2021.11.3 WED

15:00 - 16:30


Nature-based Solutions to Combat Climate Change and Their Diverse Benefits

Ministry of the Environment Japan

Seminar abstract

Nature-based solutions (NbS) have been gaining more attention in climate change as integrated approaches that provide multiple benefits. With the country’s traditional value of coexistence of people and nature as well as the latest scientific innovations, Japan has been active in international cooperation in this field. Examples include JICA's bilateral support related to Eco-DRR and the Forest Research Institute's support in Southeast Asia.
This seminar will illustrate the diverse benefits of NbS when implemented as climate change countermeasures. Among Japan’s international cooperation efforts in this field, this seminar will highlight particularly good practices of climate change adaptation and their multiple benefits. In addition, other countries including beneficiary country of the international support and relevant organizations will share their views on the effectiveness of technical cooperation and the challenges they face in promoting NbS.

Actual speakers

  • ・Stewart Maginnis, IUCN
    ・Yasumasa HIRATA, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan (FFPRI)
    ・Peter BROTHERTON, Natural England
    ▼Online speakers
    ・Yutaka SHODA, Ministry of the Environment Japan (MoEJ)/[Video Message]
    ・Noriaki SAKAGUCHI, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    ・Stevko STEFANOSKI, Republic of North Macedonia
    ・Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
    ・Akiko ISHII, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC

2021.11.3 WEDTimetable

17:00 - 18:30