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Nature-Based Solutions May Remain Under-Utilized in Indian Cities

June 28, 2016 |


By Sumetree Gajjar

“Cities are considered to be at the forefront of sustainability practices (Rosenzweig et al., 2010) aimed at addressing the impacts of global environmental change and socio-economic inequality. Recent developments in research on urban resilience promote ecological responses to climate change and other urban stressors (McPhearson et al., 2016; European Commission, 2015; Royal Society, 2014). Nature-based Solutions (or NBS) encompass a broad range of such ecological responses.

In India, the high level of economic inequality and recent droughts requires a rethink of the human-environment relationship…”

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