October 4 Webinar on Nature-Based Solutions

Place: Online 
Date: October 4, 2017 (from 13.00 to 14.30 CET)

Nature-Based Solutions: Pandora box or reconciling concept? 

Update (2017/10/06) All video recordings of the webinar can be seen here.

As a follow-up of the Joint Foresight Workshop « Social Innovation and Nature-Based Solutions » that was held in Brussels in December 2016(see here), EKLIPSE and BiodivERsA, are inviting you to join a free webinar focused on NBS.

NBS has a high potential to address environmental and social challenges but is not very well known as a concept even though many organisations may already be working on similar approaches but under different names. As a consequence, EKLIPSE & BiodivERsA would like to further support the debate with this coming webinar: (1) to bring some background on the plurality of views and the existing typology, (2) to illustrate that with examples, (3) to explain a few key principles for effective implementation, and (4) to identify limitations and remaining questions. The main objective is to stimulate exchange on NBS and to further raise awareness on the results of the Workshop on Social innovation and Nature-Based Solutions in particular on the debate on NBS typology, benefits and limitations. The organisers invite all researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and businesses interested in knowing more about NBS to join us in this discussion via this one and a half hour webinar.

The webinar will include the following five presentations followed by a Questions & Answers session:

  • BiodivERsA– Hilde Eggermont: Framing of the Nature-based solutions Concept and guidance for effective implementation (20’)
  • IUCN– Radhika Murti: Examples of Nature-based solutions (20’)
  • ECDG Research and Innovation: Examples from current EU funded demonstration projects  (20’)
  • Workshop participant: Testimonial on the Social Innovation and Nature-based Solutions workshop (TBC) (10′)
  • EKLIPSE – Carsten Neßhöver: Presentation of Research needs identified in the workshop (TBC) (10′)

EKLIPSE is a H2020 funded project that aims to develop an innovative and self-sustainable EU support mechanism for evidence-based and evidence-informed policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services. A major function covered by EKLIPSE is the identification of research needs and emerging issues.

BiodivERsA is the network of national and regional programmers and funders of research on biodiversity, ecosystem services and Nature-based solutions from 21 European countries. It elaborates a strategic vision and implementation plan that identifies priority topics and actions to be jointly addressed over the coming years. BiodivERsA is funded under the Horizon 2020 programme as an ERA-NET COFUND scheme.

For any questions about this event, you can contact Estelle Balian ([email protected]) or Lise Goudeseune ([email protected]).

Register here!