Radhika Murti, Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Nature-Based Solutions for Coping with Natural Disaster and Climate Change Risks— An Approach that Needs to be Rooted in Social Learning, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, August 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/nature-based-solutions-coping-natural-disaster-climate-change-risks-approach-needs-rooted-social-learning/) Abstract: Can nature provide society with the solutions it needs to cope with great challenges such as global climate change and increased occurrence of natural disasters? Nature-based Solutions to Societal Challenges (NbS) is an approach that can support sustainable development and environmental conservation aspirations and is defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as “actions to protect, manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems, which address societal challenges, effectively and adaptively, providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits”.1 Similar to other proposed pathways towards sustainability such as promoting socio-ecological2 wellbeing, rethinking modern lifestyles based on production and consumption,3 reforming governance and political systems4 and challenging capitalism,5 the overshadowing argument for NbS holds that humans and nature cannot be treated separately. This especially holds considering the feedbacks and interdependencies … Topics: Climate Change