With support from the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Strategic Collaborative Fund Phase 2, Transitions Research is organising a National Workshop on Integrating Equity and Reframing Nature-based Solutions on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023.
Since the mid-2010s, Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have received growing attention in the discourse surrounding net-zero ambitions, restoring ecosystems for sequestration, and biodiversity conservation. This framing of NbS has emerged from global policy, and the opportunities, trade-offs and processes for implementation have not yet been examined in the context of the developing world, especially for South Asia. Our goal is to reframe NbS to address development, climate and biodiversity issues within the social, political and economic context of South Asian Cities.
Our India National Workshop aims to understand the opportunities and challenges for implementing and framing NbS in rapidly growing, mid-sized cities. The knowledge and insights from this workshop, and two others being held in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will be used to design a regional workshop on Integrating Equity and Reframing Urban Nature-based Solutions in South Asia in August 2023.