Environment & Ecosystems

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This paper presents a soil erosion assessment following the 2017's wildfires at the European scale, including an analysis of vegetation recovery and soil erosion mitigation potential.
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This report — presenting lessons from Year 4 of Phase II of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance — consists of a tip sheet and supporting case studies for conducting successful advocacy.
A study by the University of Melbourne found that attempts to limit human involvement in nature and increase conservation led to widespread bushfires.
North Devon cliffs
A new study shows that rock coasts, traditionally thought of as stable compared to sandy coasts and soft cliffs, are likely to retreat at a rate not seen for 3,000-5,000 years.
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This compendium showcases Nature-based Solutions implemented in urban areas in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
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This brief explains how the People’s Republic of China is developing so-called sponge cities that use nature-based solutions to help reduce disaster risks posed by urbanization and climate change.
Cover_Climate and development brief: Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and adaptation
This brief look at key areas of climate action related to nature-based solutions. It analyzes the challenge, what is needed, how the World Bank Group is contributing to solutions and what success looks like.
African farmer feeding his cows.
The link between climate change and the spread of crop pests has been established by research and evidence.
Cover_Pub_Deciphering human influence on annual maximum flood extent at the global level
This study explores the long spatio-temporal evolution of global annual maximum flood extent (AMFE) and impervious area, as proxy of urbanization, using high-resolution observational global data over the last 30 years.