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Nature-based solutions

We have 18 items tagged with ‘Nature-based solutions’.
  • COP26 logo

    IIED at COP26

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) binds over 190 Parties. Its nearly universal membership meets annually to take decisions on tackling climate change.

    6 October 2021 | Event | Biodiversity
  • Women bends over a field.

    Locally-led nature-based solutions can deliver global leaders’ pledge

    One year on from the launch of the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature – when political leaders committed to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 – Xiaoting Hou Jones, drawing on examples from the Least Developed Countries, sets out why locally-led nature-based solutions are indispensable for turning the pledge into action and delivering a green COVID-19 recovery

    28 September 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A woman holds a poster with instructions. Another one holds a loudpseaker and points at a poster.

    Building resilience and greening the COVID-19 recovery in least developed countries

    Least developed countries (LDCs) are currently dealing with multiple shocks from both climate and COVID-19-related impacts. IIED and country partners have been undertaking in-depth research to explore policy responses to build forward better from COVID-19 from the LDCs’ perspective

    15 September 2021 | Project | Climate change
  • A green mangrove forest on the edge of a lake, with the roots of the mangroves exposed

    Nature-based solutions: building blocks for green recovery and climate action in least developed countries

    As international climate and biodiversity talks continue and conservation experts gather this week at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Ebony Holland shares recent research outlining how nature-based solutions are being placed front and centre by least developed countries

    31 August 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • View of Kunming, China, of a lake and houses in the background

    Learning from Paris: what would ‘Kunming-compliant’ look like for development cooperation agencies?

    Reflecting on the implementation of the climate Paris Agreement, Dilys Roe discusses what the new global biodiversity framework could mean for development cooperation

    25 February 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A woman stands to the side of a barren area through which small shoots of a mangrove forest can be seen

    Community solutions for a nature-based, resilient future beyond COVID-19

    Globally, COVID-19 has claimed more than one million lives and disrupted even more. At the same time, locust swarms have ravaged farms in Africa, forest fires are devastating the west coast of the United States and floods have affected many people in Asia. It’s a stern reminder that we must work better with nature to avoid greater spread of disease and natural disasters

    7 October 2020 | Article | Biodiversity
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    CBA14 closing: UK minister urges countries to allocate more finance to nature-based solutions to help tackle climate change

    UK international environment minister Zac Goldsmith says there is no pathway to net zero emissions without a major effort to protect and restore nature

    25 September 2020 | News | Biodiversity
  • Men posing for a photo while constructing a weir with bamboo structures.

    CBA14: explore with us how nature-based solutions support local action for adaptation

    The ‘nature-based solutions’ track at next month’s 14th CBA event will explore how nature’s ‘services’ can support local communities to manage the impacts of climate change

    21 August 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • two women with a big basket of corn

    Working with nature to build back better from COVID-19: inspirations from farmers in China

    Yufen Chuang and Xiaoting Hou Jones reflect on why working with nature to adapt to climate change can offer valuable lessons on how to build back better from COVID-19

    23 June 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Two men pushing a boat filled with mangrove seedlings

    Finding solutions in nature for climate change

    On the International Day of Biological Diversity, IIED hosted a multi-stakeholder webinar on how to work with nature to mitigate and adapt to climate change and halt biodiversity loss. IIED senior researcher Xiaoting Hou Jones chaired the event, and here she shares some highlights from the discussions

    29 May 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Two women holding jars of quinoa

    Nature 4 Development: improving evidence and dialogue on biodiversity and development

    Biodiversity is being lost at alarming rates. But the so-called biodiversity crisis is also a development crisis. IIED and partners are assessing the evidence that investing in nature delivers development outcomes for poor people, and enhancing dialogue between conservation and development communities

    6 May 2020 | Project | Biodiversity
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    Nature-based solutions for climate change: from global ambition to local action

    The world is facing two unprecedented environmental crises: biodiversity loss and climate change. The causes of these challenges are interrelated, as are the solutions. On 22 May, 2020, the International Day of Biological Diversity, IIED hosted an online event to discuss how we can translate the global ambition around nature-based solutions for climate change into local action

    28 April 2020 | Event | Biodiversity
  • A baby orangutan clings to its mother as she hangs from a branch

    Making the market work for nature while helping to tackle poverty

    Marking World Wildlife Day today (3 March), IIED is proposing a new system that would help protect biodiversity and also reduce poverty, bringing conservation and development together

    3 March 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Farmers looking at plants

    Nature 4 Development – introducing IIED’s new 2020 initiative

    A new initiative from IIED is bringing environment and development organisations together to highlight the role that nature plays in supporting poor people’s livelihoods and contributing to sustainable development in poor countries

    29 January 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • People gathering branches

    Nature-based solutions to climate change: stories from Chile

    The last-minute decision to shift the location of the UN climate negotiations from Santiago to Madrid saw committed multilateralism at work; despite the logistical challenges, world leaders have pressed ahead with these crucial talks in Spain. While the climate spotlight has moved continents, Xiaoting Hou-Jones shares stories from Chile on how nature can support adaptation efforts

    12 December 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Many flags

    IIED and partner events at COP25

    This page summarises the activities of IIED, its researchers and partners during the UN climate change talks (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 13 December 2019

    29 November 2019 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Crops float on water

    Time to team up with nature to adapt to climate change

    As global leaders embrace natural climate solutions at the UN Climate Summit in New York, IIED’s research shows how to tap the potential of nature-based solutions in tackling the impacts of climate change

    26 September 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Protesters march and carry climate-related placards

    IIED and partner events at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit

    This page summarises the activities of IIED, its researchers and partners around the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York in September

    4 September 2019 | Article | Biodiversity
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