501. Food system transformation: How to reach a tipping point by Ruth Richardson, Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food: 4:45pm – 6:00pm

News 10.09.19

Posted by Reena Chadee

Event time: 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Location: Madison Hub North, Convene, 101 Park Avenue
Event organizer: Nature-Based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford

There is growing awareness that NbS can help to protect us from climate change impacts whilst slowing further warming, supporting biodiversity and securing ecosystem services. However, the potential of NBS to provide the intended benefit has not been rigorously assessed. This workshop will start with a talk providing an overview of the evidence base for the effectiveness of NBS to dealing with the impacts of climate change, based on our systematic review. We will then introduce a series of online tools we offer to make scientific information on the effectiveness of NBS to climate change adaptation (including socio-economic and ecological dimensions) more accessible to decision makers, aiming to support the incorporation of NBS in climate change adaptation policy, and ultimately practice. The demonstration will be followed by a group discussion to elicit feedback and guide development of the Nature Based Solutions Initiative (NBSI) evidence tools. The NBSI toolkit includes an interactive evidence map linking NBS to adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review; a policy platform for exploring the state of NBS pledges in Nationally Determined Contributions; and a comprehensive bibliography portal on NBS.


  • Prof. Nathalie Seddon (Nature-Based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford)
  • Alexandre Chausson -Beth Turner -Dr. Cecile Girardin

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Partners/Sponsors: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UNEP-WCMC