Nature-based solutions

The details below have been made available by ENCA members following a request for infomation on nature based solutions to flooding.  This page provides information from ENCA members and details of IUCN work on the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) on disaster risk reduction.
 
Nature based solutions were discussed at the IUCN UK workhsop on 30 May.  The programme for the meeting, presentations and more information can be accessed on the IUCN website.
 
The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 
 
The European Parliament's Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development in partnership with the IUCN will be hosting a one-day conference:
NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS: INNOVATION POTENTIAL FOR SMART, SUSTAINABLE & INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN EUROPE 
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
in the European Parliament, Brussels
 
The objective of this conference is to raise awareness on the numerous environmental, economic and social benefits that can be realised by implementing nature-based solutions and by restoring the natural functions of ecosystems. Speakers will illustrate and discuss ways in which nature can provide solutions to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and inspire participants to look beyond the traditional answers to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, by turning to nature to provide solutions that will enhance both Europe’s socio-economic and environmental development.
 
For more information visit the EBCD website, to register or find out more email EBCD (ebcd.info@ebcd.org)