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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Source: UNEP / PEDRR, 2020

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

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

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,2020

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

The Green New Deal

22 Jun,2020

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Nedumangad block Panchayath Killiyar mission

23 Jul,2020

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05 Jun,2020

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UNEP Advocacy on Eco-DRR

10 Dec,2019

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Haiti Eco DRR project: Sustainable and resilient fishing

10 Dec,2019

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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, 2020 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and  {...}

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After the floods – ecosystem responses to the next floods

23 Jul,2020

Between June and August 2018, the worst recorded floods since 1924  ... Read More


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Collaboration must be at the heart of climate action

21 Apr,2020

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  • Massive Open Online Course on Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience

    October 8th, 2020

    On the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13th of October, 2020 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), with the support from the European Union, launches two new educational products to increase capacity on Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. How do we address the climate emergency and the increasing risk of disasters in a holistic way while improving  ...

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    Private sector Adaptation Finance and Nature Based Solutions

    August 5th, 2020

    In this session, jointly organized by The Nature Conservancy, Stockholm Environment Institute, and UNEP, experts from climate finance, private sector, and adaptation fields will share their views on  ... Read More

    9th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks

    August 5th, 2020

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    July 24th, 2020

    South Africa is a pioneer of climate action in Africa. In 2019 it became the first country on the continent to introduce a price on carbon. This webinar series will explore the future potential of  ... Read More

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