IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

The IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based solutions has eight criteria and associated indicators that allow users to assess the aptness, scale, economic, environmental, and social viability of a nature-based intervention; consider its possible trade-offs; ensure transparency and adaptive project management; and explore possible linkages to international targets and commitments. It consists of a user guide and self assessment tool which identifies areas for improving and learning.

Region: Global
Sectors and Topics: Agriculture, Disaster Risk Reduction, Ecosystem Adaptation, Forestry and Land Use, Health, Infrastructure and Industry, Oceans and Coasts, Water
Scale: National, Sub-national, Project-Level
Expertise Level: Generalist, Practitioner, Specialist
Resource Type: Guidance and Frameworks
Cost: No
Outputs Provided: Develop consistent approach to designing and verifying concrete solutions-oriented outcomes. Support users to apply, learn and continously strengthen and improve the effectiveness, sustainability and adaptability of their NbS interventions.
Languages: English, French, Spanish
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