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Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Management

2018 – World Bank and World Resources Institute

This booklet is for staff at governments, development finance institutions (DFIs), and other development institutions to understand how nature-based solutions can enhance disaster risk management, and how to begin integrating these approaches into projects. The booklet illustrates nature-based solutions through 14 real-world examples. Its main findings draw on the forthcoming report Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure, published by the World Bank and World Resources Institute. The booklet’s three sections cover the following:

  • The World Bank’s Nature-based Solutions Program and World Bank projects already investing in nature-based solutions components.
  • Examples of nature-based solutions for three types of hazards: coastal flooding and erosion, urban stormwater flooding, and river flooding.
  • Guidance to support implementation of NBS in DRM, including a high-level review of emerging policies and financing approaches that encourage the use of nature-based solutions.

Keywords: InternationalEcosystemsFlood

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