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ThinkNature Webinar 1

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on March 27, 2019 - 5:34pm

This report was prepared by Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham, Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Nadja Kabisch (1st ThinkNature Webinar speakers) and ThinkNature Webinars Team in order to provide an overview of the 1st ThinkNature Webinar “NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits” about the presented issues by speakers, polls' results and the discussion (attendees' questions and speakers' answers) in the end of the Webinar.

The Business Case for Investing in Soil Health

Submitted by Juraj Jurik on December 24, 2018 - 11:01am

Soil health also forms a key part of our action on climate change. Healthy soils can help us withstand the effects of climate change that we are locked into, whilst avoiding soil and land degradation and increasing soil carbon stores could help us deliver our commitments to reduce emissions and limit global warming to 2 ⁰C.

The purpose of this publication is to:

Building Urban Resilience with Nature - A Practitioner's Guide to Action

Submitted by Eleni Goni on November 30, 2018 - 3:53pm

Recognizing that the value and role of nature was missing from mainstream planning and decision-making processes, Earth Economics and Resilient Melbourne took up the challenge of creating a practitioner resource for all those who are determined to take concrete steps to bridging the gap between the need to value nature, and political and financial will in policy and capital investments.

Evidence Brief—How effective are Nature-based Solutions to climate change adaptation?

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Submitted by David Parastatidis on November 19, 2018 - 6:02pm

There is growing recognition that naturebased (or ‘green’) solutions - i.e. the restoration or rehabilitation and protection of natural habitats - when applied strategically and equitably can not only safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem services but also help people adapt to climate change [1,2]. The type of NbS targeted at helping people adapt to the impacts and hazards of climate change is widely referred to as “Ecosystem-based Adaptation” (EbA).

Ecosystem Based Adaptation: Knowledge Gaps in Making an Economic Case for Investing in Nature Based Solutions for Climate Change

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Submitted by David Parastatidis on November 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

Changes in global climate are increasingly having adverse impacts on human populations and natural systems. This has resulted in increased efforts to come up with options that can mitigate the impacts, as well as help to adapt to already occurring changes.

Ecosystem-based adaptation: Question-based guidance for assessing effectiveness

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Submitted by David Parastatidis on November 19, 2018 - 5:59pm

This booklet sets out guidance for assessing the effectiveness of an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation. It describes a process, based around asking a detailed set of questions, that can be used by project managers and researchers to shape project design, assess the progress of an ongoing project or draw conclusions about the effectiveness of a project that has ended.

Nature-Based Solutions

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Submitted by David Parastatidis on November 19, 2018 - 5:56pm

The idea of ‘nature-based solutions’ (NBS) is now being used to reframe policy debates on biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, and the sustainable use of natural resources, among other issues. While interesting and potentially useful for those debates, it is a concept that still needs to be clearly defined; its use is not confined to discussions about ecosystem services and natural capital.

Ecosystem-based adaptation: a win–win formula for sustainability in a warming world?

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Submitted by David Parastatidis on November 19, 2018 - 5:35pm

Many national and international environmental agreements acknowledge that the impoverishment of ecosystems is limiting the world’s capacity to adapt to climate change and that ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches should be harnessed as a priority. EbA has the potential to increase adaptive capacity and social and ecological resilience to climate change in both developed and developing countries.

Nature-based solutions: delivering national-level adaptation and global goals

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Submitted by David Parastatidis on November 19, 2018 - 5:30pm

Many of the world’s vital natural ecosystems, and the communities reliant on them, are vulnerable to climate change. But there is increasing recognition that ecosystems — if sustainably restored and protected — can also form a strong line of defence against the direct impacts of climate change and support human adaptation over the long term. As the evidence base grows, ecosystems are increasingly prominent in climate change policy, especially in developing nations. Yet intentions rarely translate into robust and informed measurable targets, undermining action.