- Nature-Based Solutions
- Tue, 24. October 2017 - Thu, 26. October 2017
Tallinn, 24-26 October 2017
As part of the Presidency of the Estonian Republic of the Council of the European Union, a flagship conference “Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use” will be organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn. The conference will be held in Tallinn from 24 to 26 October 2017.
Nature-based solutions (NBS) offer ways of tackling societal challenges such as climate change, water security, food security, human health, and others though sustainable management and use of nature. For example, greening roofs or walls of buildings in urban areas can keep temperatures cooler during hot seasons, capture storm water, reduce air pollution, and increase human well-being while enhancing biodiversity.
Nature-based solutions can also help create new green jobs and economic growth through new products and services that improve the natural capital rather than exhaust it.
The conference will host leading scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs from around the world who will share their experience on how nature-based innovation and eco-innovative technologies can be implemented in many areas of life.
For the participation in the side event Forest-based Sector Technology Platform: Innovation in the forest-based sector, from idea to practice, the additional registration is needed. Click here for more information
Main conference topics
Urbanization and global climate change are creating ever-increasing problems. In combination with smart-city solutions, nature-based solutions (NBS) can offer a wide variety of ways to increase the resilience of cities and the wellbeing of its citizens.
NBS has much potential in solving water management problems such as increasing demands for water treatment and disaster risk reduction. Many urban areas are vulnerable to flooding and extreme rainfall events that can be mitigated with the right blue-green infrastructure.
The conference will also highlight the latest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions that can have a strong supporting effect on the development of NBS. Examples of these include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environmental data analysis, mobile phone apps for the monitoring, planning and better management of natural systems etc.
BLUE-GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN SMART CITIES
INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT THROUGH NATURAL SYSTEMS
ICT AS A SUPPORTING TOOL FOR NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS AND ECOSYSTEMS
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION THROUGH ECO-INNOVATION
NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY
The first day of this three-day conference will feature field vists and side events for organisations related to NBS. The second day will focus on policy and governance of NBS and day three will highlight research and innovation.
Discussions will cover policy and financing as well as innovative solutions close to or already on the market to give inspiration and show what can be done. The conference aims to strengthen synergies among various recent initiatives and programs related to NBS launched by the European Commission and by the EU Member States.
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