WG4 – Nature-based solutions (NbS) for safeguarding ES of small-medium islands 

The challenge of pursuing economic development whilst providing co-benefits to biodiversity and people is particularly felt in islands, which depend on external markets and tourism and are susceptible to natural disasters and climate change whilst having a constrained adaptation capacity.
NbS can be used to tackle key societal challenges whilst avoiding or mitigating the negative impacts of local and global stressors that threaten ES of small-medium islands.