India's first National Coalition Forum for Urban Nature-Based Solutions (NbS)

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India's first National Coalition Forum for Urban Nature-Based Solutions (NbS) was launched at the 11th World Urban Forum in Poland.

  • Important facts

  • The National Alliance Forum was launched by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), Climate Centre for Cities (NIUA C-Cube), World Resources Institute India (WRI India-World Resources Institute India) and their partners.

  • NIUA focuses on research, knowledge management, policy, advocacy and capacity building on urban development and management to develop sustainable, inclusive and productive urban ecosystems in the country.

  • About nature based solutions(NBS)

  • NbS is defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the act of protecting, sustaining, managing and restoring natural and modified ecosystems that contribute to human well-being and biodiversity while effectively and adaptively addressing social challenges. associated benefits.

  • NbS helps in mitigating the impact of climate change as well as providing benefits to many ecosystems including addressing various social challenges, building disadvantaged and vulnerable urban communities most affected by climate change induced disasters.

  • About World Urban Forum

  • The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanism.

  • WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to investigate rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.

  • WUF11 is co-organized by UN-Habitat, Poland's Ministry of Development Fund and Regional Policy, and the Municipal Office of Katowice, Poland.

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