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Nature-based Solutions Evidence Platform


The overall aim of the platform is to consolidate and facilitate access to the large dispersed evidence-base on the effectiveness of NbS for addressing climatic impacts on people and economic sectors, and thereby support global efforts to design and implement robust targets for nature in climate change and development policy. The Nature-based Solutions Evidence Platform is an interactive map linking nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature.

This platform allows users to:

  1. Explore evidence on how effective different nature-based interventions are for addressing climate change impacts
  2. Compare social, economic, and environmental effects of different nature-based interventions
  3. Filter by region, country, habitat, intervention type, or type of outcome
  4. Generate maps, graphs and download data
  5. Directly link from science to national climate policy

The tool is split into empirical evidence (empirical studies for the effectiveness of NbS) and modelling/scenario evidence (modelling studies for the effectiveness of NbS), with different search modalities (e.g. simple search, advanced search, map search).

The platform is managed by the Nature Based Solutions Initiative, an interdisciplinary programme of research, policy advice and education based at the University of Oxford.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Nov 24 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Nov 24 2020

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