The 11th Edition of the International Conference on “Innovation in Urban and Regional Planning” will focus on how to integrate Nature-Based Solutions in urban and regional planning processes and science. There is growing evidence that Nature Based Solutions (NBS) are strategic instruments to restore or improve the functionality of urban ecosystems toward more liveable, healthier and resilient cities. Despite their many advantages, NBS are not widely implemented because the evidence of their effectiveness is not yet sufficiently diffused among policy makers, city-planners and residents and because NBS is often overlooked due to the complexity of their design and lack of normative instruments supporting planning choices.
The Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT) is part of the We Value Nature 10-Day Challenge, an action-oriented 10-day event, running from 11-24 March 2021, that will offer a series of practical sessions to help businesses take the next steps on their nature journey.
As part of the challenge, UEBT is organising a 90-minute workshop together with GNF and GIZ on how you can use the ‘Biodiversity Action Plan’ approach to take action on the ground and in your supply chains to increase positive impacts on biodiversity, including how to begin to contribute to regenerative practices that replenish natural systems. [Read more…] about Biodiversity Action Plans: a way to integrate biodiversity management into your company
Capitals Coalition invites you to the WeValueNature session: Transforming the Food System. This session will be an opportunity to gain insight in the TEEBAgriFood for Business project and learn from business representatives who are working on pilot applications based on the TEEBAgriFood Guidelines in Brazil and Mexico. The representatives will share how they have carried out a capitals assessment and how this has shaped their decision-making. In an interactive way, the session will give you a better understanding of what a capitals approach means in practice. The session will take place on 19 March from 16:00-17:00 CET.
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In the spirit of inclusion and diversity, please consider reviewing how IPBES describes methods for assessing how values and valuation link people, nature and decision making.
The Ecosystem Services Partnership is pleased to announce a global series of workshops to mobilize the global expert community in contributing reviews for the second order draft of the IPBES assessment on values of Nature.
This series of workshops is spread through the global time zones and will be hosted by regional ESP representatives, but open to anybody interested in reviewing the assessment. [Read more…] about IPBES Values Assessment – Global ESP Expert Workshops
Several events will be held in relation to the TEEBAgriFood for Business project.
This year the project will focus on India, China and Indonesia. To start off activities in those countries, the project will firstly organise roundtables to run consultations on the TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business. The aim is to bring together key stakeholders to discuss the need for food system transformation and best practices. The participants will have the opportunity to learn, provide comments, and input into the development process. [Read more…] about TEEBAgriFood for Business – upcoming roundtable events