenges”. Out in Phil Trans Roy Soc in Jan 2020.

November 25, 2019
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NbSI Director at Scottish Biodiversity Conference

Nathalie talked about the fundamental importance of biodiversity for nature-based solutions at the Scottish Biodiversity Conference. Timely given growing investments in low diversity tree plantations in Scotland

November 18, 2019
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Welcome two new team members

Welcome Isabel Key and Rosy Cousins. Issy is a natsci graduate and co-founder of Climate Science; Rosy recently completed a Masters thesis on trade-offs among the Sustainable Development Goals after working with IIED.

November 1, 2019
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NbS Roadmap in Bangladesh

Together with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, we ran an NBS workshop in Dhaka for practitioners and policymakers. Bangladesh has long-been implementing NBS. We discussed how this knowledge can best inform development policy and practice regionally and across globe.

October 18, 2019
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Enhancing climate ambition through NBS

On the basis of an analysis of comparative assessments of nature’s prominence in NDCs to date, our new report with IUCN highlights what can be done to fully harness the potential of NbS in global climate action. National commitments to NBS are also available via our NBS Policy Platform.

October 6, 2019
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NBS Evidence Tool

During UN Climate Action week, we launched our interactive evidence platform linking nature-based interventions to adaptation outcomes. The platform will grow as studies are added. Please check it out and let us know what you think.

October 6, 2019
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NBS Conference 2020

We are excited to announce that we will host a major international interdisciplinary conference on Nature-based Solutions in Oxford in July 2020. For more information and to register interest, visit the conference website

September 16, 2019
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Achieving net zero with green and grey solutions

NBSI director spoke with Carbon Brief at the Oxford Achieving Net Zero conference. She emphasised the need to balance Nature-based Solutions with tech to achieve net-zero, emphasising the vital importance of locally stewarded ecosystem restoration (and not afforestation!)

September 16, 2019
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Global recognition of Nature-based Solutions

Our new paper reveals global support for Nature-based Solutions to climate change but highlights the need for high-level pledges to be met by science-based targets that benefit both people and ecosystems.

September 16, 2019
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