new report by WWF and the International Labour Organization (ILO) compiles international evidence through case studies and confirms the potential of nature-based solutions to drive a sustainable, job-intensive economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic.

The report urges policymakers to explore the potential of nature-based solutions and integrate them into their responses to Covid-19, and shows they are cost-effective solutions that will have a multiplier effect in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Cities the world over are facing unprecedented challenges that require of them to deal with the immediate effects of the pandemic as well as declining revenues which will have long-term negative impacts on their finances and ability to address infrastructure backlogs.

Nature-based solutions such as parks, urban food gardens, green roofs, green walls, greenbelts, river corridors, green and blue infrastructure and sustainable urban drainage systems offer municipalities the triple dividend of delivering climate, economic and social benefits in the context of long term recovery, post Covid-19.

Read the full report