Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Nearly $25 Billion spent to secure green infrastructure worldwide in 2015
This report tracks the growing popularity of an integrated water management approach that combines engineered “gray infrastructure” with “green infrastructure”. Access the full report and visit Forest Trends’ Watershed Connect portal to explore a comprehensive inventory of programs around the world.
News Nature-based climate adaptation city design for Copenhagen wins Scandinavia’s biggest Architecture Award
A Copenhagen-based architectural firm won the award for a nature-based climate adaptation of Inner Copenhagen. The project averts flooding while creating a series of new green urban spaces. Construction will start in 2019 and finish in 2022. Find project detailshere.
Where can green infrastructure be most effective? Chicago uses sensors to evaluate green storm water solutions
A new pilot project by City Digital, a consortium of public, private and higher education entities, is testing the effectiveness of different green storm water projects using sensors and cloud computing. To learn more about this project, read the web article.
Call for Abstracts
World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017 - designing with nature
The World Green Infrastructure Congress will be held from 20-22 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The call for papers is now open until 31 January 2017. Access requirements and the program of the event here.
Featured Event Disasters and green infrastructure feature at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017
Scientific Corner The science, policy and practice of nature-based solutions: An interdisciplinary perspective
In this paper, the authors analyse nature-based solutions (NBS) in relation to similar concepts and reflect on its relationship to sustainability as an overarching framework. Read the full article to learn their conclusions.