This report was developed through a review of relevant literature, case studies, and discussions with experts. It is part of a compendium of resources developed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) for the Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative (NCAI), which is supported by Global Affairs Canada. The resources include an introductory guidance note that provides an overview of basic terminology and concepts behind NbS for adaptation and a report that provides guidance on enhancing biodiversity co-benefits from the implementation of NbS for adaptation (along with two case studies).
It contributes to the nascent field of gender-responsive and inclusive NbS by providing practitioners working on NbS programming with guidance on how to consider gender and other intersecting identity factors that are grounded in a human rights-based approach at each stage of their NbS projects. Looking beyond NbS projects, the application of a GESI lens should become “business as usual” within all facets of climate adaptation and resilience planning, processes, and practices.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings in Cities: Interdependencies between Policy and Finance
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Ministerial meeting on Urbanization and Climate Change at COP28 Summary Report
This report summarizes the Ministerial Meeting on Urbanization and Climate Change held at COP28 on 6 December 2023. This key event was co-hosted by UN-Habitat, the High-Level Climate Champions, and the COP28 Presidency.
Making blended finance work for nature-based solutions
This report explores innovative financial instruments for climate action and nature conservation, with a focus on Green Climate Fund's catalytic approaches and blending mechanisms for maximum impact.
A Guide to Biodiversity Financing for Cities and Regions
Using in-depth definitions, case studies and resources, the guide covers innovative and traditional financing instruments to support biodiversity conservation, maintenance, restoration and preservation.