Nature-based Solutions (NBS) that strategically conserve or restore nature to support conventionally built infrastructure systems can produce more resilient and lower-cost services in cities. NBS are increasingly used to achieve water and energy security, manage disaster risk, and enhance social wellbeing in cities.
Putting these solutions into practice requires new skills and approaches. For example, planners must be able to assess and design suitable NBS as components of broader infrastructure systems. A variety of multi-sector stakeholders must be brought to the table. And although NBS can create new financing opportunities, legal changes are sometimes required to unlock investments in NBS. This webinar will review the state of NBS practice and highlight key considerations for implementation in and around cities.
Power Point Presentation Nature-Based Solutions for Water and Resilience: An Overview for Cities and Urban Planners
Publication: Protecting Drinking Water at the Source
Publication: Natural Infrastructure in São Paulo’s Water System
Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure
With funding from the Global Environment Facility, the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities’ Resource Team presents a webinar series examining sustainable and integrated urban development through a range of topics. The series will feature subject matter experts outlining good practices, case studies, and lessons learned impressing the importance of applying multi-sectoral and holistic approaches for urban development. The Resource Team is a partnership between WRI, C40 and ICLEI in collaboration with the World Bank Group’s Global Platform for Sustainable Cities.