UrbanByNature, the Global Programme for Urban Nature Pioneers, kicked off its webinar series for Brazilian cities in April 2019.

"Introducing UrbanByNature"

Date: 23rd April 2019

Time: 10-11.30 AM (BRT), 3-4.30 PM (CEST)

In this webinar Participants learned more about the integrated planning approach of the programme, which is aligned with ISO 37101, to build the capacity of local governments staff towards implementing nature-based solutions step-by-step. During the webinar, participants had the opportunity to share their experiences and time to explore common questions.


  • Tiago Freitas, European Commission, DG RTD, Brussels, Belgium
  • Cecilia Herzog, urban landscape designer, specialist in environmental preservation of cities and professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ, Brazil)
  • Marcus Collier, Project Coordinator, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Peter Vos, Sustainability expert, City of Genk (Belgium), Katrien Van De Sijpe, Head of Department of Environment and Sustainability, City of Genk (Belgium) and Mien Quartier, Expert in Social Innovation, City of Genk (Belgium)
  • Erika Mielke, Director of Research and Monitoring of the Environment Secretary of Curitiba, Brazil
  • Daniela Rizzi, ICLEI Europe

Moderated by Alice Reil and Daniela Rizzi (ICLEI Europe), Sophia Picarelli (ICLEI South America).

Visit our playlist with the webinar's videos on the Connecting Nature YouTube channel.

To view the agenda click here.

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