NetworkNature: Upscaling Nature-based solutions in policy and practice 27 September 2022

NetworkNature: Upscaling Nature-based solutions in policy and practice 27 September 2022

We are proud to announce that IFLA Europe will lead a parallel session on Landscape Architects as Key Partners in Up scaling Nature-Based Solutions at the annual conference held by Network Nature on 27 September 2022 in Brussels (venue to be announced).

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 up scaled, 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. IFLA Europe, as a member of NetworkNature Stakeholder Advisory Board, will lead a parallel session on Landscape Architects as key partners in up scaling NBS.

More information about the programme will made available soon. The event will take place at Museum of Natural Sciences 29 Rue Vautier in Brussels.

You can register for the event

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 - speakers TBC
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 (titles might change):
• Landscape architects as key partners in up scaling NBS (led by IFLA Europe)
• How the outcomes of SCC-02-2016 projects can contribute to the achievement of European policy objectives (led 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

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