Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative
The Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative (NCAI) aims to enhance civil society organizations’ capacity to implement nature-based climate solutions (NBCS) for adaptation that provide biodiversity and livelihood benefits to people of all genders and social groups in developing countries.
Creating an environment for accelerated action on NBCS for adaptation, the NCAI equips civil society organizations and practitioners involved in international development and climate adaptation with a solid baseline understanding to design compelling proposals and pursue projects, programs, and partnerships that will unleash the full potential of nature in confronting the climate crisis, while also promoting gender equality, social inclusion, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and positive outcomes for biodiversity and ecosystems.
The NCAI offers three key tools:
- A self-paced, accessible e-learning course developed in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
- An online learning space with technical guidance, resources, and case studies.
- Targeted virtual and in-person learning exchange opportunities that foster a community of practice.
Seeking Clarity on Nature-Based Climate Solutions for Adaptation
This guidance note clarifies the concepts behind nature-based solutions (NbS), nature-based climate solutions (NBCS), and ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA).
New Initiative to Boost Capacity for Nature-Based Climate Solutions
The Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative (NCAI) has one crucial goal: to help enable nature-based climate action that protects both livelihoods and biodiversity in the most vulnerable parts of the world.
Nature-based solutions—solutions that involve working with nature to address societal challenges—have gained momentum as a tool that can deliver multiple benefits.
Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation
Discover tools, recommendations, and case studies on how to plan, design, and implement nature-based solutions for adaptation that advance gender equality and social inclusion while enhancing resilience, biodiversity, and ecosystem integrity.
Enhancing Biodiversity Co-Benefits From Nature-Based Solutions for Adaptation in Practice
By sharing promising practices and lessons learned, these case studies seek to inform and inspire adaptation practitioners and planners to help ensure that biodiversity co-benefits are captured throughout the lifetime of a project.
Advancing Biodiversity-Positive Nature-Based Climate Solutions
From India to Ethiopia to Canada, exploring valuable examples of nature-based solutions’ potential while showcasing their versatility.
Enhancing Biodiversity Co-Benefits From Nature-Based Solutions
This technical report provides a set of recommendations to help plan, design, and implement nature-based solutions (NbS) for adaptation that enhance biodiversity and ecosystem integrity.
IISD Welcomes New Deal on Global Biodiversity Framework
IISD congratulates the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for adopting the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, which will guide work within and outside the UN system on tackling biodiversity loss and help lay the groundwork towards the CBD’s vision of living in harmony with nature by 2050.
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