Nature-based disaster risk reduction

Mangroves plantation

Well-managed, healthy and diverse ecosystems and the biological resources they encompass are critical for a healthy, safe and prosperous world. They also enable communities – both in rural and urban settings – to be resilient to changes and stresses presented by hazards.

Many countries in Asia have been identified as among the worst affected by climate change. The region is also recognised as the most disaster-prone. IUCN’s ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction (DRR), food security and protecting livelihoods are of particular importance in the Asia region. We work by harnessing the synergies between science, practice and policy to ensure sustainable environmental management and nature-based solutions that support enhancing the resilience of communities in the face of risks and disasters.

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