Climate Resilient Honiara: Nature-based solutions
This report examines the potential role of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in contributing to a portfolio of actions aimed at enhancing the climate resilience of Honiara’s urban residents; as well as proposing specific NbS actions that are appropriate for local context. The conceptual designs highlighted in the report have been informed by a number of site visits; consultations with local and national Government, NGOs and CSOs, and local communities; and participatory design studios held in both Honiara and Melbourne [using 2017 LiDAR data provided by the SI Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS)]. The analysis was also framed by two important local agendas: the potential for Honiara City Council (HCC) to develop an urban greening/liveability strategy, and SPREP’s ‘Planning for Ecosystem-based Adaptation’project. The developmental process for the designs has also been cognisant of Honiara’s Local Planning Scheme (2015, to be updated in 2020) and the Greater Honiara Urban Development Strategy and Action Plan (promoted by the ADB and Solomon Islands Government).