Dialogues with Brazil.

August 28 to September 1 2023, Berlin, Germany

Workshop 2, Green

Workshop 2, main objective

Workshop two’s main objective is to strengthen project operations proposals for nature-based solutions with strategies that increase cost-efficiency in favor of vulnerable groups.

Healthy urban ecosystems are the base of healthy communities and human well-being. In sustainable planning, nature-based solutions are a tool to improve urban ecosystems and restore air, soil, and water quality from the effects of rainwater runoff, urban heat, and biotope loss. They provide human health and enhance livelihood benefits that contribute to multiple Sustainable Development Goals.
However, without a planning focus on equity and justice, nature-based solutions risk exacerbating inequities.
Day two discusses the importance of attention to distributional, procedural, and recognitional equity in urban green infrastructure development. It reviews examples of real-world programs and strategies to improve equity and justice outcomes. The day’s task is to prepare an Operations Development Proposal for nature-based solutions that integrate sustainable development goals for health, communities, climate action, and biodiversity.

Project tracks encouraged include:
○ Inclusive transport,
○ Nature-based solutions with a health equity focus.

Workshop 2 schedule

Local Gov talks | 9:00 – 12:30

A. Six Gov groups give ten-minute talks to describe their project ideas under the topic areas.

B. 20-minute Q&A deepens into possible operation challenges in implementing climate adaptation, resilience, and mitigation projects against climate change effects and impacts in their municipalities.

Lunch break | 12:30 – 13:30

II. Advisory sessions | 13:30 – 15:00 

Three 30-minute presentations offer advice on possibilities to integrate sustainable development goals 6, 11, 13, and 15.

  • Passive cooling designs by TU-Berlin, Natural Building Lab | Marco Schmidt
  • Water sensitive planning by TU-Berlin, Natural Building Lab | (placeholder)
  • Biophilic Urbanism by TU-Berlin | Jacob van Rijs

30-minute coffee break

III. Workshop | 15:30 – 16:15
Municipalities work with advisors in filling an Operations Development document with input from sessions I and II.

Group dialogues | 16:15 – 17:15
Each municipality takes a few minutes to read its proposal for an open discussion.

Sector and related SDGs

Create sustainable development opportunities and safeguards

a) Strengthen and foster environmental governance and policy.
b) Innovate in public and private financing investment opportunities.
c) Assist in the design and implementation sustainable development plans that include natural capital, disaster risk management and climate change impact consideration.
d) Provide environmental and social safeguards to projects and plans.

Workshop 1 discusses the benefits of planning for all.

Workshop 3 reviews how to make plans bankable.

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