Natural Solutions Toolkit
Spatial decision tools and web apps to catalyze conservation
With rapid rates of habitat loss, the threat of climate change, and dwindling public resources, there is an increasing need to inform decisions with sound science. The Nature Conservancy, along with global, regional and local partners, have developed a powerful spatial decision support tool and suite of web apps, called the Natural Solutions Toolkit, that puts scientific information in the hands of public agencies, communities and key stakeholders.
Programs & Projects
Click on the icons below for more information about the variety of programs and projects that use the Toolkit:
A Coastal Resilience program supports practitioners around the world who are working to address coastal hazards, particularly sea level rise and storm surge, with adaptation and risk mitigation solutions
Mapping Ocean Wealth explores and maps global ecosystem services such as fishery production, carbon sequestration, natural coastal protection, and recreation and tourism in determining global and regional ocean wealth
The Blueways Conservation decision support tool supports marine biodiversity conservation by providing a series of apps in support of decision-making processes that enhance the management of our oceans.
Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) provides a snapshot of a country’s potential to mitigate climate change relative to their commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement. NCS illustrates mitigation pathways that reduce CO2 levels through restoration, avoided conversion, and improved management of forest, wetland, and grassland ecosystems.
With a common goal of highlighting the value of nature in reducing risk and enhancing resilience in cities, counties, provinces, states, and across nations, the Toolkit provides effective communications in science and technology across environments