Nature-based solutions resources

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The vital role of nature-based solutions in a nature positive economy

This report is a first step in addressing knowledge gaps in the potential economic benefits of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and the challenges facing NatureBased Enterprises (NBE). Based on extensive consultations, we profile some of the economic activities where NBE are engaged in the delivery of

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The NetworkNature Semester on Ecosystem Restoration – Final Output Report

This report is the output document of the expert input to the NetworkNature Semester Theme on Ecosystem Restoration. It provides an overview of the work carried out during the Ecosystem Restoration Semester, describes current work on ecosystem restoration based on experiences presented and

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New strategy for Renaturing Cities through Nature Based Solutions Good Practices Book

This kit will help you in using Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to make your city more liveable and resilient to climate change. It offers a set of best practices and recommendations that cover all the stages of NBS implementation: how to select the right NBS, how to set one up and how to monitor it

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Website: Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework EU Support

Explore the resources of Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework - EU Support website to keep up to date on the agenda and learn from a wealth of scientific resources about biodiversity.

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Brief: NetworkNature Semester - Nature-based Solutions and Standards

Nature-based solutions (NbS) have the potential to tackle many of the the wicked problems we are faced with, namely climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises while delivering on sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the many complementary goals on the European and international

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Climate mitigation potential of large-scale nature restoration in Europe

This report, produced by the IEEP and commissioned by the WWF, explores the climate mitigation potential of restoring the habitats protected under the EU Habitats Directive. As part of this, the feasibility of ranking these habitats based on the climate mitigation benefits of their restoration is

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GCCA NbS Reportage: IT’S TIME TO RESET OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE

What exactly are nature-based solutions (NbS)? Even the experts can’t always agree on a definition or even what to call them – NbS also include as ecosystem-based adaptation, natural climate solutions, nature-based infrastructure or assisted natural regeneration. But whatever you call it, there’s a

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Tree restoration potential in the European Union

Inspired by the report and the European Union’s new Green Deal, the European Commission Directorate General for Environment (DG ENV) requested the FAO Climate and Biodiversity Department to prepare a detailed report for the potential of land restoration in the European Union. The expected outputs

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The Bonn Challenge

The Bonn Challenge is a global goal to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. Launched by the Government of Germany and IUCN in 2011, the Challenge surpassed the 150-million-hectare milestone for pledges in 2017.

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The benefits and risks of rewilding

Rewilding aims to restore healthy ecosystems by creating wild, biodiverse spaces. It rebuilds ecosystems that have previously been modified by human disturbance, using the plant and animal life that would have been present had the disturbance never occurred. In doing so rewilding restores the

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Barriers to ecological restoration in Europe: expert perspectives

Ecological restoration is key to counteracting anthropogenic degradation of biodiversity and to reducing disaster risk. However, there is limited knowledge of barriers hindering the wider implementation of restoration practices, despite high-level political priority to halt the loss of biodiversity

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How to make complexity look simple? Conveying ecosystems restoration complexity for socio-economic research and public engagement

Ecosystems degradation represents one of the major global challenges at the present time, threating people’s livelihoods and well-being worldwide. Ecosystem restoration therefore seems no longer an option, but an imperative. Restoration challenges are such that a dialogue has begun on the need to

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Restoration Ecology: Interventionist Approaches for Restoring and Maintaining Ecosystem Function in the Face of Rapid Environmental Change

Restoration ecology provides the conceptual and practical frameworks to guide management interventions aimed at repairing environmental damage. Restoration activities range from local to regional and from volunteer efforts to large-scale multiagency activities. Interventions vary from a “do nothing

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Evaluating Ecological Restoration Success: A Review of the Literature

Assessing the success of ecological restoration projects is critical to justify the use of restoration in natural resource management and to improve best practice. Although there are extensive discussions surrounding the characteristics that define and measure successful restoration, monitoring or

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Restoration and repair of Earth's damaged ecosystems

Given that few ecosystems on the Earth have been unaffected by humans, restoring them holds great promise for stemming the biodiversity crisis and ensuring ecosystem services are provided to humanity. Nonetheless, few studies have documented the recovery of ecosystems globally or the rates at which

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The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Strategy

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to end poverty, conserve biodiversity, combat climate change and improve livelihoods for everyone, everywhere. These objectives, encapsulated in 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are unlikely to be met unless ecosystem degradation is stopped

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Nature-Based Solutions for Restoration of Ecosystems and Sustainable Urban Development

Cities are facing a broad range of social and environmental challenges due to the current pressure of global urbanization. Nature-based solutions aim to utilize green infrastructure to improve people’s health and wellbeing. The design of urban environments must embrace the individual ideals of

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Global Database on Sustainable Land Management: the primary recommended database by UNCCD

The Global Database on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) of WOCAT provides free access to the documentation of field-tested SLM data including SLM practices and maps from different places in the world and offers practitioners the opportunity to share their own SLM practice or map. SLM in the

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Ecological Restoration – a means of conserving biodiversity and sustaining livelihoods

Many of the world’s ecosystems have undergone significant degradation with negative impacts on biological diversity and peoples’ livelihoods. There is now a growing realisation that we will not be able to conserve the earth’s biological diversity through the protection of critical areas alone. This

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Biodiversity, natural capital and the economy - A policy guide for finance, economic and environment ministers

Nature underpins all economic activities and human well-being. It is the world’s most important asset. Yet humanity is destroying biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, posing significant but often overlooked risks to the economy, the financial sector and the well-being of current and future

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