Nature-Based Solutions in Mangrove: Community-Based Initiatives | online

Large flock of scarlet ibis, bright red birds, in front of a dense mangrove forest

Organized by Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), IUCN, and the Nature-Based Solutions for Climate and Biodiversity Community of Practice. This event may be available in both English and French.

Nature-Based Solutions in Mangrove Ecosystems: Exploring Best Practices and Approaches to Support Community-Based Initiatives

10 June 2024, 8:30-11:30 EDT

Mangroves are vital ecosystems that foster biodiversity, reduce climate risks such as coastal flooding and erosion, and support climate adaptation among adjacent coastal communities.

Yet a recent global assessment by IUCN indicates that more than half of the world’s mangrove ecosystems are at risk of collapse by 2050 due to climate risks such as sea-level rise and severe storms and other human induced threats such as deforestation, pollution, and development.

Organizations and community partners are working to restore and conserve vital mangrove ecosystems through a Nature-based Solutions (NbS) approach that seeks to deliver climate action while supporting biodiversity, social, and economic co-benefits and promotion of sustainable conservation initiatives in coastal communities.

In an effort to support capacity building for effective NbS initiatives in mangrove ecosystems, this session will offer:

  • Key findings of the IUCN’s newly released Global Mangrove Assessment
  • Best practices in mangrove conservation and restoration
  • Case studies on NbS initiatives in mangrove ecosystems
  • Application of Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) in mangrove ecosystems
  • Financing options for mangrove conservation

To request an accommodation or any other inquiries, please contact us at [email protected]

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Learn more about the value of mangrove forests in the IPBES Assessment report on the sustainable use of wild species: see the case study on page 633, the many mangrove services listed on page 634, and an illustrative transect of mangrove on page 635.


About the organizers

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Aga Khan Foundation Canada is a leading global development organization working to tackle the root causes of poverty.​

Since 1980, we have helped create strong community institutions that support sustainable, locally-driven initiatives to improve the lives of millions of people.​

This event is part of AKFC’s Speaker Series on Climate Change Resilience and the Nature-Based Solutions for Climate and Biodiversity Community of Practice, supported by Global Affairs Canada.

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Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of our more than 1,400 Member organisations and 16,000 experts. This diversity and expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

This event is co-organised by IUCN NAture-based Solutions for climate Adaptation: monitoring & impact evaluation (NAbSA).

IUCN supports ONet, and is an IPBES observer organisation and strategic partner.

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Nature-Based Solutions for Climate and Biodiversity Community of Practice

The Nature-Based Solutions for Climate and Biodiversity Community of Practice brings together organizations in Canada and their international partners to share their insights and expertise on implementing NbS for adaptation. It initiated following the Government of Canada’s announcement of allocating climate finance funding to NbS for adaptation projects that enhance gender equality and social inclusion and contribute to biodiversity co-benefits.

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Photo by Jerome Foster (drjayf) on iNaturalist: flock of scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) among the forest of Caroni Swamp, the largest mangrove wetland in Trinidad and Tobago.