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Title (Primary) Proceedings of the European Conference "Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas and their Rural Surroundings", Bonn, Germany, 17-19 November 2015
Publisher Kabisch, N.; Stadler, J.; Duffield, S.; Korn, H.; Bonn, A.;
Journal BfN-Skripten
Year 2017
Department SUSOZ; iDiv; ESS;
Volume 456
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
UFZ wide themes RU6
Abstract The joint BfN/ENCA European Conference on “Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas and their Rural Surroundings” was held in Bonn/Germany on 17-19 November 2015. It was the third event in a series of biannual “European Conferences on Biodiversity and Climate Change, ECBCC”, which started in 20111. The German Federal Agency for Na-ture Conservation (BfN) organized the conference in co-operation with the Interest group on Climate Change of the Network of Heads of European Nature Conservation Agencies (EN-CA), the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. A wide range of European ex-perts from science, policy and practice convened to discuss the importance of nature-based solutions (NBS) to climate change in urban areas and their rural surroundings. Further em-phasis was placed on the potential of nature-based approaches to also create multiple-benefits. Some of the latest scientific findings on effects of nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation and their multiple co-benefits were presented in the ple-num sessions. This was followed by interactive sessions focusing on eight specific themes ranging from “The role of biodiversity conservation for nature-based solutions for climate change”, to “Integrating grey, blue and green solutions” and “Rural-urban linkages” as well as “The role of social cohesion”, “Nature-based solutions from a transitions’ perspective” and “Economic aspects”. In addition, “Urban gardening and urban agriculture” were addressed. A special session was also dedicated to “Municipalities adapt to climate change”, where the focus was on good practice examples and the sharing of experience among community level actors. Finally, discussions considered current European policy in implementation of nature-based solutions, leading to recommendations for putting nature-based solutions into action.
ID 18680
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=18680
Kabisch, N., Stadler, J., Duffield, S., Korn, H., Bonn, A. (eds., 2017):
Proceedings of the European Conference "Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas and their Rural Surroundings", Bonn, Germany, 17-19 November 2015
Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN), Bonn, 179 pp.