URBIS DIALOGUES

How to create and support city and regional policy for effective nature-based solutions to urban sustainability, resilience and livability.

DIALOGUE DETAILS

URBIS Dialogue 2: How to create and support city and regional policy for effective nature-based solutions to urban sustainability, resilience and livability.

Key issues falling under this topic:

  • How the main policies and institutions for urban development and ecological planning have evolved over time? What are the main trade-offs that exist in urban development processes and how have our institutions addressed them (or not)?
  • What are the current challenges to make cities more ecologically sound and socially inclusive?
  • What kind of policies at the different levels and sectors can help to tackle those challenges? Where have they been successful and why?
  • What are the main policy processes and tools that have emerged to incorporate ecological sustainability in urban decision-making in the recent decades?
  •  How have those processes been effective in helping cities to innovate and incorporate solutions for effective nature-based solutions to urban sustainability, resilience and livability? What examples do we have in practice?
  • What kind of gaps in institutional and organizational capacity exists to make cities more ecologically responsive? How can those gaps be bridged? What would be the best institutions to support cities to build capacity in these areas?

AGENDA

TOPIC SPEAKER
Effective nature-based solutions to urban sustainability, resilience and livability: Building capabilities and learning mechanisms Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
Some thoughts on multiplying innovative nature-based solutions Andre Mader
The experience of the CBD in building capabilities in cities and local authorities to develop nature-based solution Oliver Hillel
Question and discussion time All

SPEAKERS

Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan

Andre Mader Programme Officer, Local Authorities and Biodiversity, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Environment Programme, Montreal, Canada

Oliver Hillel Programme Officer, Local Authorities and Biodiversity, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Environment Programme, Montreal, Canada

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