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Webinar: "Nature- based solutions: Pandora's box or reconciling concept?" Webinar

EKLIPSE - BiodivERsA Webinar, 4th of October 2017

"Nature-based Solutions:
Pandora box or reconciling concept?"

More information:
www.eklipse-mechanism.eu
www.biodiversa.org

EKLIPSE - BiodivERsA Webinar - Questions to the Panel

Actions: Carbon Sequestration, Coastal Resilience, Enhancing Ecosystems' Insurance Value, Sustainable use of Matter & Energy, Urban Regeneration, Watershed Management & Ecosystem Restoration, Well-being in Urban Areas

Ecosystem Services: Coastal, Ecosystem Services: Continental, Ecosystem Services: Cropland, Ecosystem Services: Grassland, Ecosystem Services: Heathland and shrub, Ecosystem Services: Marine inlets and transitional waters, Ecosystem Services: Open ocean, Ecosystem Services: Rivers and lakes, Ecosystem Services: Sparsely vegetated land, Ecosystem Services: Urban, Ecosystem Services: Wetlands, Ecosystem Services: Woodland and forest

Goals: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS, Risk Management and Resilience, Sustainable Urbanisation in cities

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Webinar: "Nature- based solutions: Pandora's box or reconciling concept?" Webinar

EKLIPSE - BiodivERsA Webinar, 4th of October 2017

"Nature-based Solutions:
Pandora box or reconciling concept?"

More information:
www.eklipse-mechanism.eu
www.biodiversa.org

"Social Innovation and NbS - Some key results : Research needs" Carsten Nesshover

Actions: Carbon Sequestration, Coastal Resilience, Enhancing Ecosystems' Insurance Value, Sustainable use of Matter & Energy, Urban Regeneration, Watershed Management & Ecosystem Restoration, Well-being in Urban Areas

Ecosystem Services: Coastal, Ecosystem Services: Continental, Ecosystem Services: Cropland, Ecosystem Services: Grassland, Ecosystem Services: Heathland and shrub, Ecosystem Services: Marine inlets and transitional waters, Ecosystem Services: Open ocean, Ecosystem Services: Rivers and lakes, Ecosystem Services: Sparsely vegetated land, Ecosystem Services: Urban, Ecosystem Services: Wetlands, Ecosystem Services: Woodland and forest

Goals: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS, Risk Management and Resilience, Sustainable Urbanisation in cities

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Webinar: "Nature- based solutions: Pandora's box or reconciling concept?" Webinar

EKLIPSE - BiodivERsA Webinar, 4th of October 2017

"Nature-based Solutions:
Pandora box or reconciling concept?"

More information:
www.eklipse-mechanism.eu
www.biodiversa.org

"EU Research and Innovation Agenda on NbS" - Sofie Vandewoestijne

Actions: Carbon Sequestration, Coastal Resilience, Enhancing Ecosystems' Insurance Value, Sustainable use of Matter & Energy, Urban Regeneration, Watershed Management & Ecosystem Restoration, Well-being in Urban Areas

Ecosystem Services: Coastal, Ecosystem Services: Continental, Ecosystem Services: Cropland, Ecosystem Services: Grassland, Ecosystem Services: Heathland and shrub, Ecosystem Services: Marine inlets and transitional waters, Ecosystem Services: Open ocean, Ecosystem Services: Rivers and lakes, Ecosystem Services: Sparsely vegetated land, Ecosystem Services: Urban, Ecosystem Services: Wetlands, Ecosystem Services: Woodland and forest

Goals: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS, Risk Management and Resilience, Sustainable Urbanisation in cities

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Webinar: "Nature- based solutions: Pandora's box or reconciling concept?" Webinar

EKLIPSE - BiodivERsA Webinar, 4th of October 2017

"Nature-based Solutions:
Pandora box or reconciling concept?"

More information:
www.eklipse-mechanism.eu
www.biodiversa.org

"NbS: concept and guidance for effective implementation", Hilde Eggermont

Actions: Carbon Sequestration, Coastal Resilience, Enhancing Ecosystems' Insurance Value, Sustainable use of Matter & Energy, Urban Regeneration, Watershed Management & Ecosystem Restoration, Well-being in Urban Areas

Ecosystem Services: Coastal, Ecosystem Services: Continental, Ecosystem Services: Cropland, Ecosystem Services: Grassland, Ecosystem Services: Heathland and shrub, Ecosystem Services: Marine inlets and transitional waters, Ecosystem Services: Open ocean, Ecosystem Services: Rivers and lakes, Ecosystem Services: Sparsely vegetated land, Ecosystem Services: Urban, Ecosystem Services: Wetlands, Ecosystem Services: Woodland and forest

Goals: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS, Risk Management and Resilience, Sustainable Urbanisation in cities

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Webinar: "Nature- based solutions: Pandora's box or reconciling concept?" Webinar

EKLIPSE - BiodivERsA Webinar, 4th of October 2017

"Nature-based Solutions:
Pandora box or reconciling concept?"

More information:
www.eklipse-mechanism.eu
www.biodiversa.org

Nature based Solutions : Case Studies - Gretchen Walters

Actions: Carbon Sequestration, Coastal Resilience, Enhancing Ecosystems' Insurance Value, Sustainable use of Matter & Energy, Urban Regeneration, Watershed Management & Ecosystem Restoration, Well-being in Urban Areas

Ecosystem Services: Coastal, Ecosystem Services: Continental, Ecosystem Services: Cropland, Ecosystem Services: Grassland, Ecosystem Services: Heathland and shrub, Ecosystem Services: Marine inlets and transitional waters, Ecosystem Services: Open ocean, Ecosystem Services: Rivers and lakes, Ecosystem Services: Sparsely vegetated land, Ecosystem Services: Urban, Ecosystem Services: Wetlands, Ecosystem Services: Woodland and forest

Goals: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS, Risk Management and Resilience, Sustainable Urbanisation in cities

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Forest Landscape Restoration in Rwanda Video

Rwanda recognizes the importance of forest landscapes for its socio-economic transformation goals. The Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy - EDPRS2 and the Vision 2020 provide a roadmap for forest cover increase up to 30% of the total country. To date, Rwanda has about 28.8% forest cover (of which 37 percent are humid natural forests and Savannahs). In 2004, forest cover was 19.6% meaning we have registered a growth of 1% per year for the last decade.

Forest Landscape Restoration in Rwanda

Actions: Enhancing Ecosystems' Insurance Value

Ecosystem Services: Grassland, Ecosystem Services: Wetlands, Ecosystem Services: Woodland and forest

Goals: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS

Impacts: Biodiversity, Conservation, Goods, Land use change, Protected areas

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Cache La Poudre River Restoration through Partnerships Video

This video showcases the work of the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department's restoration at McMurry and North Shields Ponds, lowering unnaturally steep riverbanks and removing an abandoned diversion structure which improved the habitat on the Cache la Poudre River. In 2014, the Natural Areas Department received two Blue Grama awards from the Colorado Open Space Alliance for their outstanding conservation work.

Cache La Poudre River Restoration through Partnerships

Actions: Watershed Management & Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem Services: Rivers and lakes

Goals: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS

Impacts: Biodiversity, Direct use value, Land management, Nature-based solutions

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Medmery managed realignment scheme Video

Medmerry is the largest UK sea realignment scheme project. The new sea defences will significantly reduce the risk to 350 homes, local infrastructure and the main road into Selsey. This groundbreaking project has also provided the opportunity to create more than 180 hectares of important new wildlife habitat which compensates for the loss of similar conservation areas in and around the Solent.

Medmery managed realignment scheme

Actions: Coastal Resilience, Enhancing Ecosystems' Insurance Value

Ecosystem Services: Coastal

Goals: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS, Risk Management and Resilience

Impacts: Biodiversity, Climate change, Heritage (cultural and natural), Land management, Nature-based solutions, Resilience

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ThinkNature Project on Nature-based Solutions Video

The ThinkNature project animation explains what Nature-based Solutions (NBS) are and how the ThinkNature Project and Platform aim to use this NBS as a better instrument to overcome development challenges and needs. Nature-based Solutions are an important topic on the EU Research and Innovation policy agenda. The ThinkNature project is part of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and has received funding under grant agreement No 730338. The objective of the ThinkNature project is the development of a platform that supports the understanding and the promotion of Nature-based Solutions (NBS). NBS are defined by the EU as solutions that are 'inspired and supported by nature, which are cost-effective, simultaneously provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience. Such solutions bring more, and more diverse, nature and natural features and processes into cities, landscapes, and seascapes, through locally adapted, resource-efficient and systemic interventions' (source: The EU Research and Innovation policy agenda on Nature-Based Solutions).

ThinkNature Project on Nature-based Solutions

Actions: Carbon Sequestration, Coastal Resilience, Enhancing Ecosystems' Insurance Value, Sustainable use of Matter & Energy, Urban Regeneration, Watershed Management & Ecosystem Restoration, Well-being in Urban Areas

Goals: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Using NbS, Risk Management and Resilience, Sustainable Urbanisation in cities

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ThinkNature Message Tree