Urban Breezes will be hosting a FREE webinar on “Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilience” on March 20th, 2018 at 1pm CST / 2pm EST.
The webinar will highlight the importance of urban ecosystem services in climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as explore their role in fostering behavior change towards climate action. Register now!
In this webinar, we will be talking about the valuable role of nature-based solutions and ecosystem services in addressing climate change at the city scale and its implications for broader sustainability. The multi-functionality of nature provides the services that underpin the pillars of sustainability and sustain human life on Earth. These services known as ecosystem services, i.e. nature’s services, provide the fundamental resources and support the social, economic, and ecological processes that provide food, water, air, habitat, raw materials for human development and growth as well as biospheric stability and regeneration.
At the city scale, urban ecosystems have become increasingly important in contributing to climate mitigation and adaptation, while cultivating long-term community resilience and fostering enhanced environmental justice and equity. Cultural ecosystems services are explored for their capacity to nurture environmental stewardship and potentially nudge human behavior towards climate action.
The webinar identifies valuable nature-based solutions through green infrastructure applications for cities to incorporate into planning, policy, and capital investments as part of an integrated climate resilience approach to mitigate air pollution, reduce urban heat islands, improve storm water management, and bolster well-being and quality of life.
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!