Financing Nature-based Solutions in cities

Financing Nature-based Solutions in cities

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This webinar brings together different stakeholders for a joint discussion on how to stimulate investments in nature-based solutions.

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The recent UNEP “State of Finance of Nature” Report showed that while nature-based solutions hold the potential to address interlinked crises, the volume of finance flowing into nature remains limited. In order to meet global climate and biodiversity targets, investments in nature-based solutions need to triple by 2030 and increase four-fold by 2050 from current levels (UNEP, 2021). This calls for both public and private sector investment in nature-based solutions.

Investing in nature-based solutions helps cities to tackle flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment, and helps biodiversity to flourish. Despite the increasing awareness of such benefits, there is a clear gap between current investment in nature-based solutions and the long-term financing needs of city governments to effectively respond to climate and water-related challenges.

This webinar brings together city representatives, civil society, business, financing institutions and investors for a joint discussion on how to stimulate investments in nature-based solutions from different sources, and what approaches to financing are being applied in cities. Successful examples will also be showcased, along with useful tools and opportunities for financing.

Draft agenda

9.30 - 9.45 Welcome & introduction on approaches to financing NBS in cities - Kym Whiteoak (Trinomics)

9.45 - 10.00 Mainstreaming NBS in Athens - Stephen Hart (European Investment Bank)

10.00 - 10.15 IGNITION’s journey to find options to finance / implement NBS beyond the use of municipal budgets and grant money - Birgit Georgi (IGNITION project)

10.15 - 10.35 Q&A

10.35 - 10.50 Break

10.50 - 11.05 Presentation 1: Combining incentives and regulations to boost green roofs in Basel - Stephan Brenniesen (Zentrum Umweltsysteme)

11.05 - 11.20 Presentation 2: TBC

11.20 - 12.05 Panel: Opportunities to attract private and public sources for NBS financing in cities + Q&A - Stephen Hart (European Investment Bank), Stephan Brenniesen (Zentrum Umweltsysteme), other speakers TBC

12.05 - 12.15 Closing remarks - Kym Whiteoak (Trinomics)

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