Urban nature-based solutions in Germany - experiences, successes and future challenges - Expert Workshop

On 5th May 2020, the NATURVATION expert workshop "Urban nature-based solutions in Germany - experiences, successes and future challenges" took place online. More than 60 experts from policy, administration, practice and research jointly discussed current challenges, need for action and options for a broader application of nature-based solutions in Germany.

During the workshop, diverse outcomes and findings from the NATURVATION project were presented, including: Findings from 150 German nature-based solutions case studies included in the Urban Nature Atlas as well as innovative financing, cooperation and governance models for nature-based solutions. These models were illustrated by invited experts with examples from Hamburg, Essen, Hanover, Grimma and Leipzig. In addition, the current political framework and challenges in Germany were presented from the perspective of the federal government. In the final panel discussion, ideas and possibilities were developed to increase the implementation of nature-based solutions in German cities for the benefit of urban nature and citizens.

A recording of the workshop as well as the presentation slides (both in German) are available to download at https://www.ecologic.eu/17047