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, participants from other countries and organizations will join the session to share their views on the effectiveness of technical cooperation and the challenges they face in promoting NbS.
|Opening Remark||Shoda Yutaka, Ministry of the Environment, Japan|
|Presentations||Dorothée Herr, IUCN|
|Yasumasa HIRATA, Forestryand Forest Products Research Institute, Japan|
|Noriaki SAKAGUCHI, Japan International CooperationAgency (JICA)|
|Stevko Stefanoski, Republic of NorthMacedonia|
|Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)|
|Akiko Ishii, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC|
|Peter Brotherton, Natural England|
|MC: Akane MATSUO, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)|
|Panel Discussion||Moderator: Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)|