This press release was originally published by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs through the Press Information Bureau The National...
Why Nature-based Solutions?
Nature-based solutions address societal challenges, foster community development and help identify how natural ecosystems can be protected, developed, and utilized to benefit humans, boost biodiversity and build systemic resilience.
To harness the power of the collective to mainstream ecosystem services and nature-based solutions for climate resilience in Indian cities.
Defining a shared language and communicating benefits to inform actions at the local level including the scaling up of existing interventions for urban nature-based solutions.
Driving investment and strengthen delivery mechanisms through multi-stakeholder coordination.
Mainstreaming urban ecosystem-based services and nature-based solutions in India through policy, plans and project interventions.
Indian cities needs to adopt, integrate and scale up nature-based solutions as part of their climate mitigation and adaptation efforts to build climate resilience
0/50 of the world’s most air polluted cities are in IndiaAir pollution impacts health, leads to loss of lives and causes significant economic loss
0% rise in cyclones in the Arabian SeaMany coastal Indian cities will see an increase in water logging and flooding
0 million people face rising sea levels6 Indian cities face the risk of severe flooding if no resilience measures are undertaken
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