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Recent studies show that only grey infrastructure cannot guarantee resilience to unpredictable events like natural disasters. When the infrastructure is nature based or infused with natural elements, it not only fulfils its primary function, like protecting a community from floods (dyke) and droughts (water infrastructure), but can also provide secondary services like provision of food and water or livelihood opportunities. In this newsletter, we are focusing on nature based solutions. Enjoy the latest updates and don’t forget to share and spread the word!
Man casting fishing net
Global Platform on DRR
Now, nature or ecosystem based solutions are the best solutions to fight climate change and build resilience. Being one of the pioneers in this area, we will share our expertise and our approaches at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Future proofing cities
Faced with the complex challenges of urban water, it has become clear that there is a lack of an inclusive and holistic approach. Innovation is needed to realise wise investment, after all, “it takes millions to invest billions wisely”.
PfR training
Ecosystem resilience
The colleagues from Partners for Resilience learned about the Mutual gains Approach (MGA), an approach to negotiation, which helps to ensure the fruitful and proactive involvement of all stakeholders to build ecosystem based resilience.
Fisherman in Corredor Azul area
Toward sustainable fisheries
In Argentina, artisanal fisheries is the main source of livelihood which is under pressure due to merchandised fisheries. Our Corredor Azul programme is working with artisanal fishermen to find a sustainable solution.
BGI in Peru
Blue-green infrastructure
With a changing climate, we need to think beyond traditional or “grey” engineering. In Peru, “Blue-Green Infrastructure” (BGI) components include wetlands and ancestral techniques along with blue-green building elements like green roofs.
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