Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation


This domain will initiate and sustain dialogue among the various stakeholders (private and public sector, architects, practitioners, policy maker), on nature-based solutions in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The dialogue will address integrated and holistic solutions that meet both adaptation and mitigation objectives and are applicable across different sectors such as integrating materials, green and blue infrastructure, and enhancing ecosystems. Natural resources management and cost-effectiveness enhancement of NBS in order to address societal and environmental challenges such as developing low cost, low maintenance and low carbon emissions solutions to climate change challenges. Integration of new and innovative approaches and Methods for robust monitoring of the performance and assessment of the impact of deployed NBS will be examined.

Cooling our Cities: Advances in Science and Design for the Mitigation of Urban Heat, M. Santamouris - ThinkNature Webinar 2

This recording concerns the first presentation about mitigating climate change in urban areas, presented by Mattheos Santamouris during the second ThinkNature webinar at 14/3/2019 about "Technology and Practice of NBS". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS.

Effective Practices and New Concepts in the Design and Implementation of NBS - ThinkNature Webinar 2

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on March 19, 2019 - 4:45pm

This document concerns the third presentation about NBS water-related practices, presented by Dimitra Theochari during the second ThinkNature webinar about "Technology and Practice of NBS". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS.

Technology and Practice on NBS - ThinkNature Webinar 2

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on March 19, 2019 - 4:40pm

This document concerns the second presentation about NBS landscape practices, presented by Tom Armour during the second ThinkNature webinar about "Technology and Practice of NBS". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS. In the context of this webinar, the above-mentioned issues were presented by major NBS experts and the attendees had the opportunity to participate in short surveys and pose their own questions regarding the presented issues to the speakers.

Cooling our Cities: Advances in Science and Design for the Mitigation of Urban Heat - ThinkNature Webinar 2

Submitted by Somarakis Giorgos on March 19, 2019 - 4:31pm

This document concerns the first presentation about mitigating climate change in urban areas, presented by Mattheos Santamouris during the second ThinkNature webinar about " Technology and Practice of NBS ". This webinar invited scientists, potential NBS practitioners, market actors and end users, to discover aspects relevant to technology and practice of NBS.

TOWARDS ELECTIONS

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Submitted by Katerina Lilli on February 4, 2019 - 11:31am

The EU has heavily invested in projects to renature cities.
After the European elections, a new executive will head the EU. What will happen to the NBS policy?

Consultation on IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

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Submitted by Katerina Lilli on February 4, 2019 - 11:23am

A public consultation on IUCN’s Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions is now open.

This standard aims to create a common understanding and consensus on what constitutes a good nature-based solutions. It is intended to be a simple yet robust hands-on tool that informs the planning, design and implementation of nature-based solutions, especially as an alternative to other types of development interventions such as hard infrastructure. In doing so, the standard will support wider uptake of the nature-based solutions concept.

EKLIPSE Call for Experts

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Submitted by Katerina Lilli on February 4, 2019 - 11:16am

EKLIPSE is inviting experts to join an expert working group to support the negotiators from the EU and its Member States to provide relevant comment on the IPBES Global assessment Summary for Policy-Makers (SPM).

In May 2019, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will hold its 7th Plenary Session. During this meeting, representatives of 130 Governments will be presented, for discussion and possible approval, with a definitive new global synthesis of the state of nature, ecosystems and nature’s contributions to people.

Discussion - Q&A, E.Cohen-Shacham, N.Nikolaidis, N.Kabisch, FORTH - ThinkNature Webinar 1

This recording concerns the discussion and Q&A section during the first ThinkNature webinar at 17/1/2019 about "NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits". This webinar invited scientists, business/market actors, policy makers and authorities’/organizations’ representatives to discover the concept, practices and benefits of NBS. In the context of this webinar, the above-mentioned issues were presented by major NBS experts and the attendees had the opportunity to participate in short surveys and pose their own questions regarding the presented issues to the speakers.

Multiple benefits of Nature-based Solutions, N. Kabisch - ThinkNature Webinar 1

This recording concerns the third presentation about multiple benefits of NBS, presented by Nadja Kabisch during the first ThinkNature webinar at 17/1/2019 about "NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits". This webinar invited scientists, business/market actors, policy makers and authorities’/organizations’ representatives to discover the concept, practices and benefits of NBS.