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Heading towards a nature-based future

How could my country look like if we were to embrace nature-based solutions? A reflection on the nature-based future challenge by team GO2V-NBF and their coaches David Mornout (MetaMeta) and Long Hoang (MetaMeta). Team members GO2V-NBF: Xinjue CUI, Songwen CHEN, Maria, Chenyue HE, Ruofei GUAN, Jiayi LI, Zhun LI, Qi RUAN. TheWaterChannel serves as media partner to this student challenge. This was the question that student teams from around the globe aimed to answer in the Nature-Based Future Challenge, organized by Wageningen University & Research. Interdisciplinary and international teams visualized a nature-based future for the delta of Bangladesh, showcasing innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges. Chittagong Hill Tracts One of the teams, GO2V-NBF, focused on the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) with the goal of transitioning from "development at the cost of nature" to a future of "nature-based prosperity." This region in Southeast Bangladesh faces significant challenges related to climate change, biodiversity loss, and socio-economic development. The increasing intensity of extreme… Continued

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