Backgrounder: Nature-based Solutions

| May 15, 2023

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This edition’s story from Ghana presents a particular “Nature-based Solution.”
Nature-based Solutions (NbS) can be defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural and modified ecosystems in ways that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, to provide both human well-being and biodiversity benefits,” according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
NbS target major challenges such as climate change, disaster risk, food and water security, biodiversity loss, and human health.
The NbS backgrounder touches on a number of issues related to NbS, including the following:

  • NbS for climate change
  • NbS for disaster risk reduction
  • NbS for water security
  • NbS for human health
  • Ecosystem-based approaches within NbS
  • Criteria for Nature-based Solutions