ACT on NBS and WP3 were present at The Nature Of Cities (TNOC) Summit, 4-7 June 2019 in Paris, France.
Stichting Deltares and Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) from WP3 organized a seed session on Planning for Nature-Based Climate Adaptation. WENR pitched the ACT on NBS project.
From the 4th to 7th of June, The Nature of Cities community (TNOC) Summit gathered at the Sorbonne University-Pierre and Marie Curie Campus in Paris. Leaders from communities of practice, policy, and academia came together to discuss the nature of cities and how greener cities are better for people and nature. The TNOC Summit organized plenary sessions, workshops and other interactive events.
The activities during the first day of the event included a combination of plenary sessions, workshops and Micro Talks sessions in which Monserrat Budding-Polo gave a 2-minute pitch about Act on NBS project and main objectives.
On the third day of the TNOC summit, a seed session on “Planning for Nature-Based Climate Adaptation” was organized by Reinder Brolsma from Deltares and Monserrat Budding-Polo from WENR, in collaboration with the University of Bologna. This workshop was part of the planned activities on Urban planning and design NBS tools for climate adaptation and resilience from the ACT on NBS project.
The main objectives of the seed session were to 1) inform participants on existing NBS tools for planning climate adaptation and resilience; 2) to discuss their experience with tools for NBS and 3) to discuss with participants the needs for new NBS tools and the expected challenges for implementation of NBS tools.
The maximum number of registrations was reached for the workshop and participants from the global north and global south countries attended the workshop. After the introductory presentations, participants were divided into groups. The participants had lively discussions on the NBS tools that they use at work and are familiar with. They shared their experiences and information on the requirements of NBS tools to make better-informed decisions when planning resilient cities. Participants were very involved until the end of the workshop and provided valuable contributions. The findings of this workshop are now being integrated into the analysis within WP3 activities.
Report written by: Monserrat Budding-Polo, Coordinator of WP3 with collaboration of Reinder Brolsma, Partner of WP3 and TNOC seed session coordinator