Protecting People From Disasters Through
Nature-based Solutions

As a global thematic platform of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), PEDRR seeks to promote and scale-up implementation of Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction, and ensure it is mainstreamed in development planning at global, national and local level, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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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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#Nature4Health

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Collaboration must be at the heart of climate action

21 Apr,2020

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PEDRR Webinar: Nature-Based Solutions for Enhanced Humanitarian Action: What are the next steps?

12 Apr,2020

This webinar builds on outcomes from the recent Humanitarian Networks  ... Read More

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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Haiti Eco DRR project: Fisheries Sector in Port Salut

10 Dec,2019

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Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary

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#Nature4Health

On Earth Day, 22nd April 2020, the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) launched a social media  {...}

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Collaboration must be at the heart of climate action

21 Apr,2020

This year, Earth Day marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the  ... Read More

Women leading wetlands conservation in Uganda

06 Mar,2020

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Promoting livelihoods through nature-based disaster risk reduction in India

18 Oct,2019

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  • Climate Adaptation Summit 2020

    June 11th, 2020

    To help trigger the systemic change required for a climate resilient world, the Netherlands will host the first ever global summit of world leaders entirely focused on climate change adaptation on January 25, 2021. The online Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS Online) will be a climate neutral online conference over the course of 24 hours with online Anchoring Events taking place in different capitals around the world. As the world aims to rebound and emerge better equipped from the  ...

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    The fifty-second session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 52) – Climate Change Conference

    June 11th, 2020

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    Adaptation Futures 2020

    June 11th, 2020

    Adaptation Futures is the flagship event of the World Adaptation Science Program (WASP), one of the four components of the World Climate Programme based on the World Meteorological Organisation  ... Read More

    The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

    June 11th, 2020

    For the first time, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The climate talks will be  ... Read More

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