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The economics of Nature-based Solutions: opportunities for the Mediterranean coastal wetlands [3/3]
This webinar will summarise the first two webinars and offer the means for policy decision-makers and businesses to communicate about the results of cost-benefit analysis led on NbS. A concrete feedback from the MAVA partners will embody the presented methodology, and we will promote a future document detailing the methodological guidelines on the Economics of NbS intended to the attendees.

BACKGROUND
Coastal wetlands provide a range of benefits -ecosystem services- to our daily lives and protect biodiversity. For example, they enable fish and salt production, support bird habitats, and contribute to improve water and soil quality and to capture and sequester carbon. Yet, they remain largely misunderstood, especially when it comes to their contribution to local economies and social development.

With the new targets currently being defined at global level (e.g., SDGs and post-2020 Biodiversity framework) governments will be urged to apply measures that recreate resilience and increase benefits to people. In this context, Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in coastal wetlands offer a perfect example of economic development based on natural resources which can be preserved in the long term. Still, today, no common framework exists to highlight and assess the multiple interests of such solutions.

In order to help coastal wetland managers, practitioners and decision-makers to understand and implement solutions where nature and socio-economic aspects can live in harmony, we are organising a series of webinars between this autumn and next spring. The webinars will be based on pragmatic approaches with the right tools that will help you to:
1) Integrate NbS, based on cost-benefit analysis, in your management plans and land use planning;
2) Connect and build dialogues between the different local actors and sectors that take into account needs and benefits for all;
3) (Re-)Create a sustainable balance between human needs & natural resources availabilities in your country/region.

Jun 14, 2022 02:00 PM in Brussels

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