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4 November 2020
Nature-based solutions for carbon storage
Join Earthwatch on 4 November for a free webinar discussing the use of Nature-based solutions for carbon storage. With many cities around the world working towards carbon neutrality, they will explore the potential of urban nature-based solutions to capture carbon and contributions to this goal. Their scientific experts will be joined by representatives from Nottingham City Council and University of Reading to talk about the important role of soil around urban trees as...
11 November 2020
Nature-based solutions for natural flood management
Climate projections predict a rise in the intensity and severity of extreme weather events, leading to a greater risk of flooding. With largely impermeable surface cover, urban areas are particularly vulnerable. On 11 November, join Earthwatch Europe's scientific experts and representatives from Imperial College London and Polypipe, as they discuss urban trees and green roofs' ability to help control flooding in urban areas in the UK. Register here.
18 November 2020
Nature-based solutions for improved thermal comfort
Heatwaves present huge risks to human health, infrastructure and the economy. Cities often suffer the most from extreme heat because of the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI). On the 18 November, Earthwatch Europe scientists will be joined by Kalifa University of Science and Technology and Loughborough University to share research findings and insights into the potential of nature-based solutions, in particular urban trees, to improve local microclimates and thermal...
19 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:00
Webinar: The importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health
The CLEVER Cities, Connecting Nature, UNaLab and Grow Green projects invite you to participate in this timely webinar focusing on the importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will take place on Thursday 19 November between 10:00-11:00 CET. Spending time in urban green and blue spaces provides numerous mental health benefits. Parks, playgrounds, rivers and other urban green and blue spaces have proven to promote...
25 - 27 November 2020
Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships (URP 2020)
Under auspices of the Minister of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) Anja Karliczek, the conference "Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020" will take place in Leipzig, Germany and online, 25–27 November 2020. URP2020 will take place in a hybrid format, i.e. there will be physical meetings in Leipzig open for digital participation and digital-only-sessions. This means, you will be able to actively participate and contribute to all sessions...
25 November 2020
Nature-based solutions for water quality improvements
We rely on freshwater for so many things, but the impacts of urbanisation and climate change are a significant threat to them. Join the Earthwatch webinar on 25 November to hear from Earthwatch Europe, Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible and Mott MacDonald about the potential of nature-based solutions for water purification, with a case study looking at a major water supply area to Mexico City. Register here.