Nature Based Solutions: Tools for Europe and Central Asia
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (GMT+1)
Increasing urbanisation and climate change pose complex challenges to urban systems, requiring urgent attention worldwide. Recent studies, such as the one launched by the Commission on Global Adaptation, devise a way to increase the resilience of urban centers. Among the main recommendations is the use of nature-based solutions (NBS), which prove to be efficient alternatives to the urban challenges faced by local governments.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks. The webinar is part of a larger set of activities to support cities on their journey to reduce risk and build resilience, as well as an opportunity to provide an introduction to ICLEI Europe – one of the Core Partners of MCR2030 – and the service offered by NetworkNature which can support cities to progress along the resilience roadmap.
NetworkNature is the one-stop-resource for the nature-based solutions community that fosters dialogue and cooperation among this community as well as with new target audiences - all to improve the uptake of NBS across science, business, policy and practice. Experience from ICLEI and MCR2030 cities are shared below:
- The City of Belgrade Opportunities and Challenges
- Green Roof Strategy Hamburg
- The One-Stop-Resource Fornature-Based Solutions
- How Nature Based Solutions can contribute to Resilience
The first block sets the stage on Nature-based solutions and the tools available:
Daniela Rizzi - ICLEI Europe: Nature Based Solutions: What is it and how cities are using NBS to become more resilient
Bettina Wilk - ICLEI Europe: NetworkNature: Advancing nature-based solutions together
The second block showcases examples of cities using NBS to build resilience and climate change:
Deputy Mayor for Sustainable Development and International Relations, City of Tirana
Coordinator, Clever Cities, City of Hamburg
Founder, Centre for Experiments in Urban Studies, City of Belgrade
The discussions can be replayed online on the YouTube channel.