Nature-based solutions (NBS) are increasingly recognized as effective and necessary approaches to meet the urgent climate mitigation and adaptation challenges facing the world. Despite this, NBS for adaptation have not yet been adopted or institutionalized in a widespread and consistent manner, especially when compared to traditional infrastructure.

This webinar, organized by World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), will present opportunities to capitalize on the growing political support for NBS and broaden mobilization of existing NBS initiatives for adaptation. Speakers will present and draw upon research featured in the new WRI working paper The Potential for Nature-Based Solutions Initiatives to Incorporate and Scale Climate Adaptation. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring diverse perspectives from NBS initiatives, funders, and relevant case studies.


  • Craig Hanson, Vice President for Food, Forests, Water, and the Ocean, WRI
  • John Matthews, Executive Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
  • Aloke Barnwal, Senior Climate Change Specialist, GEF
  • Lubaina Rangwala, Program Head, Urban Development & Resilience, WRI India
  • Teddie Kamoto, Deputy Director of Forestry, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change, Malawi
  • Stefanie Tye, Research Associate, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI
  • John-Rob Pool, Implementation Manager, Cities4Forests, WRI
  • Luciana Gallardo Lomeli, Research Associate, Initiative 20x20, WRI


  • Rebecca Carter, WRI Acting Director, Climate Resilience Practice


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