AP NbS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This collection of carefully chosen case studies and lessons learned demonstrates the variety of types and scales of nature-based solutions that have been applied in the region as a response to climate change and exhibits the significant potential for further utilization and upscaling of NbS in cost-effective and sustainable ways. From urban greening projects and coastal protection initiatives to local wastewater treatment and community eco-engineering projects, all confirm the versatility of NbS options for a region as diverse as the Asia-Pacific. Findings also confirm that the nature of NbS allows for flexible and innovative implementation that can draw on international, national, or local-level mechanisms for implementation and financing. The inherent diversity and flexibility of NbS, along with its broad contribution to sustainable development objectives, makes it a crucial mechanism for building the region’s climate change resilience within the water resources domain while making an important contribution towards the achievement of numerous Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Publication date
Type of publication
Document
Objective
Adaptation
Mitigation
Approach
Community based
Disaster risk reduction
Ecosystems and biodiversity
Endogenous technologies
Cross-sectoral enabler
Communication and awareness
Governance and planning
CTCN Keyword Matches
Disaster risk reduction
Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Integrated Water Resources Management
Water storage
Natural wetlands and green infrastructure