Launch of “Decent Work in Nature-based Solution 2022” Report

This first report in a biennial series on “Decent Work in Nature-based Solutions” is a partnership between ILO, UNEP and IUCN and will be launched at the CBD COP 15 in Montreal. This event will host a discussion on the role of the private sector in Africa in addressing and responding to the various dimensions and effects of climate change.

This event will launch the first edition of the report series “Decent work in Nature-based Solutions”, produced and published in collaboration between ILO, IUCN and UNEP. The report develops a robust framework for the assessment of employment in Nature-based Solutions (NbS), including the first empirical evaluation of current and potential future global employment in NbS. Moreover, the report shows how the Just Transition framework can be applied to promote decent work in NbS and examines the use of national statistics to measure different forms of work in NbS.

The event will take place in four parts. First, representatives of the three institutions (ILO, IUCN and UNEP) will deliver keynotes to launch the report. Second, the lead authors and editors of the report from the three institutions will present the key findings and recommendations of the report. Third, a few select speakers, including those representing the Global South, other UN Conventions (UNFCC, UNCCD), and case studies featured in the report, will provide their commentaries on the report. Fourth, the event will conclude with a brief presentation of next steps to continue this line of work and collaboration on the topic among the three organizations and beyond.
  • Nature-based solutions are "actions to protect, conserve, restore, sustainably use and manage natural or modified terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems which address social, economic and environmental challenges effectively and adaptively, while simultaneously providing human well-being, ecosystem services, resilience and biodiversity benefits (UNEP/EA.5/Res.5). Their focus on sustainability, effectiveness, and scalability make NbS one of the essential potential tools available to implement the Global Biodiversity Framework and ensure the transition and mainstreaming of nature necessary to achieve the 2050 Vision.
More details about the event are available here.