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"How can cities develop indicators to assess impacts of nature-based solutions?"
Date: 23 September 2019
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM,(BRT), 3:00-4:00PM (CEST).


  • Adina Dumitru, Director of the Sustainability Specialization Campus at the University of A Coruña (Spain)
  • Gillian Dick, Spatial Planning Manager – Research & Development, Development Plan Group, Development & Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council (Scotland) & Laura Mowat, Project Officer – Connecting Nature, Development Plan Group, City of Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Sean Kelly, Senior Project Officer, Connecting Nature, City of Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Maria Silvia Rossi, Subsecretary of Territorial Environmental Management, Environment State Secretariat of Distrito Federal, Brasília (Brazil)
  • Raiza Fraga and Monique Pinheiro, Center for Strategic Studies and Management (CGEE), Brasília (Brazil)

The webinar was moderated by Alice Reil and Daniela Rizzi (ICLEI Europe) and Larissa Heinisch (ICLEI South America).

Content of the webinar:

  • co-designing a robust impact assessment framework for nature-based solutions that can capture their multifunctionality;
  • a brief overview of the principles that should guide indicator selection and a brief summary of the state-of-the-art evidence on effectiveness of NBS;
  • a few common fears regarding evaluation;
  • aligning monitoring and evaluation of NBS with cities ‘strategic objectives and efforts to reach SDGs;
  • opportunities for citizen participation in impact assessment;
  • Brazilian ongoing initiatives around nature-based solutions and indicators;
  • the experiences of Brasília (Brazil) with the Economic Ecological Zoning, the Digital Environmental Information System and its relation to indicators and nature-based solutions;
  • the experiences of Glasgow (Scotland) with  the Open Space Strategy and its  alignment with the SDGs, about the employed assessment methods (both qualitative and quantitative)  and the opportunities arising for citizen engagement with evaluation

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