Nature-based Solutions to accelerate Sendai and beyond

This side event follows the session on Nature-based Solutions on the morning of the 26th of May. It will look cross-thematically at the Global Platform’s themes and address how Nature-based solutions can contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030 and what is still needed at country level. It will also look at what is needed beyond the current framework.

This in-person side event will discuss:

  • The importance of Nature-based Solutions during response and recovery after a disaster.  
  • The financing modalities available for Nature-based Solutions. 
  • The importance of monitoring and reporting on ecosystem (critical green infrastructure) loss in the Sendai Framework Monitor and how this might be done under targets C and D. 

Session Objectives

  1. Promote the importance of Nature-based Solutions in humanitarian contexts 
  2. Discuss financing for Nature-based Solutions and the role of Multilateral Development Banks 
  3. Identify how to report on Green Infrastructure under targets C and D of the Sendai Framework


  1. Ms. Nathalie Doswald - Senior Policy Advisor, Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction, UNEP 


  • Ms. Zita Sebesvari - Deputy Director, United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security 
  • Ms. Aleeza Wilkins - Representative of U.S. Focal Point for Sendai Reporting, Science for Disaster Reduction Interagency Working Group (U.S. National DRR Platform) 
  • Mr. Niels Holm Nielsen - Program Manager, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) 
  • Mr. Raymond Duijsens - Community Resilience Advisor, Netherlands Red Cross


Learn more

This will be an interactive event. We look forward to your participation. 

Where do we stand?

When a disaster happens, the response is usually short-term and aims to return to normal. However, this is a critical opportunity to Build Back Better and Greener. Nature-based Solutions are critical to enhance resilience, yet these are not mentioned in Priority for action 4 of the Sendai Framework.  

Session guiding questions

  1. What is the role and need for NbS in post-disaster response and recovery? 
  2. What financing opportunities exist for NbS implementation?  
  3. How important is it to monitor loss of critical green infrastructure in SFM? How can it be done?
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26 May 2022
16:30 - 18:00 (Bali UTC+8)


Singaraja Hall 2
BNDCC 1-1st Floor

Online access


Open to those registered for the conference


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Nathalie Doswald, Zita Sebesvari

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