Green and Resilient Urban Development: Biodiversity, Nature-Based Solutions and Natural Capital Accounting for Cities

When

Oct 29-31, 2019

Time

09:00 AM

Where

Ningbo, China

 
OBJECTIVE
The objective of the workshop is to bring together experts and city representatives to:
  • Facilitate an understanding of approaches to accounting of city-level natural capital; conservation of city biodiversity and using nature-based solutions to improve a city’s natural environment and resilience against disasters.
  • Discuss how cities can be supported to integrate biodiversity strategies and the benefits of natural capital into their planning processes, city biodiversity conservation and creation.
KEY DOCUMENTS
Natural Asset and Biodiversity Valuation in Cities [Conference Edition] Download
 
AGENDA
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Day 1 October 29th
Session 1: Opening of the Workshop. Moderator: Yaoming Wu, Deputy Director, Ningbo Housing and Urban-rural Development Bureau 
  1. Welcome by Ningbo Municipality Min Shen, Deputy Mayor of Ningbo 
  2. Opening remarks by the World Bank Francis Ghesquiere, Practice Manager, World Bank 
Session 2: Framing and Overview. Moderator: Yaoming Wu, Deputy Director, Ningbo Housing and Urban-rural Development Bureau 
 
Keynote Speech Bringing Nature to Cities, Deep Forms: Nature Based Solutions Kongjian Yu, Professor, Founding Dean of College of Architecture and Landscape of Peking University, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

Cities’ Green Vision and Strategy for Implementation. Moderator: Barjor Mehta, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank

  1. Singapore Lena Chan, Senior Director, International Biodiversity Conservation Division, National Parks Board  
  2. Paris Thomas Perez-Vitoria, Deputy Head of Urban Ecology Agency of Paris 
  3. London Peter Henry Massini, Lead of Green Infrastructure Development, Enterprise & Environment at the Greater London Authority  
  4. Helsinki Tuomas Lahti, Environmental Inspector, City of Helsinki 
  5. Guangzhou Haoyu Guo, Deputy Director of Guangzhou Planning and Natural Resources Bureau 
  6. Ningbo Jiangang Xin, Ph.D., Consultant, Urban Renewal and Regional Development Office of Housing and Urban-rural Development Bureau 
Biodiversity Kunming Summit: Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework - Giovanni Ruta, Senior Environmental Economist at the World Bank  
Session 3: City Biodiversity. Moderator: Xueman Wang, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank
Overview: Key Elements and Strategies for City Biodiversity. Singapore Biodiversity Index Lena Chan, Senior Director, International Biodiversity Conservation Division at the National Parks Board of Singapore.
City Practice 
  1. City of Paris, Benjamin Moignot, Air quality and biodiversity expert at the International Relations Department, City of Paris 
  2. City of Sao Paulo Rodrigo Ravena, Chief of Staff of the Secretariat for Green and the Environment  
  3. City of Helsinki Tuomas Lahti, Environmental Inspector, Helsinki 
 
Day 2 October 30th Venue: Ningbo Pan-Pacific Hotel 
Session 4: Flood Risk Management and Nature-Based Solutions. Moderator: Jianxin Fang, Ph. D, Associate Counsel, Ningbo Development and Reform Commission 
An Overview of Nature-Based Solutions: What, Why and How?  Wanli Fang, Urban Economist, World Bank 
Case Presentations
  1. Singapore: Active, Beautiful and Clean Waters, Yap Kheng Guan, Former Senior Director of PUB of Singapore, Professor (Adj), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
  2. Australia: Multi-functional grey and green hybrid infrastructure delivering multiple benefits in Water Sensitive Cities Jianbin Wang, International Engagement Manager (Asia) Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne, Australia  
  3. Ningbo: Flood Risk Assessment and Solutions for Ninghai County, Shudan Shen, Deputy Mayor of Ninghai County 
  4. Shanghai: Future-oriented Design: The Natural Power of the City, the Integration of Green into Life Lv Zhong, Deputy Chief Engineer, Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute (Group), Co. LTD 
  5. Kunshan: Good Practice of Sponge Cities Xiaoling Fan, Deputy Director, Kuanshan Housing and Urban-rural Development Bureau. 
Session 5: City Natural Capital Accounting. Moderator. Xueman Wang, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank
Key Elements, Insights and Lessons Drawn from the Existing Work, Han Baolong, Assistant Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences Ecological Environment Research Center, Justine Saunders, Project Coordinator for Natural Capital Singapore, ETH Zurich  
Case Presentations
  1. London, Ashley Gorst, Senior Economist of Vivid Economics, City of London 
  2. Big data platform for comprehensive resource and environment management: Systematic solution for ecological profit and loss Haiyun Chen, Research Fellow of Institute of Sustainable Development and Management, Tongji university; Ruixiang Yin, Director of Systematic Strategy Research Office of Institute of DeTao Green Investment 
  3. Lishui City: From GDP to GEP Yiqing, Lin, Ph.D. Candidate, Chinese Academy of Sciences Ecological Environment Research Center 
Panel discussion. Facilitator: Xueman Wang, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank
Session 6: Closing of the Workshop. Moderator: Wanli Fang, Urban Economist, World Bank 
  1. Wrap up - Barjor Mehta, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank - Xueman Wang, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank 
  2. Closing remarks by the World Bank Francis Ghesquiere, Practice Manager, World Bank 
  3. Closing remarks by the Ningbo Municipality Min Shen, Deputy Mayor of Ningbo
 
Day 3 October 31st. Site Visits
  1. Site Visit to Hangzhou Bay Wetland Park (project funded by GEF)
  2. Site Visit to Jiangbei Resilient City Demonstration Area and Urban Green Trail Project 

 

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