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Resilience through Investing in Ecosystems -- knowledge, innovation, and transformation of risk management

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Documenting the linkages between biodiversity and disasters, and establishing capacity development knowledge products for policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders.

Knowledge gaps

With the increasing incidence and severity of natural hazards, it is critical to identify opportunities for effective disaster risk reduction strategies. The past decade provided compelling evidence on the role of nature in reducing vulnerabilities to natural hazards, particularly along coastlines. However there remain information gaps when it comes to implementation of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) approaches. This project will address the knowledge gaps by carrying out 6 regional assessments from 2015-2018 to generate knowledge on the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems in Eco-DRR approaches at national and regional levels, including assessments on coastal and mangrove ecosystems.

The project is coordinated by the Global Ecosystem Management Programme at IUCN Headquarters, who are working closely with six regional offices for implementation:

Additionally, IUCN is working closely with various partners of the Partnership on Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Learn more here.