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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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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Success Story: Community Based Peatlands Restoration and Protecting the Ancestor Legacy

12 Oct,2021

Facilitating community collective action to save peatlands of the island of Sumatra The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate  ...

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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  ... Read More

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

Nedumangad block Panchayath Killiyar mission

23 Jul,2020

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

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05 Jun,2020

 On Earth Day, 22nd April 2020, the Partnership for Environment  ... 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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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 event is cohosted by the United Nations Office for the  {...}

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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

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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  • Launch: Your New Podcast about Nature-based Solutions

    October 11th, 2021

    On October 13th, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR), UNEP’s Disasters and Conflicts Branch will launch the first episode of its newly released Podcast Series Talks 4 Action – a podcast about how we can work together with nature to build resilience against disasters and climate change. Talks 4 Action will bring you on a journey to highlight how Nature is playing an important role from the climate talks at COP26 in Glasgow to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk  ...

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    The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Cross-Regional Symposium

    September 27th, 2021

    On the 15th and 16th of September 2021, The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR)  organised its first cross-regional symposium. Spread over two days, the free virtual  ... Read More

    Implementing Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience for Business

    May 31st, 2021

    Want to know more about Nature-based Solutions (NbS) from a business perspective? Curious about how NbS can be integrated into your business model? Join our collaborative workshop series where  ... Read More

    جلسة قهوة افتراضية مع صناع التغيير

    May 20th, 2021

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