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  • Role of NbS for Climate Change Adaptation in UK Policy

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    Just ahead of tomorrow's Climate Ambition Summit, this report considers the important role of nature-based solutions (NbS) in climate change adaptation policy for the UK and its fourteen overseas territories. The report was written by NbSI, in collaboration with WWF and RSPB; together we will work w [...] read more
  • NbS Digital Dialogues - panel session summaries

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    Earlier in 2020 we held a series of talks and panel sessions - NbS Digital Dialogues - bringing together experts from science, policy and practice to discuss the implementation of sustainable NbS. Over 750 people tuned into the conference live, and recordings of all the sessions are available to vie [...] read more
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NbS in Peru: Vanguard Country for Global Commission on Adaptation & National Climate Change Strategy update

Two important events in the past month have highlighted Peru’s commitment, ambition and leadership on climate action and NbS. First, as a “Vanguard Country” for the Natural Environment Action Track of the Global Commission on Adaptation, Peru played a key role in the Climate Adaptation Summit on January 2021. In this global event, Peru shared that [...] Read more
February 17, 2021
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Conference postponed to 5-7 July 2022 due to COVID-19

In close consultation with our Steering Committee, we have had to take the decision to postpone the Nature-based Solutions in a Changing Climate conference for another year, to Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th July 2022. Whilst this is a disappointment, the committee unanimously agreed that it is the correct choice. In a hopefully post-pandemic world, [...] Read more
February 16, 2021
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World Economic Forum: Building a net-zero, nature-positive economy

The World Economic Forum was held in the last week of January, with its online format transforming it into an event accessible to everyone. Here we summarise the session on ‘Building a net-zero, nature-positive economy’, which featured a range of high-profile speakers from all the major societal sectors. Key messages: – Making peace with nature is the [...] Read more
February 16, 2021
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Dhaka Climate Tribune issue on NbS

The Dhaka Tribune is a national daily newspaper published in Dhaka, Bangladesh; each month one of the issues is dedicated to climate change – the monthly Climate Tribune, published by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). The January 2021 Climate Tribune was dedicated to Nature-based Solutions, with articles encouraged and collated by [...] Read more
February 16, 2021
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World Economic Forum consultation on Nature and Net Zero

This report from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey explores the potential and challenges of natural climate solutions (NCS) i.e. nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation. The report builds on the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, which together aim to provide guidance on the role on NCS in decarbonisation of the private sector. The report [...] Read more
February 16, 2021
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Building a resilient economy: analysing options for systemic change to transform the world’s economic and financial systems after the pandemic

This report, from WWF in collaboration with ZOE, Wellbeing Economy Alliance and the New Economic Foundation, tackles the question of how the UK can ‘support a fundamental transformation of its economic system towards a resilient economy’. It outlines a set of policies that could be implemented by the UK government to enable long-term systemic change, [...] Read more
February 16, 2021
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One World, One Health: Recommendations to harness the power of landscapes

The Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Biodiversity Conference in October 2020 focused on the relationship between biodiversity and health, and highlighted the power of landscapes for transformative change towards inclusivity and sustainability. The GLF together with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative created the One World, One Health report which synthesises perspectives from the session at the [...] Read more
February 16, 2021
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Scottish Highlands landscape restoration at Bunloit

This landscape-scale programme will restore 1200 hectares of land to boost biodiversity, enhance carbon stores, and provide sustainable livelihoods for local people. Sustainable businesses will provide employment and affordable zero-carbon housing will be constructed from local materials; this will contribute to COVID recovery and set an example of how to deliver a rural green new [...] Read more
February 16, 2021
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Nature-based solutions on Radio 4

  NbSI Director Nathalie Seddon talked to Tom Fielden of the BBC in Wytham woods, Oxfordshire, about the critical importance of getting the message right on nature-based solutions to climate change in this pivotal year for addressing biodiversity loss and climate change. Listen to the clip here:  
February 16, 2021
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Park for water purification, flood mitigation & recreation

A three hectare park near Milan, Italy, which aims to contribute to flood protection, water quality, biodiversity enhancement and provide a place for recreation. When sewers overflow during heavy rains, the water first flows into reed beds in the park which remove some of the pollutants, it then flows into a constructed wetland (acting as [...] Read more
February 15, 2021
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Restoring degraded land in Kenya

Regreening Kenya is a project aiming to bring over 150,000 hectares of degraded land into restoration by 2022 and improve the livelihoods of 50,000 smallholders. The project has a community-centred approach, by which farmers are given individual support in transitioning to agroforestry. This gives direct benefits by providing a greater and more stable source of [...] Read more
February 15, 2021
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Cairngorms Connect – large-scale restoration in Scotland

This is an ambitious project with a 200-year vision to manage 600 square kilometres of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland for biodiversity whilst providing other benefits such as carbon storage and livelihoods for local people. It is the largest habitat restoration project in the UK, with an unparalleled time frame including goals for 2065 [...] Read more
February 15, 2021

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