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The India Forum for Nature-based Solutions brings together entrepreneurs, solution providers, research organizations, academia, civil society, technical experts, government agencies and policy makers to strengthen climate resilience across Indian cities.

What the India Nature-based Forum aims to achieve?

To create a platform for knowledge sharing and accelerate Nbs adoption across urban India
The Forum is the first-of-its-kind platform of engagement, on urban NbS, in India, with the aim of capacitating all stakeholders through peer-to-peer exchange of best practices, learnings, technical training and resources.

Our Approach

Capacitating stakeholders through trainings, tools, and resources

Raising awareness through communication and stakeholder engagement

Facilitating opportunities to demonstrate and scale up urban NbS solutions

Inform policymaking through strategy and collective knowledge sharing

Partners and supporters

The Forum is an initiative by Cities4Forests, led by the Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube) at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and World Resources Institute India (WRI India) along with a core group of partners working across the ecosystem.

The increasing impact of climate change

Did you know 63% of untreated sewage from urban areas flow into rivers and about 50% of municipal solid waste generated end up in landfill sites? Increased heat waves and droughts, frequent urban floods and poor air quality plague our cities. Nature-based solutions could help urban India better address these challenges.

A case for nature-based solutions in our cities

Nature-based solutions (NbS) needs to be integrated with climate mitigation and adaptation actions. Indian cities must shift from relying only on engineered solutions to adopting NbS, or hybrid NbS, to increase and restore environmental resources, address societal ills and strengthen climate resilience.

Nature-based solutions come in all shapes and sizes

NbS interventions are of varying scales from urban rooftop farms at the building level to urban parks and raingardens at the neighbourhood level to wetland and mangrove restoration and conservation at a regional scale.