We are facing huge, unprecedented problems: a global pandemic, climate change and an ecological emergency. As countries and cities adapt to living with Covid-19 and design and implement recovery strategies they have been presented with a unique opportunity: an opportunity to build back better and to use innovative tools and solutions to do so.
We need to accelerate the shift to sustainable, greener cities that deliver for their citizens using nature-based solutions as an innovative tool. Our natural urban ecosystems are fragile and fragmented. Building a strong city ecosystem using nature-based solutions that support society, nature and economic growth is key but it will be challenging to build.
Join us on-line as we explore the challenges and opportunities and hear more about innovations emerging to support the design, implementation and stewardship of nature-based solutions in cities.
Summit content is being designed around the following themes:
- Healing sick cities
- Reducing the risks
- From recession to recovery
We’ll hear from a wide range of innovators including community led initiatives, city led innovations, nature-based enterprises, other H2020 funded projects and international experts.
Co-hosted by Glasgow City Council and greenspace scotland, the full Connecting Nature Innovation Summit programme will be released in early 2021.