Nature-based solutions: Convenient ignorance of the inconvenient truth
Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is one of the key focus areas of the upcoming 26th Conference of Parties (CoP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Glasgow. ‘We’re part of the solution #ForNature’ is also the slogan of the International Day for Biodiversity of the Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD) for 2021. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has been focussing on the concept of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) for each member country. All three Rio Conventions, namely UNFCCC, UNCCD and CBD, with over 200 member countries, are now urging the world to go back to Mother Earth for solutions, resurrection and resilience.