Abstract: Cities are spearheading an important effort towards global sustainability, establishing themselves as key actors in the fields of biodiversity protection and climate action. Nature-based solutions including urban parks, street trees, raingardens or green roofs are now part of many urban development strategies, given their large potential to address urban challenges: they mitigate flood risk, urban heat, noise pollution, while contributing to people’s mental or physical health. This session will provide examples of the implementation of these solutions in cities around the world focusing on: the myths and realities of the role of nature-based solutions, implementation challenges, and research frontiers in the field of urban ecosystem services.
Moderator: Perrine Hamel, Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
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