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Seeking Clarity on Nature-Based Climate Solutions for Adaptation

This guidance note aims to clarify the concepts of nature-based solutions (NbS) and nature-based climate solutions (NBCS) with an emphasis on climate adaptation. These adaptation-focused NbS are captured using the widely known term Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). Beyond awareness and knowledge of these terms, it is vital to unpack the social and biodiversity safeguards necessary for NbS to ensure that solutions are gender responsive and socially inclusive while delivering biodiversity benefits.

This guidance note is a knowledge product of the Nature for Climate Adaptation Initiative (NCAI).