Dear <<Full name>>,
The degradation of ecosystems – such as forests, wetlands, coastal/
marine systems, and drylands – is a major driver of disaster risk and a
key component of disaster vulnerability.
Over the past decade, disasters linked to natural hazards have had a
significant toll on human lives, livelihoods, assets and economies.
Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) is an approach where
the regulatory functions of ecosystems (such as forests, wetlands and
mangroves) are systematically harnessed to mitigate, prevent, or buffer
against disasters. Ecosystem-based solutions can provide disaster risk
reduction services as well as offer other services of productive and
cultural value, which contribute to building communities' resilience to
disasters and climate change impacts.
and Partners for Resilience
have worked together to increase communities' resilience and
reduce disaster risks through ecosystem-based solutions, through the
programme "Up-scaling Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction".
programme started in May 2019 and continued until summer 2022. The
programme was funded by the European Commission (DG INTPA). In this
newsletter we are sharing PfR updates linked to Nature Based
Solutions, including examples of the work done under this programme and
the results achieved.
We hope the examples shared in this newsletter will be an inspiration for others.