Regreen promotes urban liveability, through fostering nature-based solutions in Europe and China using evidence-based tools and improved urban governance accelerating the transition towards equitable, green and healthy cities.

URP 2020 call for papers is open!

By Ellen Banzhaf, WG Geomatics, March 2020 The call for abstracts for the URP2020  is open! Deadline for abstract submission: 31 May 2020. For more information please click here.

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2020 and beyond, a decisive decade for biodiversity

By Vasileios Latinos, ICLEI, January 2020 A new report exploring the future of cities released by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre states that public space makes up 2-15 percent of land in European city centres.

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Bring back the nature to where the people are, re-green our cities

By Sandra Vlašić, Green Energy Cooperative, November 2019 It is crystal clear, we must adapt to climate change. It is not the question anymore can we do it, but how to do it? One way, so

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China and Nature-Based Solutions

By Richard Hardiman, January 2020 China is co-lead, together with New Zealand, of the Climate Action Summit’s Nature-based Solutions (NBS) action area and Mr. Xie Zhenhua, former head of China’s climate change office announced nine action

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ULLs facing severe challenges and starting to take actions – State of play in 3 REGREEN ULLs in Europe

AARHUS 1) Which are the main environmental and social challenges Aarhus is facing with? Aarhus Municipality is facing rapid urban growth, with the number of inhabitants rising from the current 340,000 to additional 75,000 inhabitants by

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This Friday, I am co-moderating the first #ICLEI City #Resilience Stories Webinar, featuring @david_j_p and @pieropelizzaro , Chief Resilience Officers from Quito (Ecuador) and Milan (Italy) discussing the COVID-19 virus outbreak and how cities cope with it and build resilience

👇 quality and number of 🌳🌱🍀🥕🦔 greennspace m2 per inhabitant becoming very apparent in the days of #Quarantine #SocialDistancing #lockdown... being active and spending time in natural areas is still allowed in some cities. #COVID19 #mentalhealth

👇 quality and number of 🌳🌱🍀🥕🦔 greennspace m2 per inhabitant becoming very apparent in the days of #Quarantine #SocialDistancing #lockdown... being active and spending time in natural areas is still allowed in some cities. #COVID19 #mentalhealth
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Brits spend 114 hours per year on gardening tasks on average. Whether it’s vegetables, flowers or easy-to-maintain pot-plants, our open and greenspace is often associated with health and wellbeing. Check back later for more garden graphics.

Proud to announce new agreement between @ICLEI_SAMS, @ICLEI_Europe & Brazil's @CGEE_oficial to cooperatively pursue opportunities to bring #NatureBasedSolutions to governments, civil society and companies. Find out more at https://bit.ly/39hV952

Look at these inspiring immediate collective responses in the times of health emergency:


https://citiesforglobalhealth.org

#healthycities #collectivepower #COVID19 @EUROCITIEStweet @metropolis_org

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PARTNERS

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BUSINESS ACCELERATORS

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REGREEN OBJECTIVES

  • 01:Integrate knowledge and evidence on benefits from NBS

    REGREEN will review and assess evidence, experience and good practices of NBS, including potential positive as well as negative side effects. REGREEN will capitalise upon existing knowledge in Europe as well as in China, while focusing on how the NBS address key challenges facing urban areas, such as climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and social equity. The project will analyse green and blue infrastructure extensively, also reflecting their socio-spatial configuration, and investigate urban populations’ accessibility, interaction with, and experience of, their natural environment and effects on health and wellbeing. Moreover, we will assess the multiple benefits and values of ecosystem services that good practice NBS provide. (WP2, WP3, WP4; WP5; contributing to Expected impacts (EI 1,2).

  • 02:Develop and test tools to guide, design and plan NBS

    REGREEN will review and assess evidence, experience and good practices of NBS, including potential positive as well as negative side effects. REGREEN will capitalise upon existing knowledge in Europe as well as in China, while focusing on how the NBS address key challenges facing urban areas, such as climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and social equity. The project will analyse green and blue infrastructure extensively, also reflecting their socio-spatial configuration, and investigate urban populations’ accessibility, interaction with, and experience of, their natural environment and effects on health and wellbeing. Moreover, we will assess the multiple benefits and values of ecosystem services that good practice NBS provide. (WP2, WP3, WP4; WP5; contributing to Expected impacts (EI 1,2).

  • 03:Consolidate business and investment models for NBS

    REGREEN will review and assess evidence, experience and good practices of NBS, including potential positive as well as negative side effects. REGREEN will capitalise upon existing knowledge in Europe as well as in China, while focusing on how the NBS address key challenges facing urban areas, such as climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and social equity. The project will analyse green and blue infrastructure extensively, also reflecting their socio-spatial configuration, and investigate urban populations’ accessibility, interaction with, and experience of, their natural environment and effects on health and wellbeing. Moreover, we will assess the multiple benefits and values of ecosystem services that good practice NBS provide. (WP2, WP3, WP4; WP5; contributing to Expected impacts (EI 1,2).

  • 04:Promote NBS in education, governance, and planning

    REGREEN will review and assess evidence, experience and good practices of NBS, including potential positive as well as negative side effects. REGREEN will capitalise upon existing knowledge in Europe as well as in China, while focusing on how the NBS address key challenges facing urban areas, such as climate change resilience, biodiversity loss, and social equity. The project will analyse green and blue infrastructure extensively, also reflecting their socio-spatial configuration, and investigate urban populations’ accessibility, interaction with, and experience of, their natural environment and effects on health and wellbeing. Moreover, we will assess the multiple benefits and values of ecosystem services that good practice NBS provide. (WP2, WP3, WP4; WP5; contributing to Expected impacts (EI 1,2).

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Partners

Aarhus University
Aarhus Kommune
Muséum National D’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN)
City of Velika Gorica
The University of Exeter
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
ICLEI European Secretariat
Olanis GmbH
Jeplae Consulting
Intugreen
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
Tsinghua University
Fundan University
helmholtz zentrum
The Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IUE)
RTH
L'institut Paris Region
SLU
Zelena Energetska Zadruga