Nature offers a range of solutions that could effectively address climate change and reduce the impacts of extreme weather events. It provides crucial ecosystem services, and its inclusion in national plans and strategies could lead to widespread sustainable and cost-effective climate action and disaster risk reduction measures. As climate crisis intensifies and extreme weather events continue to increase in frequency and severity, we need to ensure there is strong adaptation and resilience capacities particularly in vulnerable communities.
At the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September last year, nature-based solutions (NBS) were prominently featured as one of the key work streams. This signals a wide recognition that ecosystem conservation and restoration is a major contributor in the global climate crisis response. The challenge is how do we mainstream NBS into climate and disaster risk reduction policies at the national level and practices at the local level?
To address this challenge, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are jointly organizing an interactive webinar that will feature discussions and examples of how nature-based solutions can help reduce climate disasters and how they can be mainstreamed into policies and practices from the national to the local level. The outcome of the event will be concrete strategies that can be implemented to protect and sustainably use nature to reduce impacts of climate change. We invite policy makers, private sector, CSO, and others interested in making the connection between NBS, climate change and disaster risk reduction to interact with a panel of experts and with each to scaling the use of NBS and support vulnerable people around the world.
This event is part of the Climate Impacts and Adaptation program.