IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN CEM Nature Based Solutions Thematic Group

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The IUCN CEM Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group is working on developing and improving the knowledge base on Nature-based Solutions. It is helping to better integrate NbS in planning and decision ...
The IUCN CEM Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group is working on developing and improving the knowledge base on Nature-based Solutions. It is helping to better integrate NbS in planning and decision making, and developing practical tools to be implemented on the ground, to addressing global societal challenges. In addition, it works on developing practical tools to be implemented on the ground, promote good NbS practices and raise awareness, in particular while supporting the further development of the Global Standard for NbS, to addressing global societal challenges.

Group leadership

Dr Emmanuelle COHEN-SHACHAM

Lead

Emmanuelle is an international consultant, researcher, project and group lead, working in the fields of nature conservation, environmental sciences and policy. She has over 20 years of experience ...

Emmanuelle is an international consultant, researcher, project and group lead, working in the fields of nature conservation, environmental sciences and policy. She has over 20 years of experience working with academic, non-governmental and governmental organisations, at regional, national, and international levels.
Emmanuelle has an M.Sc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands and her PhD, at the Tel-Aviv University, Israel, focused on the link between the provision on ecosystem services and ecosystem management in Mediterranean Wetlands. She is multilingual.

Prof Edna CABECINHA

Co-Lead

Edna Cabecinha Completed the Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences in 2008 at the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), MSc in Environmental Technology in 2002 at the University of Minho ...

Edna Cabecinha Completed the Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences in 2008 at the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), MSc in Environmental Technology in 2002 at the University of Minho (School of Engineering), and BSc in Biophysical Engineering in 1998 at the University of Évora. She is an Assistant Professor in UTAD, and an integrated member of the Agro-Environmental and Biological Research and Technology Centre (CITAB). Member of the Doctoral College of UTAD, Member of the Executive Committee of the Doctoral Program in Marine Science, Technology and Management (Do*Mar). Course Director of the Do*Mar Doctoral Program, Course Director of the MSc in Environmental Engineering and BCs in Environmental Sciences at UTAD. Member of the Pedagogical Council of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences in UTAD; Member of the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program in Marine Science, Technology and Management (Do*Mar). Member of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), ESP Working Group on Modelling ES and Member of the International Council for Exploration of the Sea, ICES Working Group on Resilience and Marine Ecosystem Services (ICES WG RMES). Published 23 articles in journals. Has 6 book chapters and 6 books. Has 1 patent. Supervised 1 Ph.D. thesis and is supervising 6 (ongoing). Supervised 8 MSc dissertations e co-supervised 1. Has received 2 awards and/or honors. Participated as Principal investigator in 3 project(s), Researcher in 15 projects, and Scientific Initiation Fellow in 1 project. Works in the area of Natural sciences with emphasis on Earth and Environmental Sciences – Landscape Management; Climate change; Ecological Modelling; Ecosystems restoration; Ecosystem services; Nature-based Solutions. Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7308-5840

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Official name:
IUCN CEM Nature Based Solutions Thematic Group
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