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Connecting Nature Summit Series – Innovation Summit

March 22, 2021 - March 26, 2021

From March 23 to 26 the Innovation Summit will bring together an international audience to explore how we shift to sustainable, greener cities that deliver for their citizens using nature-based solutions. It will share the learning from the community of cities involved in Connecting Nature project and introduce the innovative tools and methods being developed through the project.

The Summit is virtual but will still be culturally rooted in Glasgow and Scotland. Glasgow is a Front-Runner City along with the cities of Genk (Belgium) and Poznan (Poland).

This event will showcase exemplar projects from across Europe with a focus on Glasgow and Scotland. It will demonstrate methods being developed collaboratively by Connecting Nature partners to realise the co-benefits of nature in cities.

The Summit content is designed around the following themes:

  • Day 1 Reducing the risks – nature-based solutions for biodiversity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, water management and extreme weather events.
  • Day 2 Healing sick cities – nature-based solutions for health, wellbeing, place-based planning, human scale, food growing and food provision.
  • Day 3 Routes to recovery – nature-based solutions for a green recovery from the economic recession following Covid-19, nature-based skills, employability and enterprise.

Hosted on a virtual platform with panel discussions, presentations, workshops and opportunities to connect with other delegates. The programme outline lets you see what is on offer.

Bioazul will join the event on Tuesday 23rd where Gerardo González will participate in the session “Big climate challenge – how cities can adapt and innovate using nature-based solutions”.

The Summit wants to engage with other global cities, politicians, urban and environmental practitioners, funding bodies, policy and decision makers at a national and international level and also to encourage learning and dialogue between cities, academics, community organisations, environmental businesses, NGOs and third sector organisations.

Register here now!