Environment and ecosystem approaches

An integrated approach to ecosystem services and the environment are key to ensuring sustainable development and maximising benefits from water bodies and terrestrial systems.

Building the policy frameworks, institutions and operational procedures for integrated or ecosystem approaches is a complex process. NFDS works with organisations, governments and partners in order to assist in developing these and negotiating ownership at the appropriate levels. NFDS prepares, for example, state of the environment reports, analyses transboundary, multi-sector issues and challenges and prepares strategic action plans for ocean and river basin ecosystems.