Nature-based solutions: opportunities and challenges for scaling up

This report aims to inform NbS-related initiatives and discussions on NbS at global, regional, and national levels, with a focus on how NbS can be scaled up to more effectively address social, economic, and environmental challenges. The report i) outlines recent developments on NbS, with a focus on global, regional and national commitments, and key issues and concerns, ii) builds on the new multilaterally agreed definition of NbS to set out key elements in the concept, provides examples of NbS, and discusses related approaches, and iii) provides recommendations for actions by governments, civil society and the private sector to substantially scale up the use of NbS.

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