Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Deploying nature-based solutions

Plitvice Lakes, National Park, Croatia

We know that well-managed, healthy and diverse ecosystems and the biological resources they encompass are critical for a healthy, safe and prosperous society. Demonstrating the benefits of nature and showcasing the return on investment they can offer is necessary to increase awareness, but we also need to provide support and guidance on how to implement nature-based solutions and turn it into practice. At a global level, IUCN pioneered nature-based solutions at the UN climate negotiations, by presenting forests as a partial solution to climate change mitigation. We continue to promote nature-based solutions as a way to mitigate and adapt to climate change, secure water, food and energy supplies, reduce disaster risks and poverty and drive economic growth. 

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