"Communities within Bangladesh have been working with nature for many years to adapt to climatic impacts and there is a rich body of knowledge on how to implement Nature-based Solutions."
Nature-based solutions (NbS) are receiving international attention for helping us to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change, whilst protecting biodiversity and supporting sustainable development. Bangladesh has a long history of implementing NbS but has faced challenges due to lack of robust design, long-term finance flows, monitoring and evaluation, institutional structure, and evidence of effectiveness. Sound ecosystems stewardship can help Bangladesh develop, whilst also allowing for widespread implementation of NbS across the country. Thus, better evidence, governance, and coordination is needed for NbS to effectively support development goals and economic growth. The International Centre for Climate Change and Development and the Nature-based Solutions Initiative at the University of Oxford have prepared this policy brief to summarise the findings on the current scope and the future role of NbS in Bangladesh, in both the development and climate change fields. The purpose is to enhance understanding of NbS and to develop a roadmap for increasing their implementation in the region, through the establishment of an NbS network which would be based in Bangladesh.
Read the full policy brief here.