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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.

Nature’s role in resilience highlighted at High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework

26 May,2024

PEDRR in collaboration with UNEP and UNDRR on 19 May organised a Risk Reduction Hub side event “Working with Nature for  ...

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Seminars on Nature Conservation in German Development Cooperation

Background Seminars on nature conservation in German development  ... Read More

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

02 Sep,2024

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,2024

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

Nedumangad block Panchayath Killiyar mission

23 Jul,2024

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

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05 Jun,2024

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

UNEP Advocacy on Eco-DRR

10 Dec,2024

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Haiti Eco DRR project: Sustainable and resilient fishing

10 Dec,2024

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

12 Oct,2024

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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  • 5th Science-Policy Workshop: celebrating the PEDRR Network’s 15th anniversary and beyond

    September 25th, 2023

    Background and Context The 5th Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) Network science-policy workshop took place on 13-15 September, 2023, at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. The event, whose theme was "Nature as a connector between disaster risk reduction, climate, land, and biodiversity", could not have come at a more critical time. As of today, much hope and political capital have been raised on ecosystem-based approaches to reduce disaster and climate  ...

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    The nuts and bolts of incorporating Disaster Risk Reduction in your wetlands management plans

    August 17th, 2023

    Background and Context: Ecosystems can reduce disaster risk and help people adapt to the impacts of climate change. Protected areas can play a vital role as buffers to hazards and climate change,  ... Read More

    Let’s Talk Land Episode 3 Webinar: The Role of Land Restoration in Disaster Resilience

    June 23rd, 2023

    Background and Context: Disasters are escalating in severity, number, and frequency. Annual disasters rose from 65 in 1973 to 398 in 2020, projected to reach 540 by 2030, according to UNDRR. Their  ... Read More

    G20 Side Event: Increasing application of Ecosystem-based Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction

    June 1st, 2023

    Background and Context: Over the last 20 years, the number of disasters has doubled, driven by climate change and increasing environmental degradation. Between 2000 and 2019, at least 1.4  ... Read More

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