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NAbSA Dialogues — The Importance of Biodiversity


April 30, 2024


During the first session of the NAbSA Dialogues, participants from the Partnering for Climate (P4C) initiative and experts beyond this community discussed the integral role of biodiversity in climate resilience and adaptation. This session was designed to offer technical insights into how biodiversity underpins the stability and functionality of ecosystems in the face of climate change, emphasizing its significance for community resilience and sustainable livelihoods amid shifting environmental conditions. This inaugural Dialogue laid the foundations of biodiversity, and related concepts and tools were also presented to drive us through the impacts of species loss on ecosystem health – among others – and the importance of conservation strategies and nature-based solutions (NbS) that prioritize biodiversity in adaptation planning.

This event is part of the NAbSA Dialogues series. Every last Tuesday of the month, join enriching discussions highlighting impactful nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. Discover the successes of urban and coastal ecosystems, innovative financing strategies, and the strength of community sharing within Partnering for Climate (P4C) projects and beyond. Find out more about the series and sign up for future events here.

Click here to read a summary of the webinar.

Interested in this topic? Discover recommendations to help plan, design, and implement nature-based solutions for adaptation that enhance biodiversity and ecosystem integrity in our report.


Thomas Brooks, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Chief Scientist: “Biodiversity crisis and Nature Conservation”

Annick Gillard-Bailetti, Plan International: “Conservation and sustainable management of coastal and marine ecosystems (COSME)”

Amy Martens, Mennonite Central Committee: “Locally-led Indigenous Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in Zimbabwe (LiNCZ)”

Veronica Lo, International Institute of Sustainable Development: Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative’s Enhancing Biodiversity Co-Benefits From Nature-Based Solutions

Event Details

Date: April 30, 2024 

Time: 10 – 11:30 am (EST)

Location: Online