In many vulnerable regions, harnessing the power of nature is a promising and cost-effective strategy to strengthen climate resilience while fostering shared social and economic prosperity. The World Bank and GFDRR are scaling up the integration of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address climate challenges and help countries build resilience.
NBS are effective and adaptive interventions to protect, manage, and/or restore natural or modified systems, including coastlines, cities, watersheds, and rivers. NBS can address multiple sustainable development goals, such as climate and disaster-risk resilience; economic and social prosperity; water security; and health and food security in a cost-effective manner. In many cases, NBS are implemented as hybrid interventions combining green and grey infrastructure in integrated interventions.