About the Pacific Institute
Founded in 1987, the Pacific Institute is a global water sustainability think tank in Oakland, California that combines science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local, national, and international efforts in developing sustainable water policies. Our mission is to create and
advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. From working with Fortune 500 companies to disenfranchised communities, we lead local, national, and international efforts in developing sustainable water policies and delivering meaningful results.
Anticipated 2019/2020 Work
Lead the development of a project on nature-based solutions. Anticipated activities include the following:
• Review, analyze, and synthesize case studies to develop a framework and/or methodology to quantify the benefits of nature-based solutions, with a focus on carbon and water, along with other potential co-benefits (e.g., poverty/livelihoods, etc.);
• Coordinate an expert advisory group and stakeholder engagement to solicit feedback on the draft framework and/or methodology;
• Pilot test the framework and/or methodology in different regions of the world and compile lessons learned; and
• Participate in international climate and water fora to engage stakeholders and present project outcomes.
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