On May 13th , MGI organized a webinar to get insights on this topic and link them back to the pilot project focusing on blue-green infrastructure in Saltillo.
The speakers, who are part of the UNaLab project, shared with the audience experiences and outcomes of the 4 years of the UNaLab journey. The project aimed at piloting and demonstrating nature-based solutions and analyzing their impact on the ground in more than 10 cities.
Their experience was very useful to the MGI audience since some of the MGI pilot projects are also dealing with the implementation of green interventions. Participants from all around the world joined to listen in.
Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) are ‘green’ solutions inspired by nature which address current environmental, societal and economic challenges leading to urban development. They offer numerous benefits in ares such as social health, public cohesion, biodiversity, and particularly climate change adaptation. NBS focus on deploying actions on the ground with measures such as greening interventions, green roofs and facades, different bio-engineering measures, water sensitive urban designs, to name a few.