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The purpose of this webpage is to share inputs received following the global call for contributions to the Nature Based Solutions work stream for the Climate Action Summit.

The list below provides the NBS contributions received* aside from a small number that opted out of sharing. Please note that the submitting organization is named below, but in many cases additional partners have been involved in preparing the submission. The NBS Facilitation Team would be pleased to receive any correspondence about the proposals as well as any analyses of the potential effectiveness of activities described within them ([email protected]).

  1. Global Campaign for Nature (Costa Rica)
  2. International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
  3. Secure Indigenous Peoples and Community Land Rights as a Nature Based Solution to Climate Change (Rights and Resources Initiative)
  4. The Ministerial Katowice Declaration on “Forest for the Climate” (Poland)
  5. Carbon Forest (Poland)
  6. Re-activation on Biodiversity, Forestry, Ecosystem Services & Carbon Sequestration (EC, University of Liberia)
  7. Climate Policy Needs to Ensuring Sustainable, Equitable Food and Agriculture Systems and Protect and Restore Forests and Biodiversity (Brighter Green)
  8. EU H2020 Task Force on Nature‐Based Solutions for Hydro‐meteorological Risk Reduction(Task Force on NBS for Hydro‐meteorological Risk Reduction)
  9. Zone Libellule®: a nature-based wastewater treatment technique leveraging the self-purification capacity of wetlands (Suez)
  10. Building a global soil movement through philanthropic investment (Global Alliance for the Future of Food)
  11. Agroecology: A Nature-based Food System (AgroEcology Fund)
  12. Green Supply Chain to halt global Greenhouse Gas Emissions due to deforestation and degradation (WWF China)
  13. Factual contribution from EC services to NBS consultation for UN Climate Summit
  14. The Contribution of Central African Forests to the global fight against Climate Change (Gabon)
  15. Large Scale Forest Conservation with an Indigenous People in the Highly Threatened Southeastern Amazon of Brazil (ICFC, EDF, CLARA)
  16. The International Platform for Insetting (International Platform for Insetting)
  17. Ecosystem Restoration as a nature-based solution for climate action (FAO, UN Environment, IUCN)
  18. Low Carbon Livestock Coalition (FAO)
  19. Recarbonization of Global Soils (FAO)
  20. Climate Change and the Ocean - adaptation strategies for fisheries and aquaculture (FAO)
  21. Food Loss and Waste Reduction for Climate Action (FAO)
  22. Forests and trees: a nature-based solution to global urban challenges (FAO)
  23. Climate Change and Plant Health: Biodiversity to the Rescue (FAO)
  24. Macroalgae Farming: An Ocean-Based Solution to Reduce Climate Change (Fearless Fund)
  25. Restoring forests and lands as a crucial response to climate change and sustainable development (Bonn Challenge +) (IUCN)
  26. Osi Joe Hose Touching Lives Initiative
  27. Mainstreaming Natural Capital Accounting for Climate Change Policy (UNCEEA)
  28. Accelerating action within the food system: investing in capability and research for measurement and mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases (New Zealand)
  29. Fishing for Climate Resilience: Empowering vulnerable, fisheries dependent communities adopt ecosystem-based-adaptation measures to secure food and livelihoods (Rare)
  30. Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative (WBCSD, UN Environment, FAO, SRP, GIZ, IRRI)
  31. One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B) (WBCSD)
  32. Scaling up Natural Climate Solution to meet the Paris Climate Agreement (WBCSD)
  33. Bamboo for climate change mitigation and adaptation (INBAR)
  34. Large scale seaweed aquaculture for CO2 remediation (SINTEF)
  35. Agroecology: Making agriculture fit for purpose in an era of climate change (ActionAid, CLARA)
  36. Sustainable Solutions: Ocean Opportunities & Small Island States (SOS-IS) (World Team Project)
  37. Bringing Concrete to Life - Enhancing Natural Processes on Concrete Based Coastal and Marine Infrastructure (CMI)
  38. Developing a scalable business model to support large-scale global coral reef restoration (Coral Vita)
  39. Circulating and Ecological Economy to achieve the SDGS (Japan)
  40. Ecology Positive Cities Framework (Jungle Capital)
  41. Sustainable management of Morocco’s marine resources (Association de Gestion Intégrée des Ressources (AGIR) )
  42. Leaders for Ocean-Climate Action (Climate Advisers)
  43. Building resilience to ocean risk through innovative finance solutions (Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance)
  44. Natural Climate Solutions Alliance of Governments (Nature4Climate)
  45. From Native Seeds to New Rainforest (Rainforest Foundation Norway)
  46. African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100)
  47. A Carbon Removal Commitment for Countries (UN Global Compact, WRI, Volans)
  48. Building the business case for nature-based solutions for watersheds (UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate corporate network)
  49. Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Drylands ((UNEP-IEMP)
  50. Community Forestry Campaign for Restoring Degraded Lands in Nepal (FECOFUN, CLARA)
  51. Titling Indigenous Peoples Lands: Conservation and Sustainable Use (Forests of the World) 
  52. Perverse incentives for agri-business and deforestation: a love affair that must end (Global Forest Coalition, CLARA)
  53. Protecting Primary Forests is Essential for a Safe Climate (Wild Heritage, CLARA)
  54. Municipal natural asset management as a means to ensure the viability of natural systems (Municipal Natural Assets Initiative, Vancouver Island’s K’omoks First Nation)
  55. Protecting Half the Earth through a Global Deal for Nature serves as key to Nature-Based Climate Solutions (Wild Foundation)
  56. Sustainable financing mechanism for Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (Principality of Monaco)
  57. Marine educational area (Principality of Monaco)
  58. Develop, promote and scale-up Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) (Principality of Monaco)
  59. Restore coastal wetland to mitigate and adapt climate change (WWF China)
  60. UN-REDD: Supporting countries with complex policy and institutional reforms to scale up climate actions and ambitions on sustainable land and forest management, conservation and restoration (UN-REDD Programme)
  61. Identifying strategic options for nature-based solutions in the land-use space (FABLE)
  62. Eco-technological approach to erosion and mass wasting assessment and management (GeoArb Ltd)
  63. A Global Initiative for the protection of forest carbon sinks and reservoirs (Wildlife Conservation Society)
  64. Rumen Gateway- mitigation through the microbiome (Global Research Alliance on Greenhouse Gas Emissions)
  65. Putting No Deforestation into Practice (High Carbon Stock Approach)
  66. Bankable Water Solutions (BWS) (WWF Freshwater)
  67. Resilient Asian Deltas (RAD) Initiative (WWF Freshwater)
  68. Living European Rivers (LER) Initiative (WWF Freshwater)
  69. Taking Action to Increase Global Mangrove Habitat by 20 percent by 2030: The Global Mangrove Alliance (IUCN)
  70. The Nature of the Climate and the Three Global Conditions Framework for Nature-Based Solutions (H.Locke)
  71. Back to earth - using natural processes to turn CO2 permanently into rock (CarbFix)
  72. The Great Green Wall: Growing A World Wonder (UNCCD)
  73. Faith for Forests’ Declaration, Campaign and Global Action Agenda (UN Environment)
  74. Facing climate change in the field: Models of forest and territorial governance working in a positive way in Mesoamerica (Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests (AMPB)
  75. Coral Reef Rescue - Building climate change resilient reefs and communities (WWF)
  76. Blue Lifelines for a Secure Sahel (BLiSS) (Wetlands International)
  77. Building WIth Nature (Wageningen University & Research)
  78. AUT Living Laboratories (Auckland University)
  79. Watergen: Bringing drinking water to the world (Watergen)
  80. Leveraging NBS for Water Security and Climate Action (Forest Trends)
  81. Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative (Fundación Pachamama, CONFENIAE and AIDESEP)
  82. Launching the Nature-Based Solutions Project Preparation Financing Facility (WRI)
  83. Global Coordination for carbon storage in collective territories of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in the equatorial region (Global Alliance of Territorial Communities)
  84. Water Reserves as Ecosystem-based Adaptation Instruments for Latin America Countries (WWF Mexico)
  85. The Sustainable Open Ocean Farming Imperative for the Future (Manna Fish Farms, Inc)
  86. The Global Forest Project (Trees CO2)
  87. The REDD+ Acceleration Facility (RAF): Scaling Finance for Tropical Forest Protection (EDF)
  88. Produce, Conserve, Include Strategy: Providing Proof of Concept of the Jurisdictional Approach in Mato Grosso, Brazil (EDF)
  89. Great Sea Reef Conservation and Climate Resiliency Program (Fiji)
  90. 4 Million Trees in 4 years Initiative (4MT4Y) (Fiji)
  91. The Savusavu Blue Town Model (Fiji)
  92. Agroforestry a nature based solution for sustainability (María Rosa Mosquera Losada; Global Research Alliance on GHG)
  93. 50/50 - The Plan to Save Life on Earth (AVAAZ, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, National Geographic)
  94. Nature Champions Summit April 24 and 25, 2019 in Canada: A Call to Action (Canada)
  95. Year of the Tree: Seeding the Age of Restoration (Tree Sisters)
  96. Global Coalition of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) (Green Climate Fund)
  97. Mobilizing and Empowering Youth on Nature and Climate (Youth4Nature)
  98. United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme (Iceland)
  99. Constructing a culture of resilience against climate change for rural families in Bolivia (IFAD)
  100. Building on the success of the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) (IFAD)
  101. Securing Rights to Secure Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change (IIPFCC, IPMG)
  102. Legal and Sustainable Supply Chains for Tropical Wood and Forest Products (ITTO)
  103. Accelerating adaptation by spurring a paradigm shift in water engineering in Indonesia, with replication in Asia and globally (Wetlands International)
  104. Land-based transformative projects and programmes  to achieve both climate change adaptation and mitigation (UNCCD)
  105. Peatlands rewetting, restoration and conservation offers a low-cost, low-tech, high impact Nature-Based Solution for Climate Action (UNDP)
  106. Zero Budget Natural Farming as a nature-based solution for climate action (Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS)
  107. PROAmazonia - Utilizing forest conservation and sustainable production practices to address climate change and strengthen local livelihoods in Ecuador (PROamazonia, Ecuador)
  108. Nature-based solutions for water security (Boticário Group Foundation)
  109. Drawing a “Red Line” for Ecological Protection to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change (Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), The People's Republic of China)
  110. Belt and Road Initiative Green Development Coalition (Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), The People's Republic of China)
  111. Sea Level Rise and Integrated Coastal Risk Assessment in the Context of Climate Change (Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), The People's Republic of China)
  112. Bringing into full play the function of marine carbon sequestration and developing marine carbon sequestration economy (Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), People’s Republic of China)
  113. Advocating all sectors of society to achieve carbon neutrality through afforestation (National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), People’s Republic of China)
  114. Science and Technology Actions on Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change (Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China)
  115. Initiative of the International Big Science Research Plan: Three Poles Environment and Climate Change (Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China)
  116. Global Network for planting and breeding combination and recycling (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs,  People’s Republic of China)
  117. Persisting in Water Conservation and Strengthening Water Resources Management (Ministry of Water Resources (MWR),  People’s Republic of China)
  118. Global Blue Carbon 10-Year Initiative (Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), People’s Republic of China)
  119. Strengthening protection of rivers and lakes, maintaining healthiness in rivers and lakes (Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), People's Republic of China)
  120. Constructing green small hydropower of ecofriendly environment, social harmony, standardized management and economic rationality (Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), People's Republic of China)
  121. Urban and Rural Water Supply “The Same Source, The Same Quality, The Same Pipe Network, the same Service”  (Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), People's Republic of China)
  122. Global Action on Desert Vegetation Restoration for Carbon Sinking to Tackle and Mitigate Climate Change (Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), The People's Republic of China, Elion Group)
  123. Good practice 1: Abandoned shrimp pond reforestation and sustainable development (People's Republic of China)
  124. Good practice 2: Carbon Neutral Project for BRICS Leaders Xiamen Meeting (People's Republic of China)
  125. Good practice 3: Seagrasses Restoration and Fishery Recovery (People's Republic of China)
  126. Climate Change, Inclusive Development and Quantum Neural Networks (Ashwini Sathnur)
  127. Supporting bankable deals for climate mitigation and adaptation through investments in nature (IUCN)
  128. Food System Transformation: A sustainable and healthy nature-based solution (EAT Foundation)
  129. Food and Land Use System Transformation (FOLU)
  130. Protected Areas and Resilient Landscapes – Project Finance for Permanence in Colombia, Perú and Bhutan (WWF)
  131. Conservation Opportunities under Climate Change Considerations: the experience from the Amazon biome (WWF)
  132. Heritage Colombia (HECO): Resilient landscapes that maximizes contribution to Colombia´s mitigation and adaptation goals (WWF)
  133. Andes Action: Restoration of one million hectares of High Andean Forest Ecosystems (UN Environment)
  134. Virtuous Agriculture:  a proposal for a soil to soil carbon cycle for coffee and beyond (Illy)
  135. Integrating green and gray infrastructure planning for water (TNC)
  136. Achieving multiple global objectives in a synergistic and pragmatic manner through scaling up public-private partnerships for managing protected areas (African Parks)
  137. The Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART): Attracting New Investment to Protect and Restore Forests
  138. Social Forestry Helps Adapt to Climate Change (WARSI, CLARA)
  139. Rewilding Europe to invigorate local economies (FERN, CLARA)
  140. Healthy forests and resilient communities in the Congo (FERN, CLARA)
  141. Cultural and Local Climate Perspectives in Colombia (Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad and the Investigation Group Cultura y Ambiente of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  142. Biodiversity and Climate Change (UNESCO)
  143. Rally for Rivers — a movement to revitalize India’s dying rivers (ISHA Foundation)
  144. Seaforesting the world’s seas (Portugal)
  145. AdaptForChange (Portugal)
  146. Ecosystem Restoration (Pakistan)
  147. Restoring Forest Ecosystems as a solution to benefit climate, biodiversity, and people (Germany)
  148. Nature Based Solutions on Land and in the Ocean for Climate and Sustainable Development (Germany)
  149. The Contribution of Central African Forests to the global fight against Climate Change (CAFI)


*The contributions are presented here for information sharing; the NBS Facilitation Team is not responsible for the information found through these links, and this is not intended as an endorsement of the information or content.

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