Heidi Johansson


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Nature-based solutions (NBS) are solutions which are inspired by, supported by or copied from nature, potentially energy and resource-efficient and resilient to change. NBS have been identified as critical for the regeneration and improvement of well-being in urban areas, coastal resilience, multi-functional watershed management and ecosystem restoration, increasing the sustainability of matter and energy use, enhancing the insurance value of ecosystems, and increasing carbon sequestration. NBS have especially been applied to address urban challenges, such as climate change mitigation, water m
As the expiration of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy approaches, the time has arrived for researchers and stakeholders to begin looking beyond 2020. The preparation of new priorities by the CBD Global Biodiversity Framework and many other governmental and non-governmental agencies for the coming decades, adds further urgency to the critical project of envisioning and planning for what comes next.  This conference will address the research needs for improving biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe. The 2019 ALTER-Net - EKLIPSE Conference will consider the research that is
The IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 1 to 3 July 2019, as part of Union-wide preparation for the IUCN Congress 2020. Every four years, the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) is held as a key opportunity for: the IUCN Constituency to prepare for the next IUCN Congress and to ensure that regional matters are adequately taken into account;   the Members to exchange, influence and connect with their peers from across the different regions of Europe, North and Central Asia; the Nat
With the support of EIT Climate-KIC, the Urban Cool Island project launches an EU-wide survey to better understand the needs and behaviours of stakeholders involved in the mitigation of Urban Heat Islands (UHI). Aggregated and anonymised results will be used to enable research and innovation communities to adapt their solutions to market needs. The survey is intended for all European actors, private and public, dealing with UHI such as representatives of a territory (city, municipality, region, etc.) or workers involved in urban development/planning (architects, design engineers, civil e
A symposium by Connecting Nature will be organised within the 3rd SURE World Congress Poznań NBS Expo between 6-8 July 2020. More information will be announced at a later stage.
The Urban Future global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. It’s the place to meet the most passionate and inspiring CityChangers from all over the world. Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. So far, much is talked about technological solutions. The Urban Future global conference is the world´s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to CityChangers – decision makers who actively, passionately and effectively make cities more sustainable. In 2019, the
Urban forests are vibrant places for multifaceted recreational activities, social gathering and mental restoration, but also provide biomass for an urban bioeconomy. They are full of energy. And so is the venue of this years’ conference: the German Sport University Cologne – the perfect location to explore energetic interactions of trees and human beings. The 22nd European Forum on Urban Forestry will be full of energy. We will focus on the urban forest as … … the healthy forest: sport, wellbeing and human health; … the spiritual forest:
The next UNaLab Consortium Meeting will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 27-30 May 2019.  The WP leaders will meet on 27 May for a preparatory meeting and therefore other partners are not required to participate on that day. The 28 May will be dedicated to a joint workshop for the front-runner and follower cities. The Consortium Meeting and General Assembly will be held on 29-30 May.  Please note that the meetings on 27-28 May will take place at IPR Prague, located on Vyšehradská 2077
The International Conference on Climate Action in Heidelberg, Germany, on 22 and 23 of May 2019 will be hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety together with the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg. Leaders from national and subnational governments as well as high-level representatives from international organisations, initiatives and networks will engage in interactive debates on how to enhance coordination and cooperation across all levels of government and to scale up climate action. ICCA2019 will offe
From urban mobility to carbon emissions, today’s global challenges demand our attention. The Urban Challenge Programme has brought together academic institutions, municipalities, and corporations to address urgent challenges and sustainability issues across urban settings. The Programme has been supported by the Erasmus+ Programme for Knowledge Alliances. As an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional, cross-cultural higher education programme, the Urban Challenge Programme has facilitated the exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas for urban sustainability across cities and countries.

Heidi Johansson

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions