Upcoming Events

5 - 7 July 2022

Oxford, United Kingdom-

Nature-based Solutions in a Changing Climate 2022

Nature-based Solutions in a Changing Climate 2022

In view of the on-going uncertainty around the COVID19 pandemic and whether it will be safe to travel and mix in person, we have postponed our conference to 5-7 July 2022. We will, however, be hosting a one-day event in the build-up to UNFCCC CoP26. Please check back for more information.

About the conference
We are bringing together leading researchers from the social and natural sciences, engineering and economics with policymakers, civil society actors and business leaders to discuss the potential of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to meet societal goals in a warming world. We will draw together the current state of the interdisciplinary evidence for the socioeconomic and ecological effectiveness of NbS, and explore the social, technical, ethical, ecological, governance and financial challenges around scaling them up. As well as highlighting avenues for further research, we will aim to generate guidelines on the design and implementation of NbS targeting decision-makers in business and government. Outcomes will be synthesised in policy briefs, a special issue, and made available to a wide audience through a creative outreach campaign.

"Nature-based Solutions can help address the causes and consequences climate change at relatively low-cost, while delivering multiple benefits for people and nature"

The 2020 NbS conference is organised and hosted by the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, an interdisciplinary programme of research, policy advice and education based at the University of Oxford. Its mission is to enhance understanding of the potential of Nature-based Solutions to address global challenges and increase their sustainable implementation worldwide.

Conference website