Best practice guidelines
NbS can address both climate change and biodiversity loss, but only if we:
- Rapidly phase out use of fossil fuels;
- Protect, restore and connect a wide range of ecosystems across working lands and seas;
- Place the rights and knowledge of local communities and Indigenous Peoples front and centre of policy and practice; and,
- Explicitly design NbS so that they support biodiversity.
To help achieve synergy among climate change and biodiversity goals through the implementation of NbS, we support the development of evidence-based guidelines for decision makers in business and government, based on these critical factors, and we collate and showcase good practice examples of NbS projects from around the world.
Nature-based insetting analytical framework
To explore practical yet ecologically and socially robust approaches to implement nature based solutions along supply chains, we have set up a social venture spin out of Oxford University Innovation: Nature-based Insetting. The NbI team are developing a innovative NbI Analytical Framework, supported by a quantitative model, to provide the evidence for companies to monitor their impacts and depende... Read more
Associated membersCécile A.J. GirardinSeth Thomas
Interactive global map of good practice nature-based solutions
To enhance awareness and understanding of NbS, and showcase good practice, we are developing an interactive online global map. The first version, which was launched at COP26, includes 110 cases from over 67 countries and 6 continents. Using the platform, practitioners and policy makers can discover the many different ways communities, businesses, and NGOs are working with nature to deal with the c... Read more
Associated membersAudrey WagnerAlexandre ChaussonEbba MarkSeth ThomasDan SeddonCécile A.J. Girardin
Guidelines for sustainable, successful nature-based solutions
We led the development of four guidelines for successful, sustainable NbS in February 2020 by a consortium of 20 UK-based organisations, as a letter to the then incoming President of CoP26, Alok Sharma, to encourage adoption of the guidelines by other Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In May 2020, the guidelines were adopted by the Together With Nature campaign, a call to c... Read more
Associated membersWhole NbSI Team