The next EUROCITIES Environment forum will take place in Porto/Guimaraes, Portugal, from 18 to 20 March.
Nature is declining at unprecedented rates with over one million species at risk of extinction. This is eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life. Simultaneously, cities face multiple and converging challenges. The climate is changing bringing unpredictable weather patterns leading to more frequent floods and droughts, causing oceans to acidify and forests to burn. At the European level, the new European Commission has announced an ambitious European Green Deal which aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society with a resource-efficient and competitive economy. But we need action fast. Cities are taking that action.
At this year’s Environment Forum - jointly hosted by Porto and Guimaraes - explore how cities are harnessing the power of nature to address these environmental challenges. How can nature inspire urban design and management processes in order to create resilient and prosperous environments? How can we build cities that not only use the resources available, but provide for a thriving future? We will explore how nature-based solutions can boost climate change adaptation, transform our food systems, enhance green infrastructure and encourage new governance strategies that can transform the way we think about ‘green’ policy planning.
Leonardo da Vinci once commented that “those who are inspired by a model other than nature are labouring in vain”. Join us as we explore how to harness nature’s power to tackle the defining problems of the twenty-first century.
Don't forget to register to the forum using the link above (please note that the event is only open to members)
You are also invited to reserve your hotel using the practical guide available for downloading.