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Nature-based Solutions

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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,2022

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,2022

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,2022

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

Nedumangad block Panchayath Killiyar mission

23 Jul,2022

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

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#Nature4Health

05 Jun,2022

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

UNEP Advocacy on Eco-DRR

10 Dec,2022

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Haiti Eco DRR project: Sustainable and resilient fishing

10 Dec,2022

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

12 Oct,2022

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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  • Implementing Nature-based Solutions to Reduce Systemic Risk

    May 13th, 2022

    Over the last twenty years, 7,348 major disaster events were recorded, claiming about 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy approximately US$2.97 trillion. At the heart of these systemic risks as well as non-systemic disaster risks is our disconnected relationship with nature as well as the strong socio-economic inequalities between and within countries. This session is designed to: (i) Showcase how and why Nature-based Solutions (NbS) need to be an  ...

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    Nature-based Solutions to accelerate Sendai and beyond

    May 13th, 2022

    This side event follows the session on Nature-based Solutions on the morning of the 26th of May. It will look cross-thematically at the Global Platform’s themes and address how Nature-based  ... Read More

    Ignite Stage: Connecting Communities – Voices from the frontline of risk

    May 13th, 2022

    Voices from the frontline of risk Agenda 1 Voicesfromthefield:workingwithnature for resilience 2 Empoweringcommunitiesforimproved resilience towards epidemics 3  ... Read More

    Seminars on nature conservation in German development cooperation – Biodiversity-friendly business: How does it work?

    March 29th, 2022

    The series of seminars on nature conservation in development cooperation has been held at the International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm since 1999. It is jointly organized by the  ... Read More

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