Nature-based solutions

We rely on nature and the power of healthy ecosystems to protect people, optimise infrastructure and safeguard a stable and biodiverse future.


Nature-based solutions for people and planet

Solutions for infrastructure

US$ 57 billion

Flooding damages averted by mangroves in China, India, Mexico, US and Viet Nam each year

Solutions for climate


Amount of climate mitigation nature-based solutions can contribute to meeting Paris climate goal

Solutions for smart investments

US$ 170 billion

Estimated global benefits in ecosystem services from nature-based solutions focused on climate

How we engage

Nature-based solutions are actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.

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    Building a community of practices on Nature-based Solutions in North Africa - PPI-OSCAN


    Civil society associations from North Africa in Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, are promoting "Nature-based Solutions" interventions to adapt their ecosystems, protect their local biodiversity while facing societal challenges.  Learn...

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    New bio-economy taking root in forests


    The current way many people use nature to produce products such as food, cosmetics or clothing is by almost any measure, untenable. What needs to happen to transform our global economy into one based on the sustainable use of biological resources? Roy Parizat...

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    Making sense of natural resources governance through community perceptions in Uganda


    Local attitudes and history count. Explore learning from a social survey tool called SenseMaker® to weigh community perceptions of protected areas and governance structures in support of natural resources management in Uganda.


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