NetworkNature Annual Event

Achieving the EU Green Deal through Nature-based solutions

Network Nature is organising an Annual Event, showcasing the vision and added value of the project and focusing on Ecosystem Restoration.

The event will focus on the Network Nature semester theme of ecosystem restoration, in line with current EU ambitions and the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

The recognition of their potential to address societal challenges has also translated into an increasingly prominent role of nature-based solutions in the EU policy landscape, with the European Green Deal providing an opportunity to mobilise their implementation and fast-track financing. The event will showcase the vision and added value of Network Nature.

With the objective of creating a space for dialogue for the Nature-based solutions community, the event will gather stakeholders from all target groups, including policymakers, civil society as well as investors and financers, infrastructure planners and builders, and natural resource managers

Programme of the Webinar

–Opening plenary–

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introduction; Anna Jones and Bettina Wilk (Senior Officer Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience)

10:10 – 10:25 NetworkNature´s ambitions for Nature-based solutions; Chantal van Ham (Acting Director IUCN European Regional Office) and Daisy Hessenberger (Nature-based Solutions Programme Officer, IUCN Global Ecosystem Management Programme)

10:25 – 10:35 Mentimeter Session; Anna Jones

10:35 – 10:50 Towards the next EU roadmap for R&I on NBS: overview of the landscape and knowledge gaps; Frederic Lemaitre (Oficer in charge of science-scoiety/policy interfacing, BiodivERsA)

10:50 – 11:50 The way forward for the H2020 projects on NBS-opportunities for upscaling; Tom Wild (Conexus project,University of Sheffield) ,Pierre Failler (MaCoBioS project,University of Portsmouth),Holger Robrecht (Deputy Regional Director Sustainable Resources,Climate and Resilience,ICLEI),Giulia Carbone (Director, Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, WBCSD), Tony Williams, (IFLAEurope PastPresident and current Chair of the IFLA Europe Working Group on Climate Change)

11:50 – 12:00 Closing; Anna Jones 

12:00 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions

  •  Rethinking Cities: from Smart into Human.
  • Carbon Farming as a nature-based solution and a first attempt to pay for ecosystem services.
  • The role of nature-based solutions in delivering the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.
  • Closing the research gaps for nature-based solutions.
  • Kick-off meeting of the network of National Representatives for SMEs interested in NBS.

–Closing plenary–

16:15 – 16:30 Reporting back from parallel sessions; Anna Jones

16:30 – 16:40 Investment in NBS for achieving Green Deal ambitions for the EU; Philippe Tulkens (European Commission DG RTD)

16:40 – 17:40 How to achieve Ecosystem Restoration targets through joint actions, for NBS; Raysa França (Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Youth for Nature), Richard Scott (Member of the Board of Society for Ecological Restoration Europe), Jurgen Tack (Scientific Director European Landowners Organisation), Raúl Sánchez (UrbanGreenUp project coordinator), Silvana Di Sabatino (Operandum project coordinator University of Bologna)

17:40 – 17:50 Closing remarks; Anna Jones


Organize: NetworkNature Annual Event

More info: International Union for the Conservation of Nature


Oct 21 2021


10:00 am - 5:50 pm