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The true value of trees and urban forests is much more than the sticker amount

Urban trees have assigned values in case they are damaged or killed, but experts say that these price tags on trees in communities do not reflect the true value. Trees are vitally important in mitigating…

New Resource: Small and Rural Communities Climate Action Guidebook

Came across a new resource for small to medium size municipalities and wanted to share as this could be of benefit to small and rural communities using the Green Communities Guide. This resource mentions…

Have your say on Calgary's drought resiliency

The City of Calgary is seeking feedback on its drought resiliency plan and preparedness. Climate change in Calgary and the surrounding watershed means warmer winters and less snow, compounded by hotter…

NBS can save lives through climate resiliency, WWF and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

WWF and IFRC released a joint report entitled Working with Nature to Protect People. According to the report, NBS could reduce the intensity of climate and weather-related hazards by more than 25%,…

New Case Study Added

Check out our newest case study on the Green Communities Guide - Conservation Easement & NBS in Residential Development: Edmonton. This case study looks at the Larch Park residential development and adjacent…

Use of NBS expanded by Canadian farmers through ALUS program

ALUS works with farmers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island to increase climate change resiliency in rural areas. Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)…

A call for a framework for trading social and environmental benefits of NBS

NBS have clear benefits to the environment and the fight against climate change, while also providing co-benefits to health and community. The issue is often how to fund these initiatives. This article proposes…

New case study on NBS in residential development PLUS a conservation easement

NBS overlooked in the fight against climate change

Despite being "cheaper and more effective than any engineering alternatives," while also bringing co-benefits in term of biodiversity and carbon sequestration, NBS still face a lack of political will…

NBS to the rescue: biodiversity in the face of increasing urbanization

Since 1975, the green space in Dhaka (capital of Bangladesh) has been reduced by 46%. NBS can help to restore urban green space, mitigate the impacts of climate change, including the heat island effect…