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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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.

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

02 Sep,2022

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,2022

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,2022

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

The Green New Deal

22 Jun,2022

Image by Julie Bang © The Balance 2020 The Green New Deal  ... Read More

Nedumangad block Panchayath Killiyar mission

23 Jul,2022

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

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05 Jun,2022

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

UNEP Advocacy on Eco-DRR

10 Dec,2022

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Haiti Eco DRR project: Sustainable and resilient fishing

10 Dec,2022

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

12 Oct,2022

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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  • How to Ensure a Resilient Global Biodiversity Framework to Disaster and Climate Risks?

    December 15th, 2021

    In the first quarter of 2022, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet to negotiate the text of the new Global Biodiversity Framework. This meeting is important as it leads up to the 2nd half of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP15), scheduled to take place in Kunming, in April-May 2022. The first half of COP15 in October 2021, resulted in the Kunming Declaration and pledges for committing to Biodiversity Funds for implementation  ...

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    Call for Case Studies: Guidelines on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for RAMSAR Wetland Site Managers

    December 2nd, 2021

    In the last 20 years over 4 billion people have been affected worldwide by disasters. Water-related disasters such as flooding, drought and storm surges, account for 90% of disasters. Indeed, 2020  ... Read More

    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  ... Read More

    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

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