Posted on November 17, 2020 by Sasha Lishansky
|Authoring Organizations:||Pacific Institute|
|Applicable Tags:||Nature-Based Solutions|
|Last Updated||May 17, 2021|
By sharing your nature-based solution (NBS) story, you show that it is possible to create healthy, productive landscapes where nature and people thrive in a cost-effective way. By assessing the “full value” of your NBS project and demonstrating cost savings, you help mainstream NBS as a viable alternative to traditional engineered solutions. Sharing your NBS story also leads to high rewards for the implementing organization by demonstrating environmental leadership, building reputation, and leading to new partnerships.
This Lesson Learned is based on Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds Landscape Assessment, 2020; and Incorporating Multiple Benefits into Water Projects: A Guide for Water Managers, 2020.
Sharing your project story can:
The Five Rivers Reserve Project is the result of a partnership between BHP Billiton, Conservation International, and the Tasmanian Land Conservancy to conserve and manage 11,000 hectares of land in Tanzania, Australia. The organizations involved in the project have used a broad spectrum of materials to share their NBS story. The Tasmanian Land Conservancy regularly publishes blog posts about the species that are being protected on the Five Rivers Reserve in its In Our Nature blog, using photographs and maps to tell compelling stories. It also shares detailed information on decision making, data collection and benefit quantification. BHP Billiton is able to share this NBS story as part of its broader social responsibility strategy through press releases, inclusion in its sustainability reports, and an engaging video that features images of the Five Rivers Reserve landscape.
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This lesson learned reflects the beliefs and experiences of the author, not necessarily the Pacific Institute, CEO Water Mandate, or UN Global Compact.