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Finding Nature Based Solutions Together

Towards mainstreaming NBS in climate change adaptation

What: Finding Nature Based Solutions Together
When: Friday 22 Jan, 16.35 - 17.25 hours (CET)
Where: Online, via live-stream (Forum Studio 1D)

The seminar will be led by the Program Leader of Biodiverse Environment, Dr. Reinier Ris Lambers from Wageningen Environmental Research (WUR) and the Chief Scientist of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), Dr. Michiel Shaeffer. Leading scientists from WUR will tackle the role and potential of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) to address climate-change adaptation challenges across main development sectors, including coastal protection, food systems, cities and urban areas.

The seminar will start with an overview and long-term vision for NBS in the climate change agenda followed by specific reviews and perspectives to mainstream NBS into adaptation in various development sectors. Each of the sectors will be presented aiming at analyzing the potential for NBS in addressing specific climate risks, sharing evidence generated on the challenges to scale specific NBS illustrated with implementation examples, and finally presenting the way forward for a business case for NBS.

The session aims at providing and overview and analysis on the progress towards mainstreaming NBS in the global adaptation agenda and future steps to bring adaptation actions at scale across global regions.

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An explanation addressing a long-term vision for NBS followed by sectors-specific content on mainstreaming NBS into the adaptation agenda

Timetable

16:35 – 16:40 hrs
Host: Dr. Reinier Hille Ris Lambers, Program Leader Biodiverse Environment, Wageningen Environmental Research (WUR)

Opening Remarks by, Michiel Schaeffer, Chief Scientist, Global Center on Adaptation

16:40 – 16:50 hrs

Session 1: A Nature-based vision for the long term
Dr. Tim van Hattum MSc. – Program Leader Green Climate Solutions (WUR)

16:50 – 17:00 hrs

Session 2: Nature-based solutions for coastal protection
Dr. Martin Baptist – Coastal ecologist (WUR)

17:00 – 17:10 hrs

Session 3: Nature-based solutions for climate resilient food systems
Dr. Annemarie Groot – Researcher Climate Change Adaptation in the Agro-food sector (WUR)

17:10 – 17:25 hrs

Discussion Panel and closing remarks by Dr. Reinier Hille Ris Lambers

Partners

This event is co-organized by the Global Center on Adaptation and Wageningen University and Research.

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