Green Infrastructure Symposium

THURSDAY, 28TH OF MAY 2020

08:30   Registration

09:00   Welcome  

SESSION 1: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

09:15  Improving connectivity and increasing range and flow of ecosystem services through strategic and integrated approaches at European level
Christine Estreguil, European Commission Joint Research Centre (BE)

09:35  The role of stakeholders in the economic evaluation of green and blue infrastructure and ecosystem services for multi-scale planning 
Maria Quarta, Piedmont Region (IT)  

09:55  Framing the ecosystem services approach within green infrastructure planning systems
Dr. Karsten Rusche, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development (DE)

10:15  Biotic and abiotic risks narrowing ecosystem services provided by riparian forests: an assessment of the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve
Dipl. Ing. Markus Sallmannshofer, Austrian Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (AT)/Interreg Danube Project REFOCuS

10:35   Coffee & Tea

SESSION 2: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE

11:00  Multi-level spatial planning in Warsaw – Nature based solutions and improving quality of life and climate proofing
Agnieszka Kowalewska, Sendzimir Foundation (PL)

11:20  Landscape structure and water management – Sustainable community development and decision-making

Michal Kravčík, Rain for Climate (SK)

11:40  Improving integrated management capacities – Mitigating risk and damage through application of the RAINMAN toolbox, GI benefits and nature-based solutions

Dr. Sabine Scharfe, Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology (DE)/ Interreg CE Project RAINMAN

SESSION 3: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & QUALITY OF LIFE

12:00  The German Federal Green Infrastructure Concept – Background, demands and first implementation projects  
Florian Mayer, BfN - Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (DE) 

12:20  Managing Natura 2000 sites, stakeholder and land-owner engagement in the framework of the EU LIFE+ Programme – The example of the Great Bustard in Austria

Mag. Dr. Rainer Raab, Technical Office for Biology (AT)

12:40  Environmental education and green infrastructure communication through successful stakeholder involvement

Dennis Klein, District of Zwickau/Nature Conservation Centre Gräfenmühle (DE)

13:00   Lunch
            

SESSION 4: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & PLANNING

14:00  Green infrastructure planning on the ground (TBC)
Till Rehwaldt, Rehwaldt Landscape Architects (DE)

14:20  Connecting people and the environment in territorial management – Spatial and landscape planning tools and the green infrastructure framework

Arch. Serena D'Ambrogi , Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (IT)

14:40  Green infrastructure planning in the UK – Past, present and future. Biodiversity off-setting and natural capital planning

Francis Hesketh, The Environment Partnership (UK)

15:00  Green Infrastructure implementation, opportunities and bottlenecks – Experiences from the Czech Republic, Montenegro and Georgia

Michael Hošek, DH&P Conservation Ltd. (CZ) 

15:20  CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
How better integrate the GI concept to European, national and regional policies & planning decisions?

16:00   End of Symposium

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