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

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

This guide aims to give practical, how-to-do information on setting up and implementing nature-based solutions (NbS), especially for disaster risk reduction (DRR), but also for climate change adaptation (CCA). It is designed to help implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The guide is organized into three main chapters:

  • Introduction to what nature-based solutions are, why they are important, and what the current state of play is in the world.
  • More detail on how to implement NbS in the context of the Sendai Framework. Many tools and resources are given non-exhaustively.
  • Mainstreaming and upscaling NbS to deal with disasters and climate risks. It covers policy coherence and how to engage communities, including women and youth, and the private sector.

This guide will help stakeholders of all kinds (policymakers, civil society organizations, the private sector, etc.) deliver on the environmental components of the Sendai Framework and upscale implementation of NbS to increase the resilience of populations. Ensuring a gender- and rights-based approach is also an important component in this equation.

Author: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Publisher: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): climate change adaptation, climate risks, disaster risk reduction, nature-based solutions (NbS), Sendai Framework

Ecosystem(s): Wetlands and Peatlands, Forests, Agricultural Land, Oceans and Coasts, Mountains, Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Global