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Words into Action: Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction

Some of the most important risks faced by humankind today are environment-related. In large part, the rising risks are the result of environmental degradation occurring worldwide due to increased human activity. However, these risks can be reduced through working with nature rather than against it; a concept known as nature-based solutions. 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 Sendai Framework recognizes that environmental degradation can cause hazards and that disasters also have an impact on the environment. It recognizes that environmental management is a key component that can reduce disaster risk and increase resilience 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)
Language: English
Pubished By: UNDRR
Pubished date: 2021

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