19/05/2022 - Nature-based Solutions to accelerate Sendai and beyond

This side event follows the session on Nature-based Solutions on the morning of the 26th of May. It will look cross-thematically at the Global Platform’s themes and address how Nature-based solutions can contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 and what is still needed at country level. It will also look at what is needed beyond the current framework.This in-person side event will discuss:

  • The importance of Nature-based Solutions during response and recovery after a disaster.  
  • The financing modalities available for Nature-based Solutions. 
  • The importance of monitoring and reporting on ecosystem (critical green infrastructure) loss in the Sendai Framework Monitor and how this might be done under targets C and D. 

Session Objectives

  1. Promote the importance of Nature-based Solutions in humanitarian contexts 
  2. Discuss financing for Nature-based Solutions and the role of Multilateral Development Banks 
  3. Identify how to report on Green Infrastructure under targets C and D of the Sendai Framework


  1. Ms. Nathalie Doswald - Senior Policy Advisor, Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction, UNEP 


  • Ms. Zita Sebesvari - Deputy Director, United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security 
  • Ms. Aleeza Wilkins - Representative of U.S. Focal Point for Sendai Reporting, Science for Disaster Reduction Interagency Working Group (U.S. National DRR Platform) 
  • Mr. Niels Holm Nielsen - Program Manager, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) 
  • Mr. Raymond Duijsens - Community Resilience Advisor, Netherlands Red Cross

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