Challenges remain as consensus grows on nature-based solutions


Experts point to growing awareness of the potential of nature-based solutions to climate change, but practitioners may not be accounting for the impact of climate change upon nature itself. There is also difficulty in communicating research outcomes, understanding the difference between monocultures and diverse ecosystems and managing solutions' cross-sectoral nature.

PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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  • Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction Working with nature and green infrastructure can improve the management of water resources and contribute to reducing risks associated with water-related disasters and climate change while restoring and protecting ecosystems.
  • Disaster-risk management in Laos

    The Asia Foundation

    Considering Laos's exposure to various climate hazards, its government is actively promoting public awareness of DRR. A new project, Prepared and Resilient Communities in Lao PDR, increases flood resilience by providing DRR training to provincial committees, building a safe community center, and offering training to support disaster-resilient livelihoods.

  • Decoding data to predict landslides

    Univ of Melbourne

    Researchers have developed a software tool that uses applied mathematics and big data analytics to predict the boundary of where a landslide will occur, two weeks in advance. The tool identifies the properties that characterise small-scale failures, which can shed light on how failure evolves in time, no matter the size of the area that is being observed.

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