IFLA Europe session in Network Nature Annual Event Upscaling Nature-based Solutions in policy and practice, 27 September 2022 Brussels

IFLA Europe session in Network Nature Annual Event Upscaling Nature-based Solutions in policy and practice, 27 September 2022 Brussels

Network Nature Annual Conference will be held on 27 September 2022 in Brussels at the Museum of Natural Sciences, 29 Rue Vautier 1000 Brussels.

You can register for the physical event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/networknature-upscaling-nature-based-solutions-in-policy-and-practice-tickets-374175608317

NetworkNature invites the nature-based solutions community and other interested stakeholders from all target groups, including policy makers, scientific experts, civil society as well as investors and financing institutions, infrastructure planners and builders, landowners and natural resource managers to share and learn about the ways through which nature-based solutions (NBS) can be upscaled, through policy and practice, how different sectors can contribute, and the role of standards.

The event will focus on the Network Nature semester theme “Nature-based solutions and Standards”, to ensure the quality, effectiveness and scale of implementation that helps deliver the European Green Deal and the challenges related to biodiversity, climate change and socio-economic development. Further, the event will take stock of the outcomes and learnings of the H2020 projects on NBS for water and climate resilience.

Exchange of knowledge, capacity building and dialogue across stakeholders and sectors is key to developing joint action for upscaling NBS. The NetworkNature Annual Event will provide the opportunity to learn more about the state-of-the art developments in NBS evidence, practice and policy.

The parallel sessions in the afternoon will provide space for an interactive exchange on developing standard(s) around NBS, quality criteria and best practices for integrating NBS more effectively in policy and practice. The sessions will feature presentations, capacity building and idea sharing by the NBS community of practice, and will build on the results of Horizon 2020 NBS projects and involve the NetworkNature Stakeholder Advisory Board.

Draft Agenda
9.30 – 9.40 Welcome & introduction - Moderator
9.40 – 10.00 NetworkNature: achievements and plans for the future - Bettina Wilk (ICLEI) & Susanna Gionfra (IUCN)
10.00 – 10.10 Interactive session - Moderator
10.10 – 10.35 Driving NBS standards and quality - Efren Feliu & Dora Almassy (NetworkNature Semester Theme’s experts)
10.35 – 10.50 Q&A
10.50 – 11.10 Towards the next EU roadmap for R&I on NBS: overview of the landscape and knowledge gaps - Gilles Doignon (DG Research & Innovation) & Frederic Lamaitre (Biodiversa+)
11.10 – 11.20 Q&A
11.20 – 11.35 Coffee break
11.35 – 12.35 Panel: Joining forces towards a successful implementation of the Nature Restoration Law
12.35 – 13.00 Panel: European NBS Hubs - Monica Nemeth (Hungary Hub), Leonard Sandin (Nordic Region Hub), Americo Mateus (Portugal Hub)
13.00 – 13.10 Closing of morning session - Moderator & Alice Reil (ICLEI)
13.10 – 14.10 Lunch Break
14.10 – 14.30 Introduction to parallel sessions
14.30 – 16.00 Parallel sessions

• Landscape architects as key partners in upscaling NBS led by IFLA Europe
• How the outcomes of SCC-02-2016 projects can contribute to the achievement of European policy objectives (leb by UNaLab)
• The involvement of SMEs in developing impactful nature-based solutions (led by Steibeis s2i)
• Towards a European R&I Roadmap for NBS (led by Biodiversa+)

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 17.05 Reporting back from the parallel sessions
17.05 – 17.15 Closing remarks by the European Commission - Representative of DG Environment TBC
17.15 – 17.30 Closing remarks - IUCN/ICLEI
18.00 – 20.00 Drinks reception

The session led by IFLA Europe starts at 2.30pm-4.00pm.

IFLA Europe session aims to illustrate the value of NBS through a sustainable Landscape Architect’s approach and thinking. European projects will demonstrate nature-based solutions from local to regional scale, their importance with the cultural context and effectiveness by making our living spaces and lifestyles beautiful sustainable and inclusive. The linkages and connections with the public sector and the necessary policies will be emphasized, as well as the contribution of research and education by building knowledge and capacity regarding the NBS. Participants will share experiences concerning concepts, methods, tools, and outcomes of Landscape Architecture procedures for nature-based solutions.

Draft programme:

14.30 Welcome words, IFLA Europe
Keynote - Landscape Architects at the forefront of NBS implementation - Felixx Landscape Architects, Nadya Nilina, Project leader; Michiel Van
Driessche, Principal Landscape Architect
15.00 Reconnecting with nature: Landscape Architecture and Nature based solutions, Katerina Gkoltsiou, IFLA Europe President
15.10 European Cities and urban transformations - Didier Vancutsem, IFLA Europe Vice President of Professional Practice
15.20 European Research and NBS- Maria Yeroyanni, Senior Expert at European Commission - Innovating Cities Directorate General for Research and Innovation
15.30 Implementing NBS in the Brussels Region - Etienne Aulotte, Brussels Region in charge of Nature Plan
15.40-16.00 Moderated discussion

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