Tbilisi (view from Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace)

Mount Ararat and the Yerevan skyline in spring
(Serouj Ourishian) 

UrbanByNature, the Global Programme for Urban Nature Pioneers, will kicked off its webinar series for the Caucasus region in July 2020:

"Introducing nature-based solutions and UrbanByNature programme"

Date:    10th July 2020

Time:   2 – 3:30 PM (CEST)

In this introductory webinar, we presented our facilitated capacity-building and expertise-sharing programme to help lift the barriers to urban nature and set our cities and towns on a new green course. Participants learnt what Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) actually are in both European and Caucasian contexts as well as about how to build the capacity of local stakeholders 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.

Speakers for this kick-off webinar were:

  • Tiago Freitas, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG RTD, Brussels, Belgium
  • Marcus Collier, H2020 Connecting Nature Project Coordinator, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Daniela Rizzi, Officer, Sustainable Resources Climate and Resilience, ICLEI, Germany
  • Mamuka Gvilava, GIS and RS Consulting Center "GeoGraphic", Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Lilit Sahakyan, Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies (CENS), Yerevan, Armenia

The webinar was moderated by Philipp LaHaela Walter, ICLEI European Secretariat

View the agenda here.

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

If you haven't  registered for the UrbanbyNature programme yet, please register here. This way you can keep up to date with the information on the webinar series!