In this Think 2030 Breakfast event IEEP and Ecologic Institute will present their Think 2030 paper which discusses how EU policies and investments have spurred the uptake of nature-based solutions to support biodiversity and ecosystem health, and outlines remaining gaps and opportunities on how best to scale up efforts to meet the current EU policy framework’s 2030 objectives. The paper offers ideas for how the new EU Restoration Plan could be operationalized through concrete tools, measures and strategies to allow Member States to scale up their efforts, while complementing existing policies and contributing to the broader European Green Deal agenda.
Speakers include Sebastian Schlecht from the City of Essen, Tim van Hattum (Program Leader of Green Climate Solutions at Wageningen University) and Stefanie Lindenberg (Coordinator of the Natural Capital Finance Facility at the European Investment Bank). Their focus will be on presenting examples of nature-based solutions at local and national scales and how these can be scaled up to have significant impact at the landscape level. Additionally, we will be discussing the business case for nature-based solutions and how to mobilise private investments.