Fostering inclusive nature-based solutions in cities across the world

Fostering inclusive nature-based solutions for low-income urban communities

The loss of nature and biodiversity due to urbanization and climate change has serious consequences for cities and the well-being of their residents. This is most evident in disasters like floods, heat waves, and smog, which disproportionately affect low-income and marginalized communities.

This second episode of the Urban Innovation to Achieve Just & Sustainable Cities series will focus on how working with nature within and around cities can protect vulnerable and low-income urban residents from climate change impacts and disasters, improve their quality of life, and reduce cities’ impacts on other valuable systems.  

This session is co-organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and ICLEI in partnership with Cities AllianceUN-Habitat, Slum Dwellers International, the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance, the African Union for Housing Finance, and the City Diplomacy Lab

In continuity with the March kick-off event on “Fostering sustainable construction in informal urban areas”, this virtual event brings together a diverse group of experts and practitioners to engage in constructive dialogue on the development of sustainable urban planning, construction, and financing strategies for cities across the globe.

Keynote: Anna Heringer, Architect 

Panelists :

  • Jaqueline Mueni Katu, Senior Environment Officer, County Government of Kisumu
  • Ashali Bhandari, Managing Director, People’s Urban Living Lab, Transitions Research
  • Julie Greenwalt, Senior Climate Advisor, Cities Alliance

Moderator: Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi, City Diplomacy Lab

🗓 Thursday, June 27, 2024, 1:00-2:30 P.M. CEST/UTC+2

🗣 Language: English, with written translation in French and Spanish.