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November 2018
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), University of Oxford
This report, The development and use of biodiversity indicators in business: an overview , builds on a suite of work focused on providing guidelines and tools specifically for business, and it is intended to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on biodiversity indicators within Europe and beyond.
November 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC-Mistral), Global Environmental Policy Programme (GEPP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Nature Conservancy, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
This policy brief, Mainstreaming Biodiversity In The Infrastructure Sector: Fostering system-level approaches, explores interlinkages between biodiversity, ecosystems, and landscapes and diverse forms of infrastructure. Recognising that this nexus is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it calls attention to the need for an integrated approach to infrastructure planning and development to mainstream biodiversity in the infrastructure sector.
October 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This report presents the findings from a literature review and interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders of the Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy project activities in Djilor District in Senegal. EbA measures in this project site include the construction of anti-salt bunds, nursery establishment, applying assisted natural regeneration techniques, reforestation, introducing new roosters, vegetable gardening and establishing mechanisms for regulating the exploitation of natural resources. The report concludes that the project activities have improved the resilience of local communities, improved their adaptive capacity and reduced their vulnerability, with the benefits being felt by a range of social groups and a number of social co-benefits also emerging.
December 2017
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
The forest brief The Bonn Challenge and the Paris Agreement: How can Forest Landscape Restoration Advance Nationally Determined Contributions? stresses some key messages on how IUCN's work in advancing forest landscape restoration (FLR) as a nature-based solution to climate change are contributing to national efforts for designing and implementing climate change action in the forest sector.
December 2017
GWI West Africa

This report presents field evidence from three major public financing schemes for large-scale rice irrigation in West Africa. The report assesses the cost-effectiveness of the schemes, the quality of their management, and the persistence of poverty and food insecurity.

November 2017
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UK aid
Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is the long-term process of regaining ecological functionality and enhancing human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscapes. Enhancing Resilience through Forest Landscape Restoration: Understanding Synergies and Identifying Opportunities is the first in a series of IUCN Discussion Papers focused on FLR that intend to to inform decision-makers, practitioners, and other stakeholders involved in the fields of forestry and resilience of the opportunities for integrating forest landscape restoration with resilience principles, and the synergies therein.
September 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gordon Institute of Business Studies (GIBS), University of Pretoria

While South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa and has a relatively high GDP per capita, poverty, (youth) unemployment, inequality, food insecurity and environmental degradation are some of the greatest challenges faced by the country.

April 2015
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
This report No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact Approaches for Biodiversity builds on existing sustainability efforts of the Agriculture and Forestry sectors (e.g. sustainability standards) and outlines the potential benefits an Net Positive Impact (NPI) approach could add in relevant situations.
March 2015
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This study Pastoralism and the Green Economy – A Natural Nexus? focuses on pastoralism’s current and future potential for securing sustainable management and green economy outcomes from the world’s rangelands.
August 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), UNEP-DHI Partnership Centre on Water and Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy
This paper Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management: Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects aims to raise awareness of the benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions for water resources management, and can provide both significant water management benefits and co-benefits with existing grey water infrastructure.