Eco-solutions: How to measure their effectiveness?

Ecosystem-based solutions or eco-solutions help us to deal with societal challenges. Considering only the financial costs and benefits of these solutions is not enough to understand the effectiveness of these ingenious approaches. Before replicating and scaling up, we also need to ensure they meet social and environmental objectives and as a minimum does no harm.

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Eco-solutions: How to measure their effectiveness?

Planning for Climate Change during COVID-19 crisis: experiences from Nepal

With COVID-19 at the forefront of all of our minds it’s important we don’t forget about the threat of climate change. We must ensure good plans already in place are adhered to, and mitigation of, and adaptation to climate change is integrated into strategies for countries economic and social recovery. We need to build back better, and more resilient, after the pandemic. 

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Planning for Climate Change during COVID-19 crisis: experiences from Nepal

OPINION: Building resilience to extreme weather is crucial amid the coronavirus pandemic

It is vital that developing countries get the support needed to build resilience to climate change threats as well as the virus. 

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OPINION: Building resilience to extreme weather is crucial amid the coronavirus pandemic

Strengthening resilience of flood vulnerable communities in Indonesia during the COVID-19 crisis

Mercy Corps Indonesia is supporting the Indonesian government to enhance resilience to both COVID-19 and recurrent flooding in slum communities in Jakarta. Our experience highlights the importance of programming and messaging that considers concurrent vulnerabilities to multiple threats.

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Strengthening resilience of flood vulnerable communities in Indonesia during the COVID-19 crisis

Eco-solutions: Can nature solve our problems?

22 MAY 2020 is International Day for Biological Diversity, a day to celebrate the role that biodiversity and healthy ecosystems play in hazard mitigation and particularly flood resilience. Biodiversity based solutions or eco-solutions can help us to deal with challenges, like climate change, disaster risks, and poverty. However considering only the financial costs and benefits of the eco-solution is not enough, we also need to ensure it meets social and environmental objectives and as an absolute minimum does no harm.

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Eco-solutions: Can nature solve our problems?
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