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NbSI announcements

Welcome to our annoucements page

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Stephen Woroniecki joins team

Stephen Woroniecki joins as a new Research Associate, having just completed a PhD based at Lund University on ecosystem-based adaptation in Sri Lanka. He is helping to convene the adaptation session at the NbS conference and will be helping with NbS evidence syntheses.

January 13, 2020
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Bangladesh NbS Workshop co-hosted with ICCCAD

In mid-October, together with the International Institute for Climate Change and Development, we hosted a 2-day NbS workshop in Bangladesh as an initial step for building a community of practice. Approximately 50 stakeholders from government institutions, NGOs, universities, research organizations, think tanks, banks and businesses participated. In a series of talks and structured discussions, we [...] Read more January 13, 2020

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NbS in a Changing Climate Conference 2020

From 7 – 9 July 2020,we are hosting a conference on NbS in a Changing Climate. In 12 sessions over three full days, we will discuss the value and limits of working with nature to meet societal goals in a warming world. We will highlight the state of the evidence for the social, ecological and [...] Read more January 13, 2020

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PODCAST: Nature or technology to address climate change?

In the latest Futuremakers podcast, Nat Seddon discusses the pros and cons of NbS vs. technology with Oxford colleagues Jim Hall and Helen Gavin.

December 8, 2019
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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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