New report reveals the crucial importance of nature-based solutions for sustainable urban and global regeneration

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are important for the global restoration economy because they offer the potential to address, in an effective way, diverse challenges such as climate change, food and water insecurity, disaster impacts, and threats to human health and wellbeing, while restoring the environment to reverse biodiversity loss.

Some of the challenges addressed by NbS, including biodiversity loss and climate action, cannot be fully tackled without this contribution.

This does not mean that other actions, such as rapid decarbonization of our economies, are not also essential.

This new report from UNEP:

  • Outlines recent developments on NbS, with a focus on global, regional and national commitments, and key issues and concerns;
  • Builds on the new multilaterally agreed definition of NbS – agreed by the UN Environment Assembly in March 2022 – to set out key elements in the concept, provides examples of NbS, and discusses related approaches; and
  • Provides recommendations for actions by governments, civil society and the private sector to substantially scale up the use of NbS.

The report aims to inform NbS-related initiatives and discussions on NbS at global, regional, and national levels, with a focus on how NbS can be scaled up to more effectively address social, economic, and environmental challenges.

View full report.

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