Explore the issues that must be addressed to help ensure that the design, governance and implementation of nature-based solutions (NbS) are just and equitable in the second of the SEI NbS briefs. The authors outline five principles to incorporate in NbS to achieve these goals, and present a case study from a semi-informal settlement in Kenya.
Explore the equity, financial, and scalar dimensions of nature-based solutions (NbS) in this introductory brief; the first piece in a four-part series that critically analyses NbS and highlights key gaps in the existing literature.
Michael Boyland is a Research Fellow at SEI Asia working on climate change, disasters and development. Michael also leads the International Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk, awarded by the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme and hosted by SEI.
Since joining SEI in 2014, Michael has been working to better understand the connections between disaster risk, climate change and development, and how societies can enact transformations for more equitable, resilient and sustainable development. His work also focuses on the gender and social equity dimensions of risk and resilience, for example through understanding how women, children and ethnic minorities are particularly at risk to climate change and disasters. Michael researches these issues across Southeast Asia, with a focus on the Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar. Michael is a recognized IRDR Young Scientist, and he holds a Master’s degree (distinction) in Disasters, Adaptation and Development, awarded by King’s College London.