July 2022 | Climate Resilience
Suggested Citation: Mohanty, Abinash. 2022. Adapting to a Changing Climate Through Nature-Based Solutions. Under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022 R. Brears (ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51812-7_313-1
This chapter presents a grim reminder that actions on adaptation (and mitigation) are not sufficient yet, and there are gaps with regard to avoiding and reducing risks. With the world en route to face the harsher impacts of climate change through rising climate extremities and slow onset events, the chapter highlights the gaps in avoiding and reducing climate risks. Further, this chapter covers the sector-specific hazard-linked Nature-based solutions (NbS) and interventions that can be piloted and scaled in India to mitigate the extent of loss and damage caused due to hydro-met disasters. It highlights how these interventions will be pivotal in restoring, rehabilitating, and rejuvenating the ecosystems that can hinder the climate change impacts.