Trees for Cities new partnership

 

Trees for Cities has announced a three-year strategic partnership with Redbridge Council to help populate the borough with more trees and greenery. The partnership will work closely with local communities to encourage greener thinking and promote wildlife and air quality regulation. For more details, click here.

European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference

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EUGIC 2017 Budapest:Celebrating Nature Based Solutions for Cities 

The second European Urban GI conference is happening in Budapest on 29th and 30th November 2017. It is an interactive, dynamic and exciting conference where urban green infrastructure leaders share nature-based solutions for cities. For more information and to register a place, click here

 

Development of green infrastructure in EU regions

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Green infrastructure is an emerging concept in many European regions where new ways to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem protection are combined with other land-use objectives, such as agriculture, forestry, recreation, mitigating and adapting to climate change, etc. Examples of innovative approaches to effective application of the green infrastructure at local and regional level already exist, particularly in terms of methodologies, tools, process management, and implementation of green infrastructure solutions in wider contexts. 

In this policy brief, experts from the Policy Learning Platform on Environment and Resource Efficiency have identified examples of projects where regions used the European Territorial Cooperation programmes to drive their policies on green infrastructure.

World Forum on Natural Capital

The World Forum of Natural Capital is being held in Edinburgh on 27th & 28th November 2017. It offers a unique opportunity to hear the latest developments, learn from real-life case studies and connect with leading players to help shape the emerging dialogue.

The 4 themes are: Taking nature into account; Impact through innovation; Cities of tomorrow; and, Prosperous and resilient economies.

For more information and to book, click here

Housing, infrastructure and natural capital workshop

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The free workshop run by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network is being held on 30th October at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire.

It is designed to help those who need to evaluate new housing and infrastructure proposals in terms of whether they deliver net gain or no net loss of ecosystem services. It will introduce three tools that may be suited to large housing and infrastructure proposals, building a consensus on what they can achieve and future requirements for their optimisation.

To book a place, click here.