Nature-Based Solutions Data Room

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Nature-Based Solutions Data Room

13 June 2023
  • Nature-based solutions (NbS), using nature and its ecosystem services, can address various development challenges, including environmental pollution, food insecurity, and climate change.
  • NbS can be defined as the “actions to protect, conserve, restore, sustainably use and manage natural or modified terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems which address social, economic and environmental challenges effectively and adaptively, while simultaneously providing human well-being, ecosystem services, resilience and biodiversity benefits.”[1]
  • With its strategy 2030 that sets out the commitment to ensure environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) uses NbS as one of promising tactics.[2]
  • ADB provides its technical and financial services with a combination of knowledge, advice, and funding as a package from beginning to end to integrate NbS into investment projects.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
13 Jun 2023 February 2024 Climate Resilience of Watersheds, Nepal (pages 42-45)
This is an ICSI publication with ADB’s article about the Climate Resilience of Watersheds in Nepal.
13 Jun 2023 31 Dec 2022 Innovative Finance Mechanisms to Protect Water Resources in the Xin’an River Basin (ADB Brief 230)
This brief shows how innovative financing can help cut agricultural pollution in the People's Republic of China’s Xin'an River Basin by plugging funding...
13 Jun 2023 30 Nov 2022 Sponge Cities: Integrating Green and Gray Infrastructure to Build Climate Change Resilience in the People’s Republic of China | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This brief explains how the People’s Republic of China is developing so-called sponge cities that use nature-based solutions to help reduce disaster risks...
13 Jun 2023 31 Jul 2022 Nature-Based Solutions that Deliver for People, Nature, and the Climate | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This publication shares five conceptual investment models for investing in the restoration and sustainable management of wetland sites along the East ...
13 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2022 Integrating Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management: A Practitioner’s Guide | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This guide explores the benefits of using nature-based solutions to promote sustainable and resource-efficient infrastructure.
13 Jun 2023 28 Feb 2022 Nature-Based Solutions for Flood Risk Management: Revitalizing Philippine Rivers to Boost Climate Resilience and Enhance Environmental Stability | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This case study brief highlights lessons from the Philippines on how nature-based solutions can strengthen flood risk management in cost-effective ways...
13 Jun 2023 27 Feb 2022 Toward a more natural cityscape | SDG Action (sdg-action.org)
On July 20 2021 a historic torrential downpour inundated Zhengzhou, a city of some 10 million people in China’s Henan province. Low-lying tunnels and ...
Bambang Susantono
13 Jun 2023 30 Sep 2021 Guidelines for Mainstreaming Natural River Management in Water Sector Investments | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This publication provides guidance on how natural river management (NRM) approaches can be applied in water sector investments to promote sustainable ...
13 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2021 Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities: Thailand 2021 Report | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This report explores green bonds and other finance instruments for climate-resilient infrastructure and investment opportunities that can support Thailand...
13 Jun 2023 30 Apr 2021 Creating Livable Asian Cities | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This book explores how Asia’s fast-growing cities can fulfill their potential as engines of economic prosperity and provide a livable environment for ...
13 Jun 2023 31 Mar 2021 RISE Reports: Water-Sensitive Informal Settlement Upgrading | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This three-part report series showcases the possibilities, principles, and best practices for applying a water-sensitive cities approach to transform ...
13 Jun 2023 31 Dec 2020 Pakistan’s River Ravi Eco-Revitalization Master Plan: A Road Map to Rescue and Revitalize the River Ravi and Its Tributaries | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This brochure summarizes an eco-revitalization master plan for the River Ravi in Pakistan, which aims to address decades of deterioration due to inadequate...
13 Jun 2023 30 Nov 2020 Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities: Philippines 2020 Report | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This report explores green bonds and other finance instruments for climate-resilient infrastructure and investment opportunities that can support the ...
13 Jun 2023 31 Mar 2020 Bioengineering for Green Infrastructure | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This publication explains how bioengineering can be successfully applied to improve different forms of infrastructure while providing various socioeconomic...
13 Jun 2023 31 Dec 2019 Green Infrastructure Design for Transport Projects: A Road Map to Protecting Asia’s Wildlife Biodiversity (adb.org)
This report discusses the impacts of transport projects on wildlife and biodiversity in Asia, and how to address them by integrating road ecology principles...
13 Jun 2023 30 Nov 2019 Resilient Coastal Cities for Enhancing Tourism Economy: Integrated Planning Approaches | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
Coastal cities face severe planning challenges with growing urban pressures, potential sea level rises, and other impacts of climate change.
13 Jun 2023 31 Oct 2019 Nature-Based Solutions for Cities in Viet Nam: Water Sensitive Urban Design | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
This publication introduces Water Sensitive Urban Design and discusses its benefits, with examples of integration in Viet Nam.
13 Jun 2023 31 Jan 2017 Piloting “Sponge Cities” in the People’s Republic of China | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
Intelligently planned and protected urban green spaces are being introduced in 16 cities in the People's Republic of China to reduce flood risks and manage...
13 Jun 2023 31 Dec 2016 Nature-Based Solutions for Building Resilience in Towns and Cities: Case Studies from the Greater Mekong Subregion (adb.org)
Green infrastructure can play a significant role in offsetting losses from climate-related disasters and contribute to building resilience through rehabilitation...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
14 Jun 2023 15 Sep 2022 to 08 Dec 2022 Nature and Climate Nexus Webinar Series: Promoting Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Infrastructures in Asia and the Pacific
Background Nature-based solutions (NbS) can help address challenges in climate change, disaster risk management, water security, biodiversity loss...
14 Jun 2023 15 Sep 2022 to 21 Sep 2022 Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Climate Disaster Risk Management
Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)invited project officers, consultants, and practitioners to attend the Nature-...
14 Jun 2023 01 Aug 2022 to 04 Aug 2022 Bioengineering Nature-based Solutions for Linear Infrastructure Slope Stabilization and Protection
Background and Rationale The potential contribution of bioengineering to the maintenance of slope stability and in the construction and maintenance...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
15 Jun 2023 Coastal Resilience through Integrated Nature-Based Solutions (adb.org)
This course aims to share knowledge and promote a mindset shift to mainstream integrated nature-based solutions in coastal resilience. The course presents...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
16 Jun 2023 16 Dec 2020 [VIDEO] Restoring Beaches through Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
The coastal town of Ullal in the state of Karnataka is an important trading center in the southwestern region of India. However, the safety and livelihood...
16 Jun 2023 07 Aug 2020 [VIDEO] Nature-based Approach to Managing Climatic Risks and Natural Disasters
The Dujiangyan water resource management system in the People's Republic of China is the world’s only existing dam-less water diversion structure. It ...
16 Jun 2023 22 Aug 2019 [VIDEO] Pakistani Women Plant Millions of Trees to Rebuild Climate Resilient Roads | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)
Pakistan is a country prone to disasters: earthquakes, landslides, droughts and floods are common, while climate change is making the situation worse. ...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
12 Dec 2023 Bioengineering
12 Dec 2023 General Guide
12 Dec 2023 Case study (pilot demonstration)
12 Dec 2023 Operational guidelines
12 Dec 2023 Standard specification
12 Dec 2023 Training material (for managers)
12 Dec 2023 Training material (for engineers)
12 Dec 2023 Online training
12 Dec 2023 Bioengineering in the Asia-Pacific (pages 76-79)

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