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#9 GPSC Webinar Series - Bringing Nature to Cities: Too Hot? Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for Cooling Cities

"Presenting transformational tools that can help cities plan and implement comprehensive cooling strategies that include NBS and passive cooling interventions"

Nature-based solutions (NBS) can drastically reduce ambient temperatures in cities. Trees, vegetation, water bodies, green roofs, and green surfaces can mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI), improve thermal comfort in and around buildings, reducing the need for mechanical cooling, while bringing countless quality of life and health benefits to urban communities. While the benefits for people and the planet of well-designed NBS are clear, the implementation of urban NBS for cooling is not happening at the scale and speed required to ensure increased resilience of city dwellers to the impacts of rising temperatures. This webinar presents transformational tools that can help cities plan and implement comprehensive cooling strategies that include NBS and passive cooling interventions. Leading experts outline the multiple benefits of NBS for cooling, while city representatives from around the world share their experiences in developing NBS to respond to heat risks and climate resilience needs.

About the Presenters

Kathy Baughman McLeod

Senior Vice President and Director, Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Santiago Saura

Councilor, City of Madrid, Spain

Xueman Wang

Senior Urban Specialist, GPSC, World Bank

Kes McCormick

Associate Professor, Lund University

Erica Ward

Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

Rushad Nanavatty

Lead, Urban Transformation, RMI

Martina Otto

Head, Cities Unit, United Nations Environment Programme

Jennifer Lenhart

Global Lead, WWF Cities 

Questions Submitted

Ahmed

- Jul 19, 2022
Great discussion

jose luis

- Apr 8, 2022
muy bueno

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 31, 2022
Great!

Ki

- Jan 24, 2022
great!

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Jan 24, 2022
Interesting.
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