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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 at Gobeshona Global Conference-1

The International Centre for Climate Change and Development hosted a session at Gobeshona Global Conference 1 on building capacity for nature-based solutions (NbS). The session focused on how to enhance understanding of how to successfully implement NbS, and how to increase their implementation, especially with respect to climate change adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development. Key messages [...] Read more
January 19, 2021
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NbS at the Climate Adaptation Summit

The Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 will be held on 25-26 January online. Global leaders and local stakeholders will come together to launch an Adaptation Action Agenda, laying out commitments to new projects and partnerships for climate change adaptation. There will be a session focusing on nature-based solutions at 16:30-18:30 CET on Monday 25th Jan. Many of [...] Read more
January 18, 2021
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NbS session of the Gobeshona conference, Bangladesh

Join the discussion on nature-based solutions at the Gobeshona conference on Tuesday 19th Jan, 12:00-13:30 GMT. We will hear from experts on NbS research, policy and practice from Bangladesh, Peru and the UK; members of the core NbSI team as well as NbS Peru and NbS Bangladesh will be speaking. Register for free by filling in [...] Read more
January 15, 2021
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£3bn of UK’s international climate finance committed to nature

The UK has pledged £3 billion to protect and restore ecosystems abroad over the next five years. The funding comes from the existing commitment of £11.6 billion for international climate finance. Actions will include a range of nature-based solutions such as protection, restoration and management of biodiverse habitats on  land and in the sea, and [...] Read more
January 11, 2021
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COP26 coalition session on the role of Nature-based Solutions

This session was held as part of the COP26 Coalition gathering (12-16 Nov, 2020), and aimed to foster dialogue among coalition members and come to broad agreement on the role of nature in addressing the climate crisis at COP26. Specifically, the session focused on the nature-based solutions (NbS) concept, potential risks & benefits of NbS, [...] Read more
December 20, 2020
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The economic costs of planting, preserving, and managing the world’s forests to mitigate climate change

Austin et al. 2020 It is now well established that forest protection, restoration, management and creation play a crucial role in mitigating climate change. This paper estimates the costs of such actions, and the amount of forest-based climate change mitigation that could be funded by different carbon prices. They find that a carbon price of $281 [...] Read more
December 10, 2020
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Anthropogenic modification of forests means only 40% of remaining forests have high ecosystem integrity

Grantham et al. 2020 The effects of human activities on forests goes beyond deforestation – forests that are still standing are often disturbed by humans as well. This study generated a global map of forest condition, using an index of forest integrity on a continuous scale from 0 to 1. The forest integrity index acts as [...] Read more
December 10, 2020
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NbS Bangladesh News: perspective piece on nature & the SDGs; NbS roadmap policy brief; community-based adaptation conference; Gobeshona7 conference

NbS Bangladesh is a platform to gather evidence from science and practice on the effectiveness of existing nature-based solutions projects from across Bangladesh. Here we are highlighting three recent news items from NbS Bangladesh: A perspective piece on NbS and the sustainable development goals A policy brief – A Roadmap for Nature-based Solutions in Bangladesh: Promises and Challenges NbS [...] Read more
December 1, 2020
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Recent talks from Nathalie Seddon

Nathalie has given numerous talks to leaders in NGOs, policy and business, including an opening keynote alongside Christiana Figueres and Johan Rockström at the Climate and Business Conference in New Zealand, a panel discussion on NbS during Wales Climate Week, a talk on coastal resilience at the WWF Fuller Symposium, a talk on NbS (with [...] Read more
December 1, 2020
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Join the NbS Bangladesh Network

We believe that it is imperative to bring together relevant stakeholders in Bangladesh – working on and/or interested in NbS – to join in the discussion and participate in the NbS Bangladesh Network to take this initiative forward. With the Network we seek to build a community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working at the [...] Read more
December 1, 2020

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