Nature-based solutions as a pathway to increase community-resilience

By Ishita Jalan. We live in the age of crisis where countries are being constantly challenged with systemic problems and have very little time to act. COVID-19 global pandemic has shaken the world with its deadly and unpredictable nature. Further…

Experience at IUCN Headquarters to work on Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)

By Claire Pedrot, IUCN CEM Young Professional. In 2014, after a few years in Canada (I'm French), the opportunity to work at IUCN Headquarters for a 3-month maternity leave replacement occurred. I was fortunate enough to stay there longer, a…

Nature-based Solutions and social cohesion in Latin America

By Diego Portugal Del Pino, Co-Lead, IUCN CEM Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group. On my first post, I wrote about the definitions and challenges ahead of Nature-based Solutions (NbS). In this post, I would like to draw attention to the actions…

A quick review of Nature-based Solutions and its future expected outcomes

By Diego Portugal Del Pino, Co-Lead, IUCN CEM Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group. In the last decades, international organizations have proposed different innovative ways to tackle environmental issues with programs such as ‘’Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the…