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Climate change and associated risks are among the most significant societal challenges today. These challenges are at the epicenter of the global public debate, since they require immediate management in order to prevent potential threats and disasters. Towards this effort, the scientific community in cooperation with citizens, stakeholders, and decision makers has to conceive, develop and implement solutions, serving the objectives of sustainability and resilience. In this context, most conventional approaches and solutions fail to adopt these guiding principles. Nature-based Solutions (NB
Climate change is considered by many to be the challenge of the 21st century. The urgency and severity of this challenge call for integrated ways of looking at responses to reduce the risks associated with environmental and social stressors, and ensure a secure future for humans and ecosystems. Adapting to climate change requires a coordinated and synergistic approach from a diverse range of actors across sectors, as well as questioning assumptions about the drivers of risk, vulnerability and environmental change. A cooperative approach allows us to improve learning and knowl
Celebrating nature-based solutions for climate-adapted, resilient, healthy cities The 3rd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference (EUGIC 2019) will be organised between 10-11 April 2019 in London and will gather: Urban greening projects from Europe and beyond; Leading urban green infrastructure experts and practitioners; 300-400 participants, speakers, exhibitors, workshop leaders; Architects, landscape architects, ecologists, engineers, planners; Developers, investors, contractors and builders, facilities and landscape managers; Community organisations, NGO
The annual European Urban Resilience Forum 2019 (formerly known as Open European Day) will take place on 25th June 2019 in Bonn, Germany, back-to-back with the 10th annual ICLEI Resilient Cities Conference. Since 2013, this event has offered a unique exchange platform where city representatives and stakeholders from various local and regional institutions come together to discuss strategies and actions for adapting to climate change and building urban resilience. Aiming to support productive exchange between representatives from cities and regions of all sizes (both with each other and
The next UNaLab Consortium Meeting will take place between 26 and 29 November 2018 in the Başakşehir district of the City of Istanbul, Turkey.  The WP leaders will meet on 26 November for a preparatory meeting and therefore other participants are not required to participate on that day. The 27 November will be dedicated to a Joint Vision Workshop for the front-runner and follower cities. The Consotrium Meeting and General Assembly will be held on 28-29 November.  Please find below as an attachment the agenda for the meeting
The 1st ENABLE Stakeholder Dialogue “Environmentally and socially just and resilient cities – What can blue and green infrastructure offer?” will provide an opportunity to share experiences on embedding green and blue infrastructure in urban planning and development. The attendance for the dialogue is free of charge. In this Stakeholder Dialogue, discussions will focus particularly on how cities can become more just from an environmental as well as societal perspective by creating and improving urban green and blue spaces. Project researchers and cities will present research findings
The UNaLab team members Peter Roebeling, Teresa Fidelis, Anna Ståhlbröst and Laura Wendling are guest editing a special issue of the Open Access journal Resources on the topic “Nature-based Solutions for Urban Global Climate Change Adaptation”. They now invite papers that address one or more of the following issues: i) multiple impacts, costs, (co-)benefits and economic viability of NBS across spatial, temporal and social scales; ii) effective co-creation processes that enable the visioning, design and implementation of NBS through engagement and participation of stakeho
Are you interested in exploring and developing potential solutions to the climate challenges that European cities are facing today, such as pollution, heat stress and flooding? If that is the case, the UNaLab project is organising a workshop on nature-based solutions that might be something for you! The interactive workshop ‘Co-creating Smart Nature-based Liveable Spaces – Necessary Solutions for Real-life Challenges’, will take place on 26th September as part of the Nordic Edge Expo & Conference 2018 in Stavanger, Norway. This workshop will bring together relevant stakeholders
The City of Genova is coordinating the Climate Adaptation Partnership, which is now presenting its draft Action Plan. They are currently looking for feedback on the following 11 proposed actions in the field of Climate Adaptation – Urban Agenda for the EU: Revision of urban development and planning regulation tools, focusing on national, regional and local climate adaptation actions   Further involvement of national municipality associations and Covenant of Mayors as key facilitators and supporters of local authorities Gui
Since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) has been an unmissable event combining the latest solutions and technologies, and inspirational keynotes on improving life in cities. In 2018, the event intends to reflect on what makes a city livable, what happens when "gentrification" changes the whole social character of a neighborhood, and how sharing can transform the way it operates so that it can become more sustainable, resilient, inclusive and, of course, smarter with a focus on people. To do so, this year's edition will concentrate on f

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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