Fit for Summer
How can nature-based solutions make communities more resilient?
6 June 2023 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
In Germany, climate adaptation measures have gained increasing attention due to recent extreme weather events, such as the flash flood in the Ahr valley in 2021 as well as heatwaves and droughts of recent years. In this context, nature-based solutions are increasingly in focus. Such solutions, e.g. multifunctional green spaces or green buildings, can achieve a buffer effect during heavy rainfall events or cooling effects in densely built-up inner cities within the framework of water-conscious urban development.
In the webinar "Fit for the summer: How can nature-based solutions make municipalities more resilient?", the opportunities that nature-based solutions offer municipalities will be discussed. Grit Diesing from the Berlin Rainwater Agency will explain Berlin's sponge city concept. Anya Schwammberger from the City of Jena will present the green climate oases in Jena. There will also be an exchange to identify the needs at the municipal level to be addressed in order to effectively implement nature-based solutions.
The webinar is organised by Ecologic Institute as part of the ReFoPlan project "Climate adaptation naturally! Nature-based solutions for municipalities" on behalf of the German Federal Environment Agency.
The webinar will be held in German without interpretation services.