Eco-solutions: How to build a case for their scaling up?

5 June 2020 is World Environment Day. This year, special focus is given on nature conservation with the theme ‘It’s time for nature’. By deliberately using ecosystem’s services and processes, we can address many of our existing problems, such as climate change and disaster risk. There is a growing pantheon of terminology for these ‘nature-based actions’ that for ease of understanding we are grouping as eco-solutions. In this blog, we outline a new approach to critically analyze eco-solutions, or any other ingenious solution for that matter, with a view to increasing their uptake and understand what need to change to take them to scale.

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Eco-solutions: How to build a case for their scaling up?

Fighting cyclones and coronavirus: how we evacuated millions during a pandemic

Bangladesh has battled the twin perils of a super-cyclone and Covid-19. We can offer lessons for others facing similar dangers

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Fighting cyclones and coronavirus: how we evacuated millions during a pandemic

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
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