Nature-Based Solutions Database  

Connecting communities around the world to share local solutions that work!

What is the Solutions Database?

Five continents, 500+ communities and thousands of ideas. Explore our Solutions Database to learn how outstanding local communities and indigenous peoples around the world are making possible the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through nature-based actions.

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Located in Hapare village of Chimanimani, Manicaland province Zimbabwe, the water harvesting and livelihoods initiative started in 2006 providing source water and livelihoods support to locals.…

Local capacity enterprise development in waste management focusing on eliminating POPs and minimizing wet waste from landfills through composting, packaging and utilization for organic farming.…

Liter of Light redesigns access to lighting for equatorial countries with 550 youth teams to build livelihoods using open-source solar technology that teaches green skills and empowers communities.…

KKC allowed 350 Indonesians to become change-makers, granted 50 scholarships to locals, collected 13.3 tones of trash, raised U$1.4k, avoided 3.5 ton of CO2 emission and raised 15%income of some staff…

Kasanka Trust works with communities surrounding Kasanka National Park to make the park self-sustaining and profitable for local people.…

JEG’s main purpose is to diversify local livelihoods for increased environmental conservation and job creation through promotion of cold trout fish farming, tree planting and capacity building…

It has helped support job creation on how to operate fish production system & has become largest aquaculture project in South Africa providing an alternative to rapidly diminishing wild fish stocks…

Institutionalization through capacity building of forest dependent indigenous people for conserving traditionally managed natural forest, improving their livelihoods and combating climate change.…

In order to halt the massive declines of vultures Bird Conservation Nepal and community people of Kawasoti, Nawalparasi pioneer the idea to begin Vulture Safe Feeding Site (called Jatay Restaurant).…

Hui Malama o Moomomi (HMM) is a grassroots Native Hawaiian community based initiative founded and led by Kelson "mac" Poepoe and created to care for and manage the fisheries of Moomomi, Molokai…

Establishing forest community concessions in North Kivu province that allows for the preservation of important forest areas through the empowerment of forest peoples and securing their rights.…

Engaging Maasai communities in the South Rift to protect and secure space for wildlife: by putting communities and their pastoralist ways first, empowered Maasai can reduce Human-wildlife conflict…

EcoPeace's Good Water Neighbors initiative is based on sets of cross-border partnering communities sharing a common water source, promoting environmental awareness & peace building…

Eco Custodian Advocates is using modern tools to share traditional knowledge and improve environmental management, by documenting stories and management practices through video and other medium.…

Diversifying alternative energy sources for household use and tobacco curing through promotion of giant timber bamboo and sound forest management through Assisted Natural Regeneration Sites.…

Cooking shouldn't kill nor destroy the natural environment. In rural Guatemala, 500 families are paving the way using fuel-efficient cookstoves to sustainably manage forests and breathe cleaner air.…

Community-based restoration and management of mangroves in Lap An Lagoon, Thua Thien Hue…

Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO Ltd),a manufacturers of It's Wild! food products: sustaining rural livelihoods and conservation compliance…

Community Baboon Sanctuary /Bel-Riv annual commercial Expo -Paving the way for sustainability and protection of habitats for Black Howler Monkeys through alternative economic livelihoods initiatives…

Co-management model with stamping limited eco-labels for a species of large crab locally named Gecarcoidea lalandii has conserved this species and ensured a stable income for residents.…