Urban Nature-based Solutions in Germany – experiences, successes and future challenges – Expert workshop
On 5 May 2020, the expert workshop "Urban nature-based solutions in Germany – experiences, successes and future challenges" will take place in Berlin as part of the NATURVATION project.
At the workshop, the most important project results from the NATURVATION project will be presented as a basis for discussions about future challenges, need for action and options for nature-based solutions (NBS) in Germany. Highlights will include a presentation of the findings from 150 German NBS case studies from the Urban Nature Atlas, as well as insights on innovative NBS financing, cooperation and governance examples from across Germany. These will be discussed together with experts from practice, politics, administration and research. Ideas on how NBS can be increasingly implemented in German cities - for the benefit of urban nature and citizens – will be jointly developed.
The event will be held in German.
NATURVATION: Under the direction of Durham University, the NATURVATION (Nature-Based Urban Innovation) project comprises 14 institutions throughout Europe working in the fields of urban development, innovation research, geography, ecology, environmental assessment and economics. The project also has partnerships with municipalities, non-governmental organisations and businesses. The project team is exploring what nature-based solutions can do in cities and how innovation takes place. An important component is working with communities and stakeholders to develop the knowledge and tools needed to realise the potential of nature-based solutions to achieve urban sustainability goals.