Posted on 15 June 2022

From seagrass beds capturing climate-warming carbon to nature-based livelihoods helping millions of people stay out of poverty, the natural world is our ally in solving some of the most important challenges facing humanity. So, thanks in part to our campaigning, it’s great to see this get official recognition at the United Nations Environment Assembly. For the first time, governments agreed on a definition of “nature-based solutions” – a starting point for more consistent approaches on how these solutions will support action to address climate change, reverse nature loss, and more.

Our new report with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies shows how the power of nature could reduce by 26% the intensity of climate and weather-related hazards such as extreme temperatures, drought, floods, landslides and wildfires.