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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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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After the floods – ecosystem responses to the next floods

23 Jul,2020

Between June and August 2018, the worst recorded floods since 1924 devastated Kerala, India due to unusually high rainfall.  The  {...}

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Collaboration must be at the heart of climate action

21 Apr,2020

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Women leading wetlands conservation in Uganda

06 Mar,2020

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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 how to increase funding for nature-based solutions to build resilience in coastal areas. They will offer: 1. Evidence that nature-based solutions in coastal areas help people adapt to climate change 2. Financial instruments that can support nature-based solutions 3. Strategies on how the private  ...

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    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

    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  ... Read More

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