Economics of NbS

Nature-based solutions can provide strong employment per dollar of public spending compared to other stimulus measures and deliver high economic multipliers, yet inclusion of NbS in economic recovery packages is limited.

Part of the problem is a lack of robust evidence. To address this, we are using systematic reviews and detailed case study work, to compile evidence on the short-term economic recovery potential (e.g. job creation, income) as well as longer term development outcomes (e.g. climate change adaptation, food and water security) of investments in nature. The goal is to translate and share this information with key decision-makers during critical policy windows and support the development of economic recovery plans and the revision of associated climate and development policies.

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