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European Business and Nature Summit

The European Business and Nature Summit is a regional stepping stone in the global run to strengthen the role of businesses in supporting nature conservation and its sustainable use. The specific objectives of the Summit are to provide:

  • A forum to share the most recent progresses made by businesses and financial institutions to better account for their impacts and dependencies on nature .
  • A forum to engage businesses in integrating biodiversity and natural capital and related risk and opportunities into their decision making and on methodologies to inform decisions.
  • A place to collect and celebrate actions, methodologies and commitments to generate net positive impact for nature by the business community feeding into a New Deal for Nature and People.
  • The EBNS will bring together representatives from businesses and financial institutions, but also governments and civil society to share best business practice and facilitate action to halt the loss of biodiversity.

ESP 10th World Conference

ESP is happy to announce the 10th conference of our partnership. The anniversary conference will take place in Hanover, Germany – close to the place where the very first ESP conference was held in 2008.

The ESP10 Conference will take place from 21-25 October 2019. The ESP10 conference locations are the Leibniz University for the opening day on Monday, and the Hannover Congress Centre for the rest of the conference.

ICLEI Europe - Financing Greener Cities

"Financing Greener Cities" is a capacity-building event, which will focus on "Strengthening the capacity of local authorities and practitioners for making informed decisions on financing nature-based solutions".

The event takes the shape of an interactive workshop that will increase the participants’ capacity and community development need of financing arrangements for local biodiversity, ecosystem services (ESS) and nature-based solutions (NBS) interventions in response to local urban challenges. "Financing Options for Greener Cities" is developed in close cooperation with ICLEI, EKLIPSE Mechanism and the NATURVATION project.

EUGIC - European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference

EUGIC the European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference is an interactive, inspiring and fun event – celebrating urban greening across Europe and beyond. Short presentations and lots of interactive discussions, workshops, seminars and exhibitions mean plenty of informal knowledge exchange between municipalities, industry, community and academia. Come and share expertise working with nature for climate-adapted, resilient, healthy cities.

European Conference on Innovative Financing for Creating Green Cities

Green cities are healthy, liveable and resilient to climate and water risks. Investing in nature-based solutions helps cities to tackle flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment, and helps biodiversity to flourish.

Despite increasing awareness of the many benefits of nature-based solutions, barriers to their implementation remain. Obtaining sufficient and long-term financing for their development and maintenance is often a major challenge for city governments.

This exciting conference, organised by GrowGreen, brings together city representatives, investors and business to connect, share experiences and find joint solutions for financing city greening. Interactive workshops offer participants in-depth capacity building on valuing natural assets and mobilising finance for nature-based solutions.

The event is targeting private investors, insurance companies, urban developers, government, urban planners and practitioners, civil society and experts from across Europe and beyond who are interested in accelerating the uptake of nature to increase the resilience of cities.

Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change: Focus on the Mediterranean region

The city of Marseille will be host the workshop "Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change: Focus on the Mediterranean region" on 22-24 January 2019. Organized by Plan Bleu, IUCN Centre for Mediterranean CooperationUICN French CommitteeConservatoire du LittoralTour du ValatMedWET and Wetlands International, this event will gather researchers, practitioners and policy makers of the Mediterranean region and European Union to discuss on the benefits and challenges related to Nature Based Solutions implementation.

This workshop aims to capitalize on the outcomes and lessons learned from projects that are being carried out in the Mediterranean by partners across different ecosystems that vary from coastal ecosystems, forests and urban ecosystems. It also pursues to share European and Mediterranean best practices and challenges in terms of Nature Based Solutions within researchers and wetland managers, to create new collaborations, and to raise the awareness of policy makers on the importance of healthy ecosystems for effective adaptation to climate change, specifically by bringing nature-based solutions into action. 

For more information and to register please visit the official event's website.