Nature-based solutions policy brief - jobs and livelihoods

UNDP has been implementing NbS to support climate adaptation and mitigation and biodiversity conservation throughout LAC. These projects provide a strong evidence base of the job and livelihood benefits of investments in NbS, including direct job creation, new livelihood opportunities, and increased incomes from PES, certification, biodiversity-friendly products, and increased productivity.

This policy brief was developed by the Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs by Laura Kuhl and Alaina Boyle with contributions from Claudia Ortiz, Montserrat Xilotl, Simone Bauch, Santiago Carrizosa, Alexandra Fischer, and Radhika Dave, Regional Technical Advisors for Adaptation and Ecosystems and Biodiversity in UNDP.