In 12 sessions, over three full days, we will discuss the value and limits of working with nature to meet societal goals in a warming world. We will highlight the state of the evidence for the social, ecological and economic effectiveness of nature-based solutions to dealing with the causes and consequences of climate change and we will address multiple contexts including oceans, cities, health, infrastructure, food and water security. Sessions will be two hours long and highly interactive. They will bring together evidence from both science and practice, as well as perspectives from multiple disciplines and sectors on the practical, financial and governance challenges to scaling up nature-based solutions.
Here is an outline of the programme. Confirmed speakers (to date) are given below.
Full details about individuals sessions will be added over time.
|Scene-setting||What are NbS? Definitions, Promise, Challenges|
Towards a better understanding of the value of nature for climate change mitigation
Convenors: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi and Cécile Girardin (University of Oxford)
NbS for climate change adaptation and resilience
Convenors: Nature-based Solutions Intitiative
Mainstreaming NbS for urban sustainability and disaster risk reduction
Convenors: Prof. Harriet Bulkeley (University of Durham & Naturvation)
Getting biodiversity to the heart of NBS policy and practice
Convenor: Dr Robin Chazdon (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland)
NbS for health and wellbeing
Convenors: Dr Sarah Whitmee (University College London)
NbS for food security on land and in the oceans
Convenors: Prof. Claire Kremen (University of British Colombia) and Dr Neil Coles (University of Leeds and ThinkNature)
NbS for water security
Convenors: Dr Lynn Scarlett (The Nature Conservancy) and Dr Dustin Garrick (University of Oxford)
What does nature-based development look like?
Convenor: Dr Dilys Roe (International Institute for Environment and Development)
Building the NbS community of science, policy and practice
|Session 10A||Needs and innovations for delivering integrated green and blue infrastructure solutions in human-dominated landscapes|
Innovations in financing and valuing NbS - making the economic and business case
Convenors: Lucy Emerton (Environment Management Group) and Neil Coles (University of Leeds)
Nature-based business models and the business of nature
Convenor: Dr Ben Caldecott, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Governing NbS - an opportunity for transformation
Convenors: Dr Thomas Hale (Blavatnik School of Government) and Jonathan Sterne (DEFRA)
Below is a list of confirmed speakers to date