Financing Nature-based Solutions (NbS) – Who is willing to pay?
January 20, 2023 | 10:30 am (GMT)
As the twin threat of climate change and biodiversity loss gains attention, so has the need to invest more in Nature-based Solutions (NbS), a type of resilient infrastructure, often referred to as natural infrastructure. There is a real opportunity for upscaling outreach and training to the private sector on NbS for increasing resilience to disaster and climate risks. In particular, sectors that have greater risk and opportunities from climate change and natural hazards are agriculture/forestry, green urban development/infrastructure and finance/insurance.
IISD’s Lead on Sustainable Finance, David Uzsoki, participated in the third session of a learning series on ‘Implementing Nature-based Solutions for Resilient Infrastructure’ organized by the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This third and final webinar of the series Financing NbS – Who is willing to pay? was scheduled for Friday 20 January 2023. In this webinar, speakers addressed topics such as: