A look back on our joint webinar with INTERLACE, CONEXUS and REGREEN
“The role of cities in the light of the health of people and the planet alike, is undeniably crucial. While cities only make up about 2% of terrestrial areas, more than 50% of the World’s population is already living in cities (Pincetl, 2017). This trend of urbanization is expected to continue to grow into a staggering 65% of the world population living in cities by 2040 (weforum, 2019). ”
“While poorly planned urbanization can lead to societal challenges such as social deprivation, climate change, deteriorating health and increasing pressure on urban nature, urban ecosystem restoration can contribute to lessen these challenges, through for example implementing nature-based solutions (NBS). Research by the ISGlobal drastically illustrated this: An increase in overall greenness in cities could prevent up to almost 43.000 deaths in European cities every year (ISGlobal, 2021).
On Thursday and Friday, the 13th and 14th of October the webinar “Sustaining Cities, Naturally” focused precisely on these topics: NBS and urban ecosystem restoration. The webinar was jointly organized by four Horizon 2020 projects: INTERLACE, CONEXUS, REGREEN CLEARING HOUSE as an official side-event of the The European Week of Regions and Cities 2022.”
Discover the run down of the event by EFI down bellow!
Greil, S. (2022, 19 octobre). Sustaining cities, naturally – across 3 continents. Resilience Blog. Accessed on 21 October 2022, at https://resilience-blog.com/2022/10/18/sustaining-cities-naturally-across-3-continents/