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Federal Cost-Benefit Analysis Policies for Evaluating Nature-Based Solutions

January 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

US federal agencies use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to make decisions about the types of infrastructure projects to implement. Current federal CBA policies tend to favor gray infrastructure projects over Nature-based Solutions (NbS). Join the third session of the Nature-Based Solutions: Current Issues webinar series to hear from experts working with the federal government to think about how these policies might be updated to enable more NbS projects to get implemented.

This webinar series is being hosted by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) and the Resilience Roadmap Project at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, and we are very pleased to have the Coastal Flood Resilience Project co-hosting this session.

Jeff Peterson (moderator), Co-Facilitator, Coastal Flood Resilience Project
Jessie Ritter, Senior Director, Water Resources and Coastal Policy, National Wildlife Foundation
Melissa Samet, Senior Water Resources Counsel, National Wildlife Federation
Sarah Murdock, Director, US Climate Adaptation Policy, The Nature Conservancy
Jordan Fischbach, Director, Planning and Policy Research, Water Institute of the Gulf

Nature-based solutions are actions to protect, manage, or restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges. These solutions are varied and multi-purpose, and are important tools to simultaneously benefit both people and nature. Interest in NbS is growing from both the public and private sectors, as is the desire to scale up implementation—so conversations around NbS effectiveness, execution, funding, and policies are more crucial than ever. Explore current NbS issues, discover promising practices, and hear from experts working in this field during a new webinar series: Nature-Based Solutions: Current Issues. The series is organized by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership and the Resilience Roadmap project.





Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
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