Session 6: Nature-based Solutions
Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems in ways that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, to provide both human well-being and biodiversity benefits. This underpins the benefits that flow from healthy ecosystems and target major challenges like climate change, disaster risk reduction, food and water security, and health; and are critical to economic development.
The ASEAN region recognises the multiple benefits of NbS as highlighted in various frameworks, reports, and joint statements. As such, the AHPs present an excellent opportunity to highlight models or case studies on NbS in the region. The session will feature an overall review of NbS actions focusing on selected AHPs, and will discuss safeguards, and opportunities for advancing NbS in the AHPs.
The objective of the session is to provide an overall picture of NbS practices in the ASEAN region, including opportunities and challenges that confront it. Moreover, the session will identify ways forward on the discussions on NbS in the region.