Reducing people’s vulnerability to climate change in the rural Global South using Nature-based SolutionsGlobal South
Although evidence for the effectiveness of NbS for adaptation is growing, there is scant information on whether and how NbS reduce vulnerability to climate change in the Global South, despite this region being home to the majority of the world’s most climate-vulnerable people. To address this, we systematically collated 85 case studies of nature-based interventions in rural areas of low and lower-middle income nations across a range of ecosystems and addressing a diversity of impacts of climate change. We assessed the effectiveness of these interventions at reducing social and ecological vulnerability, through three different pathways: reducing exposure and sensitivity, and building adaptive capacity. We then conducted an analysis on the mediating factors of effectiveness of these interventions.
- Woroniecki, S.; Spiegelenberg, F.A.; Chausson, A.; Turner, B.; Key, I.; Irfanullah, H.; Seddon, N. Contributions of Nature-Based Solutions to Reduce Peoples’ Vulnerabilities to Climate Change across the Rural Global South. Preprints 2021, 2021100403