The Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the Environmental Investment Centre are inviting you to the virtual seminar called ‘Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Areas’ on Thursday, 3 June 2021 at 10:00 – 15:00 (GMT +3). The working language of the seminar is English.
Please register here
During the last few years, nature-based solutions (NBS) have gained a lot of attention in the International community, as well as in Estonia. The use of NBS in urban areas is often significantly more cost-effective than building large-scale technical systems on their own, and the benefits of using them range from protection of biodiversity to climate change adaptation.
The main goal of this seminar is to raise awareness on how the use of NBS in urban areas can bring great benefits to both people and the environment and show where the implementation of NBS has already worked.
Topics covered and discussed:
• the importance of nature-based solutions;
• practical examples of nature-based solutions;
• importance of biodiversity in urban areas;
• creation, management and monitoring of wetlands;
• project “Putukaväil”;
• project “LIFE UrbanStorm”.
List of speakers:
Russel Galt - Head of Urban Alliance - IUCN
Andro Mänd - President of the Estonian Association of Architects
Meelis Pärtel - Professor of Botany at the University of Tartu
Mart Meriste - Nature conservation biologist
Karin Bachmann - Landscape architect
Tanel Mätlik - Project manager of UrbanStorm
Raimond Tamm - Deputy Mayor of Tartu
Ragne Maasel - LHV „ESG and Corporate Sustainability“ manager
Tuul Sepp - Associate professor of animal ecology at the University of Tartu
Teele Kaljurand - Lääne-Harju parish environmental adviser
Outi Wahlroos - Finnish NBS practitioner
Pärtel-Peeter Pere - Urban strategist
Bart Stoffels - City Deal Public Space programme leader
Andrus Treier/Helen Sulg - Environmental Investment Centre
The event will be moderated and the audience will have a chance to ask questions.
Everyone is welcome to participate!