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.
Role of nature-based solutions for development
This project collated and synthesized evidence on the development outcomes of investments in nature (protection, restoration, management, creation of ecosystem, and nature-based food production). This includes conservation interventions and more recently labelled “nature-based solutions” to societal challenges. The scope of development outcomes considered was broad, ranging from jobs, food sec... Read more
Nature-based solutions for economic recovery in the global south
The aim of this project is to unpack the contribution of NbS to short term economic recovery potential (ERP), and how this relates to long term development gain, while framing these in a policy setting in a way that supports systemic change. In other words we seek to explore the extent to which NbS make economic sense, and how (or not) this contributes to climate, and biodiversity outcomes. The in... Read more
Mapping the effectiveness of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation
This systematic evidence mapping exercise consolidated the large dispersed evidence-base on the effectiveness of NbS for addressing climatic impacts. The collated evidence-base underpins the NbS evidence platform. The objectives were to: Identify existing evidence of the effectiveness of NbS for addressing different climate impacts on people and economic sectors, and catalogue evidence with r... Read more