Study on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in ASEAN

The Study on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in ASEAN seeks to provide a solid overview of the status of NbS (related to forest, bare land and coastal ecosystems) in the ASEAN Member States (AMS) and to

  1. take stock of and synthesize existing knowledge to identify best practices for NbS and their socio economic benefits across forest, bare land and coastal ecosystems,
  2. provide environmental and socio-economic evidence-based results in the Southeast Asian region by synthesizing existing knowledge and practices,
  3. identify available financial instruments and mechanisms to support the implementation and upscaling of appropriate NbS,
  4. provide recommendations on how to integrate and enhance the uptake of NbS in regional policies and at the local level.

Across these objectives, the study will review regional examples to provide a strong economic perspective and justification for NbS such as job creation, investment perspectives, incorporation into carbon markets etc.

The guideline has been endorsed at the 44th ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting on October 2022 and is available at the ASEAN Secretariat website at this link.

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