• The Blue Guide to Coastal Resilience

    Author: The Nature Conservancy

    Published: 02 Feb,2021

    Tags: Case Studies , Coastal , EbA , Guidance

    The Blue Guide to Coastal Resilience provides DRR planners with step-by-step guidance for integrating various nature-based solutions (NbS) into DRR planning in coastal areas to support climate vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change. Through analytical tools and processes, the guide helps DRR planners assess climate risks, conditions for NbS to work, as well as the costs of using them. Its approach is highly participatory, requiring planners to work closely with local stakeholders, including communities and government decision makers, to ensure support and sustainability of NbS. The guide includes inspiring case studies that demonstrate how NbS have not only reduced impacts of climate disasters, but simultaneously increased food security, strengthened the social fabric of a community and delivered economic benefits. The Blue Guide is for DRR planners ready to shift from short to long term planning and support livelihoods in the context of climate change. An interactive version of the guide will be available on www.natureprotects.org.

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  • Ecosystems opportunities to reduce hazard exposure – Opportunity Mapping

    Author: UNEP

    Published: 09 Apr,2020

    Tags: Science

    This is a 2-pager that explains the first global maps to identify suitable ecosystem areas for reducing disaster risks. The maps are being developed by UNEP with the support of the European Union as part of the ‘Up-scaling community resilience through ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction’ project.

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  • PEDRR 2-pager

    Author: PEDRR

    Published: 08 Apr,2020

    This 2-pager gives an overview of Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and our activities.

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  • Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) 2-pager

    Author: PEDRR/ UNEP

    Published: 08 Apr,2020

    This 2-pager provides an overview of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) and the benefits of implementing ecosystem-based solutions.

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  • Up-scaling community resilience through ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction

    Author: UNEP and PfR

    Published: 08 Apr,2020

    This 2-pager provides an overview of  the  ‘Up-scaling community resilience through ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction’ project. The project in being implemented by UNEP and Partners for Resilience (PfR) with the support of the European Union.

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  • Paving the way towards gender responsiveness: An analysis of gender inclusion in ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR)

    Author: Nicole-Karolina Rokicki

    Published: 20 Jan,2020

    Gender issues are a sensitive topic in all cultures; however, gender is a highly significant factor to take into account to assess people’s vulnerability against disasters. Gender differences are pivotal in understanding unequal access to natural resources and the impacts of empowerment towards sustainable outcomes. This thesis elucidates the nexus of gender, ecosystem management and disaster risk reduction, providing recommendations for gender-responsive actions to support the implementation of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) interventions. This study examines the current state of existing literature addressing the proposed nexus with a systematic literature review. The review is complemented by interviews with experts from the EcoDRR field, evaluating the perception of gender issues in practice and discussed through a comparison of pilot projects by UNEP in Afghanistan and Haiti. Results from the first two methods revealed six main components that are defined to conduct gender responsive actions in Eco-DRR. They determine people’s engagement for disaster risk strategies and serve as guiding tools for the application of activities to overcome gender biases. These components are exemplified with the suggested case studies to demonstrate the context-specific integration of gender considerations. Through the analysis of scientific research, expert interviews as well as case studies this thesis brings science, policy and implementation perspectives together and provides a holistic understanding of the linkages in the nexus of gender, ecosystems and disaster risk reduction.

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  • Investing in Nature: Financing Conservation and Nature-Based Solutions. A practical guide for Europe.

    Author: European Investment Bank.

    Published: 09 Dec,2019

    Tags: Finance

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  • Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate – Source Book

    Author: UNEP

    Published: 01 Oct,2019

    This book explains the importance of ecosystems and their management for DRR and CCA and provides guidance to plan and implement ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (Eco-DRR/EbA).

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  • Guide on how to insure a natural asset

    Author: The Nature Conservancy

    Published: 01 Jan,2019

    Tags: Finance , Reports

    “Nature sustains livelihoods and economies, reduces risk to people and infrastructure and help us to adapt to climate
    change (Renaud et al., 2013; Ferrario et al., 2014; Spalding et al., 2014a, b). Nature and the ecosystem services provided
    constitute an asset for people and the economy. However, nature is also at risk and can suffer severe damages from
    hurricanes, fires, droughts, oil spills and other natural and anthropogenic events. Sometimes damages can be reversed
    and repaired, bringing back the ecosystem services that nature provides, but immediate funds and response are required.
    Transferring the risk of restoring the damages to nature is a sound financial strategy for the beneficiaries and entities
    responsible for the natural asset.
    This guide describes the phases and steps to design an insurance for natural assets at risk”

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  • The Urban Forest. Cultivating Green Infrastructure for People and the Environment.

    Author: Pearlmutter, D., Calfapietra, C., Samson, R., O'Brien, L., Krajter Ostoić, S., Sanesi, G., Alonso del Amo, R. (eds.)

    Published: 09 Dec,2017

    Tags: Urban

    This publication provides the first comprehensive catalog of tree species that is cross-correlated with the ecosystem services they provide in different regions of Europe.

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  • Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas. Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice.

    Author: Kabisch N., Horst K., Stadler J., Bonn A. (edis)

    Published: 07 Dec,2017

    Tags: Policy , Science , Urban

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  • Wetlands for disaster risk reduction: Effective choices for resilient communities. Ramsar Policy Brief No. 1. Gland, Switzerland: Ramsar Convention Secretariat.

    Author: Kumar, R., Tol, S., McInnes, R. J., Everard, M. and Kulindwa, A.A.

    Published: 10 Jul,2017

    Tags: Policy , Wetlands

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  • Helping nature help us: Transforming disaster risk reduction through ecosystem management. Gland, Switzerland.

    Author: Monty, F., Murti, R. and Furuta, N., IUCN

    Published: 10 Dec,2016

    Tags: Policy , Science

    The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) makes the case for implementing integrated approaches that benefit both biodiversity, conservation and Disaster Risk Reduction. The publication builds on regional experiences, highlighting opportunities and entry points to scale-up integrated approaches for Eco-DRR.

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  • Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation in Practice. Advances in natural and technological hazards research

    Author: Renaud, F. G., Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Estrella, M., & Nehren, U.

    Published: 16 Nov,2016

    Tags: Policy , Science

    This publication by PEDRR compiles recent developments globally in the field of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

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  • Options for Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Coastal Environments. A Guide for environmental managers and planners.

    Author: UNEP (2016a)

    Published: 10 Sep,2016

    Tags: Coastal , EbA

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  • Coastal Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction through a ridge-to-reef approach in Port-Salut, Haiti.

    Author: UNEP (2016b).

    Published: 10 Aug,2016

    Tags: Case Studies , Coastal

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  • Mountain Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) for Sustainable and Resilient Development Planning in the Koh-E Baba Mountains, Afghanistan

    Author: UNEP (2016c).

    Published: 08 Aug,2016

    Tags: Case Studies , Coastal

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  • Wadi Partners: Food Security and Disaster Resilience Through Drylands Management in North Darfur, Sudan.

    Author: UNEP (2016e).

    Published: 03 Aug,2016

    Tags: Case Studies , Drylands

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  • Advancing implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) through Ecosystem Solutions

    Author: PEDRR

    Published: 20 May,2016

    Tags: Policy

    This policy brief reflects PEDRR’s analysis of the SFDRR from an Eco-DRR/CCA perspective but recognizes the important linkages across the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This brief examines the role of ecosystems and environment in the SFDRR and highlights opportunities for implementing integrated ecosystem management and risk reduction strategies in countries and communities. It outlines a Road map for advancing implementation of the SFDRR through Eco-DRR/CCA and reflects on the scope for promoting Eco-DRR/CCA as an integrated strategy that delivers across the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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  • River Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, DRC

    Author: UNEP (2016d).

    Published: 05 Aug,2015

    Tags: Case Studies , IWRM

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  • The role of ecosystems in disaster risk reduction

    Author: Renaud, F.G., Sudmeier-Rieux, K. and Estrella, M., (eds)

    Published: 10 Nov,2013

    Tags: Policy , Science

    Edited by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), IUCN’s Commission on Ecosystem Management and the United Nations Environment Programme, The Role of Ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction is one of the first books to compile latest knowledge and evidence on the links between healthy ecosystems and resilience to disasters. Contributions by 58 professionals from science and practice communities around the world are structured around 17 chapters describing state-of-the-art knowledge and perspectives in the fields of ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

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  • Managing watersheds for urban resilience. Policy Brief.

    Author: Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR)

    Published: 10 Dec,2011

    Tags: Policy , Urban

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