IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions: A user-friendly framework for the verification, design and scaling up of NbS

NbS are considered by a wide range of stakeholders as an essential mechanism for achieving sustainable development. The IUCN Global Standard on Nature-based Solutions aims to ensure the application of this approach is credible, and its uptake tracked and measured for adaptive management so that its contributions can inspire others. Furthering this work will require scientific rigour, academic research, good governance and most of all, a willingness on the part of the various parties to help mainstream the Standard, and by doing so, help it to evolve as a key conservation and development tool, together.