08/11/2022 - PfR's Autumn Newsletter is out!
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.
UN Environment 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". The 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 Bases Solutions, including examples of the work done under this programme and the results achieved.
Find the newsletter here. We hope the examples shared in this newsletter will be an inspiration for others.