Protecting People From Disasters Through
Nature-based Solutions

Find out how Nature-based Solutions can help build resilience to disasters and climate change impacts. Also get to know how you can do your part by applying these solutions in your work and everyday life to help our planet. Join our FREE Massive Open Online Course(MOOC) on Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience.

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Nature-based Solutions is an umbrella term which includes several types of ecosystem-based approaches to deal with societal challenges such as disasters and climate risks. This includes ‘Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction’ (Eco-DRR), which is the sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems to reduce disaster risk, with the aim to achieve sustainable and resilient development. Well-managed ecosystems, such as wetlands, forests and coastal systems, act as natural infrastructure, reducing physical exposure to many hazards and increasing socio-economic resilience of people and communities by sustaining local livelihoods and providing essential natural resources such as food, water and building materials.

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Talks 4 Action

How we can work together with nature to build resilience against disasters and climate change?

For International Day for Disaster Reduction, we released a Podcast Series entitled "Talks 4 Action" discussing it.

The first episode focuses on Nature-based Solutions through a humanitarian lens.

Seminars on Nature Conservation in German Development Cooperation

Background Seminars on nature conservation in German development cooperation Biodiversity conservation for human  ...

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Flexible protection measures for adaptation with Sea Level Rise on the Nile Delta, Egypt

02 Sep,2023

The Nile Delta in Egypt is one of the most vulnerable areas in the  ... Read More

An intergenerational approach to nature-based solutions: Embracing all our efforts on implementation

26 Jun,2023

Africa's landscapes vary from place to place, just as the  ... Read More

Building a community of practices on Nature-based Solutions in North Africa – PPI-OSCAN

14 May,2023

Civil society associations from North Africa in Libya,  ... Read More

Nedumangad block Panchayath Killiyar mission

23 Jul,2023

Cover photo and video copyright: Nedumangad Block Panchayat, Government of  {...}

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05 Jun,2023

 On Earth Day, 22nd April 2020, the Partnership for Environment  ... Read More

UNEP Advocacy on Eco-DRR

10 Dec,2023

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Haiti Eco DRR project: Sustainable and resilient fishing

10 Dec,2023

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Story of the Month – IDDRR Commemoration – Community Based Peatlands Restoration and Protecting the Ancestor Legacy

12 Oct,2023

Facilitating community collective action to save peatlands of the island of Sumatra The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate  {...}

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Story of the Month – Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week – What role can Nature-based Solutions play in the humanitarian sector

The HNPW will take place virtually from 19 April to 7 May, 2021. The  ... Read More

Story of the Month – Biodiversity for resilience – how Nature-based Solutions can help

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is negotiating a new  ... Read More

Story of the Month – Learning about Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation on International Day for Disaster Risk

On the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13th of October,  ... Read More

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  • World Wetlands Day Webinar: It’s time for wetlands restoration

    February 2nd, 2023

    On the occasion of Word Wetlands Day on 2 February 2023, the G20 Global Land Initiative Coordination Office in partnership with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, UN Environment Programme, and other partners invites you to the Global webinar on “It’s time for wetlands restoration”. The webinar will: 1. Showcase success stories around the world to promote wetlands restoration and amplify the messages for World Wetlands Day. 2. Share case studies of  ...

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    Global Webinar: Wetlands and Disaster Risk Reduction

    January 9th, 2023

    About The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Ramsar Regional Center - East Asia (RRC-EA) and Wetlands International (WI) have  ... Read More

    The new landscape of systemic risk and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

    December 13th, 2022

    Together with the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA), the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is convening an  ... Read More

    Deepening synergies between the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and risk-informed sustainable and regenerative development

    December 13th, 2022

    Since the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was adopted in 2015, our understanding of systemic risk has changed. As socio-ecological and technological systems become ever more  ... Read More

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