Transforming how we use land is an essential part of our response to Climate emergency. Great progress could be made rapidly in agriculture, forestry and other land uses by using existing technologies. But we will need to go further to support a transition in the rural economy at the rate and scale required.
News for: Nature-based solution
Embedding the value of nature at individual, government, business, and investor level is vital. We know that we cannot solve the climate emergency without nature as our ally: climate change, nature loss and social inequalities need to be tackled together to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Businesses have been called upon to trial and pilot 'nature-based solutions' (NBS) in helping them reduce environmental impacts while helping the surrounding areas improve resiliency against a range of climate risks.
That is the call to action from a new report from the Ignition project, a collaborative group of organisations aimed at developing NBS in the Greater Manchester area.
On Thursday 23 July, IUCN launched the first-ever Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions.
In two high-level virtual events, stakeholders around the world joined leaders and champions of NbS from the private and public sector, to find out more about what is being done worldwide and what can be done with the Standard, to mainstream Nature-based Solutions and redefine our relationship with nature.
Creating Green Cities is a podcast on urban-nature based solutions, explained through stories of inspiring innovators from across Europe who have used their passion and creativity to make cities greener. We talk to guests from Barcelona, Budapest, Malmö and Utrecht to find out why green roofs are so cool, what happens when you start talking to hundreds of people about trees, and why it is more difficult to run a community garden than to start one.
- 10 per cent of Laos’ population will benefit from a new project using nature-based solutions to reduce urban flooding.
- The project is part of a much larger ‘paradigm shift’ in climate adaptation, from hard ‘grey’ infrastructure to integrated solutions that includes ‘green’ infrastructure.
- It is the largest ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) project in Laos, and the first-ever urban EbA project to be approved by the Green Climate Fund.