International Workshop « Implementation of Nature Based Solutions to tackle climate change: Focus on the Mediterranean region »

01/22/2019 to 01/24/2019


Researchers, practitioners and policy makers of the Mediterranean region and European Union will be brought together to discuss on the benefits and challenges related to Nature Based Solutions implementation.

The city of Marseille will host the workshop "Implementation of Nature-based Solutions to tackle climate change: Focus on the Mediterranean region" on 22-24 January 2019. Organized by Plan BleuIUCN Centre for Mediterranean CooperationUICN French CommitteeConservatoire du Littoral, Tour du Valat, MedWET and Wetlands International, this event will gather researchers, practitioners and policy makers of the Mediterranean region and European Union to discuss on the benefits and challenges related to Nature-based Solutions implementation.

This workshop aims to capitalize on the outcomes and lessons learned from projects that are being carried out in the Mediterranean by partners across different ecosystems that vary from coastal ecosystems, forests , urban ecosystems, etc. It also pursues to share European and Mediterranean best practices and challenges in terms of Nature-based Solutions within researchers and wetland managers, to create new collaborations, and to raise the awareness of policy makers on the importance of healthy ecosystems for effective adaptation to climate change, specifically by bringing Nature-based Solutions into action. 
 
Please note that a call for applications is underway to select an expert to draft the policy paper on Nature-based solutions in the Mediterranean, which will be produced based on information gathered during the Marseille workshop, and feedbacks/contributions from partners.. If you are interested, please apply online until 9 January 2019 at the latest.
 
For more information about the workshop or about the call for applicants, please contact Nelly Bourlion.
 
Please note that registrations are now closed.


Useful documents:

 
 
Concept Note (updated January 18th, 2019)
 
 



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