We recommend you five video presentations on Nature-Based Solutions which had been realized during the “Nature-Based Solutions: Pandora box or reconciling concept?” free webinar organized by our partners EKLIPSE & BiodivERsA on 4 October 2017.
This was a follow-up of the Joint Foresight Workshop « Social Innovation and Nature-Based Solutions » that was held in Brussels in December 2016(see here).
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 supported the debate with this webinar. During the webinar, the organisers (1) brought some background on the plurality of views and the existing typology, (2) illustrated that with examples, (3) explained a few key principles for effective implementation, and (4) identified 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. Overall, they stimulated exchange on NBS and further raised awareness of the challenges and opportunities of NBS.
The video playlist includes 4 presentation and a Questions & Answers session:
- Video 1 – BiodivERsA– Hilde Eggermont: Framing of the Nature-based solutions Concept and guidance for effective implementation
- Video 2 – IUCN– Gretchen Walters: Examples of Nature-based solutions
- Video 3 – Sofie Vandewoestijne ECDG Research and Innovation: Examples from current EU funded demonstration projects
- Video 4 EKLIPSE – Carsten Neßhöver: Presentation of Research needs identified in the workshop (TBC)
- Video 5 – Questions & Answers
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.