Finding Nature Based Solutions Together (CAS 2021)

The seminar will be led by the Program Leader of Biodiverse Environment, Dr. Reinier Ris Lambers from Wageningen Environmental Research (WUR) and the Chief Scientist of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), Dr. Michiel Shaeffer. Leading scientists from WUR will tackle the role and potential of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) to address climate-change adaptation challenges across main development sectors, including coastal protection, food systems, cities and urban areas.

Organised by Wageningen Environmental Research

Fri 22 January 2021 16:35 to 17:25

Venue Livestream

The seminar will start with an overview and long-term vision for NBS in the climate change agenda followed by specific reviews and perspectives to mainstream NBS into adaptation in various development sectors. Each of the sectors will be presented aiming at analyzing the potential for NBS in addressing specific climate risks, sharing evidence generated on the challenges to scale specific NBS illustrated with implementation examples, and finally presenting the way forward for a business case for NBS.

The session aims at providing and overview and analysis on the progress towards mainstreaming NBS in the global adaptation agenda and future steps to bring adaptation actions at scale across global regions.


16:35 – 16:40 hrs
Opening Remarks by, Michiel Schaeffer, Chief Scientist, Global Center on Adaptation

Host: Dr. Reinier Hille Ris Lambers, Program Leader Biodiverse Environment, Wageningen Environmental Research (WUR)

16:40 – 16:50 hrs
Session 1: A Nature-based vision for the long term
Dr. Tim van Hattum MSc. – Program Leader Green Climate Solutions (WUR)

16:50 – 17:00 hrs
Session 2: Nature-based solutions for coastal protection
Dr. Martin Baptist – Coastal ecologist (WUR)

17:00 – 17:10 hrs

Session 3: Nature-based solutions for climate resilient food systems
Dr. Annemarie Groot – Researcher Climate Change Adaptation in the Agro-food sector (WUR)

17:10 – 17:25 hrs
Discussion Panel and closing remarks by Dr. Reinier Hille Ris Lambers