Transforming cities, enhancing wellbeing: innovating with nature-based solutions

16 - 18 May 2018
A Coruña, Spain

A Coruña (Spain) will host a three-day event from 16-18 May 2018 on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) and green infrastructure, as part of a joint initiative by Connecting Nature and the Think Nature platform.

The dialogue event, titled “Transforming cities, enhancing wellbeing: innovating with nature-based solutions”, will provide a platform for cities, SMEs, civil society organisations and the research community to share experiences, showcase activities on nature-based solutions and green infrastructure, as well as identify potential synergies for more sustainable, resilient and healthy cities in Europe

The interactive sessions, along with inspirational talks and discussions, will focus on sustainable urbanisation in cities and restoration of degraded ecosystems; robust assessment of NBS impacts, creating the evidence base to inform urban policy-making; and, enhancing innovation potential through new governance and funding models for NBS.

Around 150 delegates, including representatives from the European Commission and other international institutions for funding, monitoring and evaluation of nature-based solutions, such as the United Nations Environment Programme, the European Investment Bank and the European Environmental Agency will also participate.

The University of A Coruña, in collaboration with the Municipality of A Coruña and the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, are co-organising the event.

Due to limited availability of seats, registration is mandatory. For more information and to register for the event, click here.