Nature-based Solutions Evidence Platform
Policymakers and practitioners are increasingly seeking robust evidence on the effectiveness of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for climate change mitigation and adaptation. As nations revise or prepare new climate change adaptation policies, including NDCs and National Adaptation Plans, it is particularly important that a more comprehensive understanding of the effectiveness of NbS for climate change adaptation is available. A rigorous scientific evidence base is crucial for policy and practice on NbS, including for target setting, planning, and governance, and to achieve coherence across policy goals. Although there has been a rapid growth in studies addressing these questions, the evidence remains scattered hindering the mainstreaming of NbS into policy and planning.
To consolidate the large dispersed evidence-base on the effectiveness of NbS for addressing climate change impacts and to make it available as an open-source, dynamic, and updatable user-friendly online platform.
- To allow decision-makers to rapidly identify articles that report effects of nature-based interventions on climate impacts across a range of ecosystem types and geographies
- To highlight synergies and/or trade-offs between climate impact reduction and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, and/or ecological and social outcomes
- To highlight knowledge gaps to steer future research
This is an interactive map linking nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature.
With this tool you can:
- Explore evidence on how effective different nature-based interventions are for addressing climate change impacts
- Compare social, economic, and ecological effects of different nature-based interventions
- Filter by region, country, ecosystem type, intervention type, or type of outcome
- Generate maps, graphs and download data
- Directly link from science to national climate policy
Policymakers, adaptation practitioners, decision-makers