Innovate 4 Nature
8 December 2021
Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits” (IUCN).
Research highlights that NbS could provide around 30% of the cost-effective mitigation needed by 2030 to stabilise warming to below 2°C. They can also provide a powerful defence against the impacts and long-term hazards of climate change, which is the biggest threat to biodiversity.
Finding ways to work with ecosystems, rather than relying solely on conventional engineered solutions, can help communities adapt to climate change impacts. Using nature to green cities can also result in significant energy savings and health benefits.
SPEAKERS AND PITCHERS
Nicole Schwab, André Hoffmann, Stewart Maginnis, Bertrand Piccard
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS
NATURE AS INFRASTRUCTURE
PRODUCTIVE AND REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE
FINANCING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS
Selected delegates pitched opportunities and operational solutions around the following topics
FOOD - INFRASTRUCTURE - FINANCE
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