The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Disaster Risk Reduction

Natural Hazards & Nature-based Solutions Platform

A new website has been launched to provide support and resources for those working around nature-based solutions and disaster risk reduction. The Natural Hazards – Nature-based Solutions platform is a hub for projects, investments, guidance and studies making use of nature to reduce the risks associated with natural hazards. Its objective is to host and facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experiences and lessons learned from a range of stakeholders, to provide guidance on the planning and implementation of nature-based solutions, and to champion these solutions in the arenas of policy-making and investment for disaster risk reduction.
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Seeking case studies and information sources that demonstrate the role of biodiversity in disaster risk reduction

Together with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Japanese Biodiversity Fund, IUCN is conducting assessments to document practical examples of how biodiversity contribute to disaster risk reduction (DRR). More details on the project can be found here.

Six Regional assessments are being carried out simultaneously in these regions:

1) Asia
2) South America
3) Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
4) Oceania
5) Eastern and Southern Africa
6) West and Central Africa

If you are working on initiatives or have information and case studies that demonstrate the role of biodiversity in disaster risk reduction, please get in touch with Fabiola Monty, providing a brief description of the case study. If relevant for the assessments, you will be provided with additional guidelines (expected content, number of words and deadlines) Relevant case studies will be included in one of the regional assessment reports that will be circulated as from beginning of May 2016 and will be considered for inclusion in a global synthesis planned for July 2016. Read More...
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