Nature-based Solutions for the local communities
This short course on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is designed to help local officers in vulnerable countries to learn how to integrate NbS into policy/financing processes addressing various challenges, including climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. The course contains three lessons: Lesson 1 broadly introduces the concept of NbS as an umbrella term, addressing seven societal issues. Lesson 2 describes how NbS can be applied and used in local government processes, including planning and financing. Lesson 3 shows some practical examples of NbS that can inspire and promote practices that are in alignment with the local context. Please click on the Playlist in the top right corner of each lesson video to begin the section you wish to view.
Lesson 1 broadly introduces the concept of NbS as an umbrella term, and describes how they address seven societal issues. This section also explains the four types of solutions that can contribute to saving lives, improving livelihood, socioeconomic development, and enhancing use of traditional knowledge.
Incorporating NbS into local policy and financing processes
Lesson 2 describes how NbS can be integrated into local government policy cycles, including planning and financing, implementation and evaluation. You can learn not only formal steps to integrate nature into policies, but also tips that could be useful through specific examples.
Practical Examples of NbS at the local scale
Lesson 3 illustrates some practical examples of NbS that can inspire and promote practices that are in alignment with local ecosystems and history. There are so many ways to come with solutions using nature. In some cases, the combination of nature and engineered solutions can be the best option. You can enhance your decision-making by virtually exploring various cases.