Ewa Iwaszuk, a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, held a presentation "Policy instruments to promote implementation of nature-based solutions" at a side-event "Nature-based solutions for building performance" during the global climate conference COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt). Ewa's presentation made the case that policy instruments and their governance act as critical enablers or barriers to adoption of nature-based solutions. She presented the Urban Governance Atlas that Ecologic Institute is currently developing in the frames of the INTERLACE project and discussed good practice examples of policy instruments from around the world that support the implementation of nature-based solutions at a building level.
The event "Nature-based solutions for building performance" was held in the Buildings Pavilion at COP27. The event featured speakers from policy and business as well as engineering experts and discussed how mainstreaming nature-based solutions in the building sector, can improve the sector's contribution to nature-positive economy. The speakers made the case for concrete technical guidance and skill development for professionals in construction sector; a dialogue between construction sector professional and the NBS professionals, including landscape planners, ecologists and policy experts; well-designed, locally appropriate policy instruments and action and guidance for nature-based solutions in building sector to be included in the countries' Nationally Determined Contributions.