News for: Nature-based solution

IUCN Global Standard for NbS

Friday, July 24, 2020

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.

Source: IUCN

Creating Green Cities – NATURVATION Podcast

Monday, July 20, 2020

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.

Major new project to use nature-based solutions to help Laos adapt to climate change

Monday, December 2, 2019
  • 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.
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