UNU-EHS | Join the Climate Academy webinar series: Nature-based solutions and urban vulnerability

From 27 September to 1 October 2021, UNU-EHS and Munich Re Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC), will be hosting the 2021 “People’s Pathways to Climate Action – Climate Academy.” The academy will bring together more than 25 experts and emerging change makers from around the world to tackle information gaps around nature-based solutions and their application in urban areas to reduce vulnerability to climate change. In this context, a series of webinars will be conducted, which are open to the public (view flyer here).

The sessions will center around the question: What do decision makers in policy and
communities of practice need to know about nature-based solutions to effectively reduce urban

The programme will specifically focus on three complementary approaches to understand the relationship between nature-based solutions and urban vulnerabilities:

  • Enabler: Nature-based solutions as enablers of transformative and collaborative climate actions in cities (best practices, local knowledge, emphasis on Global South countries, (co-)benefits, transferability)
  • Application: Application of nature-based solutions in informal urban development contexts (measures, co-benefits, long-term sustainability in dynamically evolving settings)
  • Mainstreaming: Mainstreaming urban nature-based solutions into climate governance schemes and policies across scales and administrative boundaries (challenges, enabling conditions, actors, finance and design)


Monday, 27 September 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CEST
Nature-based Solutions for urban areas – need, application and pathways

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CEST
Nature-based solutions as enabler – case studies

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CEST
The Enterprise Evolution, innovation and nature-based solutions

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CEST
Futurist thinking workshop

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CEST
Challenges and opportunities for applying nature-based solutions in the urban context

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CEST
Mainstreaming nature-based solutions – case studies

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CEST
Effective implementation of nature-based solutions in urban areas – case studies

Friday, 1 October 2021,  1:00 –  2:30 p.m. CEST
Nature-based solutions: effective application, climate risk in urban areas and the way forward

The events are open to the public. Please register here as a participant. You will be sent an email with access information.

For further information please email us at ca21@ehs.unu.edu

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Source: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), 20 September 2021