Upcoming webinar on the economics of Nature-based Solutions : opportunities for the Mediterranean coastal wetlands

BirdLife International and Vertigo Lab are organising a second of a series of webinars on « The economics of Nature-based Solutions : opportunities for the Mediterranean coastal wetlands ».

Coastal wetlands provide a range of benefits -ecosystem services- to our daily lives and protect biodiversity. Yet, they remain largely misunderstood, especially when it comes to their contribution to local economies and social development.

With the new targets currently being defined at global level such as the SDGs, the Aichi targets, the EU Green Deal as well as the post-2020 Biodiversity framework, governments will be urged to apply measures that recreate resilience and increase benefits to people. In this context, Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in coastal wetlands offer a perfect example of economic development based on natural resources which can be preserved in the long term.

Still, today, no common framework exists to highlight and assess the multiple interests of such solutions.

The webinars will be based on pragmatic approaches and concrete examples to provide you with the right tools that will help you to:

  1. Integrate Nature-based Solutions, based on cost-benefit analysis, in your management plans and land use planning;
  2. Connect and build dialogues between the different local actors and sectors that take into account needs and benefits for all;
  3. (Re-)Create a sustainable balance between human needs and natural resources availabilities in your country/region.

During the webinar to take place on 5 April at 2PM CET, BirdLife International and Vertigo Lab will go through the methodology to perform a cost-benefit analysis. This will include how to assess ecosystem services aiming at providing the economic return on NbS implementation. It will present relevant case studies of restoration projects and will discuss on how to communicate results to key stakeholders, including policy makers.

You can register here before 1 April 2022.

In case of questions, contact Naima CROTTI.

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