Tuesday 10 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Penn Room I
Nature based solutions have been gaining increased relevance as ways to adapt to climate change and decrease the risk of natural hazards. Although sharing similar goals, Ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) and Ecosystem based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) have traditionally been developed separately. Nonetheless, there is an urgent need to increase collaboration between both communities. This session will present the most recent knowledge on EbA and Eco-DRR, combined with good practice case studies.
Following three presentations on the integration of nature based solutions, participants will be invited to discuss lessons learned and next steps for science, policy and practice.
|Organised by||Mário Pulquério, Tânia Salvaterra, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal|
Karin Allenbach, Mila Lomarda, University of Geneva, Switzerland
|Partners||United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Germany|
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy
Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Faculty of Forest and Environment, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany
Writtle College, United Kingdom
|Chair||Horst Korn, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany|
|Rapporteur||Tania Salvaterra, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal|
Integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction through ecosystems: opportunities, co-benefits and unintended side effects
Can nature help reduce the impacts of climate change?
National case studies integrating ecosystem based measures