Nature offers many solutions to reduce the impacts of disasters and climate change, such as forests help stabilize slopes, sand dunes help protect coastlines, and wetlands help to buffer excess rainwater. These so-called ‘Nature- based solutions’ (NbS) are an important piece in the puzzle to building the resilience of households and communities to an ever-increasing number of disaster events around the world.
For years, experience and evidence on NbS from around the world has been growing. But many people – from policy makers, through to engineers and businesses – don’t yet know how NbS can help them solve the challenges they’re facing from events like floods, heatwaves, or droughts. These events affect the lives of millions of people every year.
Who is the course aimed at?
Nature-based solutions are relevant to everyone, and we all benefit from seeing them applied. With this in mind, the course is designed to be accessible to everyone, no matter your background.
Nathalie Doswald, Eco-DRR expert, United Nations Environment Programme
Mikhail Fernandes, Communications and Eco-DRR Knowledge Network Consultant, United Nations Environment Programme
Xinyue Gu, Communications Officer, United Nations Environment Programme
The course is open to everyone who would like to deepen their knowledge of the application of NbS and are targeted at specific groups, namely:
By the end of this course, you should be able to: