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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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02 Sep,2020

The Nile Delta in Egypt is one of the most vulnerable areas in the world to climate change and seal level rise (SLR), which could  ...

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

26 Jun,2020

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

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22 Jun,2020

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23 Jul,2020

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#Nature4Health

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UNEP Advocacy on Eco-DRR

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Haiti Eco DRR project: Sustainable and resilient fishing

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

12 Oct,2021

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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

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  • The Green pathway between COP26 and the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction: Nature-based Solutions in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

    November 26th, 2021

    Drawing upon the outcomes from the climate conference and disaster risk reduction regional platforms in November, this webinar aims to facilitate exchange and learning on NbS before the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. The webinar will introduce the Words into Action Guidelines on Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction produced by The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Partnership  ...

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    Take part in the Earthbeat and UNDRR video challenge

    November 25th, 2021

    Earthbeat has joined forces with UNDRR to launch a new global youth video challenge, addressing the theme of Risk to Resilience'. They want to amplify the voices of young people and share their  ... Read More

    Building coastal resilience in SIDS and LDCs through comprehensive risk management

    November 9th, 2021

    Nature-based solutions can help build resilience for coastal communities whilst also being utilised as critical component of comprehensive risk management. Here we identify the building blocks  ... Read More

    Technological innovations that connect EWEA and DRR

    November 4th, 2021

    This session will help present and launch new tools, data sets, financial innovation and best practices for tackling specific challenges related to the incorporation of early action mechanisms in  ... Read More

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