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Talks 4 Action

Talks 4 Action

By Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction

Talks 4 Action will bring you on a journey to highlight how Nature is playing an important role in the climate talks at key events such as the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction this year. Each Talks 4 Action episode will focus on different ways that Nature-based Solutions contribute to increasing disaster and climate resilience. You will hear a wide range of perspectives from around the world on how Nature is being applied as a solution to pressing climate and disaster issues, from voices from the field, to humanitarian perspectives and UN Climate advisors. Our Episode 5 is out now!
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Nature-based Solutions: spotlight on social equity, finance and scale
Nature-based Solutions: spotlight on social equity, finance and scale
Welcome to Talks 4 Action Episode 5! “Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has acquired the power to transform his environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale. Both aspects of man's environment, the natural and the man-made, are essential to his well-being and to the enjoyment of basic human rights the right to life itself.” (Stockholm Declaration, 1972) On the 2nd to the 3rd of June, #Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. Nature-based solutions (NbS) have recently emerged as a key environmental action to address societal challenges. In this episode, we discuss some of the promises and pitfalls of NbS with a special spotlight on social equity, finance and scale. Nathalie Doswald, EbA and Eco-DRR Expert at the Disasters and Conflicts Branch (UNEP), will guide you through a conversation with Karina Barquet, Senior Research Fellow and Team Leader of the Water, Coasts and Ocean group at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Headquarters, and Jonathan Green, Senior Researcher of the Sustainable Consumption and Production team. To learn more: 1. Principles for Just Nature-based Solutions (SEI, 2022): www.sei.org/publications/princi…re-based-solutions/ 2. Towards multifunctionality: adaptation beyond the nature–society dichotomy (SEI, 2022): www.sei.org/publications/toward…multifunctionality/ 3. Spotlight on social equity, finance and scale: Promises and pitfalls of nature-based solutions (SEI, 2021): www.sei.org/publications/spotli…re-based-solutions/ #NatureforResilience #NaturebasedSolutions #Talks4Action #Stockholm+50 This podcast was produced by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support by the European Commission.
29:44
May 23, 2022
Nature-based Solutions in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Nature-based Solutions in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Welcome to the 4th episode of Talks 4 Action. With our two distinguished guests, we will discuss Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The new Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) is currently being discussed and will be negotiated in March, for adoption at COP 15 in Kunming. Are NbS, as long as diverse societal challenges, represented in the GBF? What are the linkages between disasters and their risks? How can the GBF be implemented? Nathalie Doswald, EbA and Eco-DRR Expert at the Resilience to Disasters and Conflicts Global Support Branch (UNEP), will guide you through a conversation with Huw Beynon, Deputy Chief of the UNDRR New York Liaison Office, and Anna Willingshofer, policy advisor at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). List of Acronyms: CBD = Convention on Biological Diversity COP 15 = The Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties GBF = Global Biodiversity Framework IUCN = The International Union for Conservation of Nature NbS = Nature-based Solutions SDG = Sustainable Development Goals UNDRR = the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Documents mentioned in the podcast: Zero draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework: https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/efb0/1f84/a892b98d2982a829962b6371/wg2020-02-03-en.pdf Updated zero draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework: https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/3064/749a/0f65ac7f9def86707f4eaefa/post2020-prep-02-01-en.pdf First draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework: https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/abb5/591f/2e46096d3f0330b08ce87a45/wg2020-03-03-en.pdf Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: https://www.undrr.org/publication/sendai-framework-disaster-risk-reduction-2015-2030 Words Into Action on Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction: https://www.preventionweb.net/files/74082_naturebasedsolutionsfordrr20210624c.pdf the Kunming Declaration : https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/df35/4b94/5e86e1ee09bc8c7d4b35aaf0/kunmingdeclaration-en.pdf #NatureforResilience #NaturebasedSolutions #Talks4Action #COP15 #DisasterRiskReduction This podcast was produced by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support by the European Commission.
29:09
March 21, 2022
Women and Nature-based Solutions #BreakTheBias
Women and Nature-based Solutions #BreakTheBias
Welcome to Talks 4 Action Episode 3! In honor of International Women’s day, this episode talks about #Breakingthebias, gender issues, and Nature-based Solutions. Both our two distinguished guests share their experiences, inspiring stories, challenges and achievements of breaking gender biases in their field of working on Nature-based Solutions. Nathalie Doswald, EbA and Eco-DRR Expert at the Disasters and Conflicts Branch (UNEP), will guide you through a conversation with Marion Iceduna, manager of a consortium in Uganda under the Partners for Resilience(PfR) alliance comprised of CARE, CORDAID and Wetlands International, and Verónica Ruiz Garcia, Programme Manager, Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction, IUCN. *Please note that 06:14-06:18 should be “Access, Control and Ownership of land and other Natural resources is limited for women.” #NatureforResilience #NaturebasedSolutions #Talks4Action #DisasterRiskReduction #BreakTheBias This podcast was produced by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support by the European Commission.
31:04
March 11, 2022
From CoP26 to the Global Platform - NbS Highlights
From CoP26 to the Global Platform - NbS Highlights
In this episode we will discuss Nature-based Solution (NbS) highlights at the CoP26 and the role of NbS at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Moreover, we will take a closer look at the link between NbS for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. Nathalie Doswald, EbA and Eco-DRR Expert at the Resilience to Disasters and Conflicts Global Support Branch (UNEP), will guide you through a conversation with Dr. Koko Warner, lead on adaptation knowledge & vulnerability at UN Climate and Dr. Animesh Kumar, head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. You can find the Glasgow Climate Pact here: https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/cop26_auv_2f_cover_decision.pdf #NatureforResilience #NaturebasedSolutions #Talks4Action #COP26 #DisasterRiskReduction This podcast was produced by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support by the European Commission.
27:39
November 26, 2021
Nature-based Solutions through a humanitarian lens
Nature-based Solutions through a humanitarian lens
In our first episode we will focus on Nature-based Solutions through a humanitarian lens. Nathalie Doswald, EbA and Eco-DRR Expert at the Resilience to Disasters and Conflicts Global Support Branch (UNEP), will guide you through a conversation with Ninni Ikkala Nyman, Senior Officer Nature-based Solutions for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Anton Jöhr, DRR Advisor for the Swiss Red Cross.     You con find our free online course here: https://bit.ly/3pDvj77 #NatureforResilience               This podcast was produced by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with support by the European Commission.
27:18
October 21, 2021