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Words into Action: Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction

Cheap, effective and scalable, Nature-based Solutions (NbS) can help governments address the growing challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, increased frequency of extreme weather and natural hazards as well as other human-made environmental disasters. Defined as actions that protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems, NbS address many societal challenges while providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.

The Words into Action: Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction guide offers practical, expert-informed guidance on setting up and implementing NbS, especially for disaster risk reduction (DRR), but also for climate change adaptation. Designed to help implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, this Words into Action guide will assist countries in advancing their national disaster risk reduction and climate strategies with ample evidence and practical examples of Nature-based Solutions that are already benefiting billions of people.

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KEY PUBLICATIONS

Words into Action Guidelines: Nature-based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction

Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction: Implementing Nature-based Solutions for Resilience

Integrating indigenous knowledge and State-of-Art Earth Observation solutions for the Sendai Framework implementation

G20 Working Paper: Increasing the Application of Ecosystem-based Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction

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