SSC Newsletter 2: NBS Day in Utrecht

Published on 6 June 2022 at 17:02

Urban NBS Day 2022: Co-Finance and Digitalisation for Nature-Based Solutions

Dr Andrea Armstrong, Research Director of Silent Spring Consultants attended the first URBAN NBS DAY last week at the Social Impact Factory in Utrecht, The Netherlands. There were a range of participants including researchers, practitioners and students.

The topic of this first event was co-financing and digitalisation for nature-based solutions. Its an emerging and key topic as while there is a growing consensus that urban nature-based solutions such as green roofs or urban parks contribute to more sustainable cities and enhance the physical and mental health of inhabitants – a challenge to realising such projects is how to finance them alongside a lack of collaboration between stakeholders. One way to tackle this challenge may be to harness and/or develop innovations in digital technologies to encourage and support collaboration between stakeholders. Key note speakers and poster workshops presented a range of insights and novel approaches to foster NBS sustainability and encouraged lively discussions amongst all participants.

If these topics are of interest to you or your organisation then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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#urbansustainability #naturefinance #financingnature
#digitalisation #naturedigitalisation
#research #sustainability #socialimpact #utrecht #netherlands

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