Dr. Shalini Dhyani is a principal scientist at the CSIR-National Environment Engineering Research Institute, India. She is Asia Vice Chair and Steering Committee member in the Commission on Ecosystems Management of IUCN. Shalini works on interlinkages between socio-ecological systems, following diverse knowledge systems and sustainability science approaches for ecosystem health assessments, and implementing nature-based solutions (NbS) for DRR and CCA. Shalini is experienced in multi-sectoral integration in climate-sensitive restoration for developing resilient landscapes, by improving corporate-community partnerships. She has been the lead author of the IPBES global thematic assessment on the sustainable use of wild species and the Asia-Pacific regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services. She has published many research papers, edited books, and popular articles on mainstreaming NbS in reducing biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, and disaster risks.