Green and Resilient Urban Development: Biodiversity, Nature-Based Solutions and Natural Capital Accounting for Cities
Oct 29-31, 2019
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.
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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
Session 2: Framing and Overview. Moderator: Yaoming Wu, Deputy Director, Ningbo Housing and Urban-rural Development Bureau
Supporting Cities to pursue Ecological Civilization: an integrated approach to city biodiversity and climate resilience and leveraging natural capital accounting and nature-based solutions for green urban strategies, Xueman Wang, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank
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
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.
|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
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
Panel discussion. Facilitator: Xueman Wang, Senior Urban Specialist, World Bank
Session 6: Closing of the Workshop. Moderator: Wanli Fang, Urban Economist, World Bank
|Day 3 October 31st. Site Visits|