Green Infrastructure Symposium

THURSDAY, 28TH OF MAY 2020

08:30   Registration

09:00   Welcome  

09:15   SESSION 1: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

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)

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)  

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

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

11:00   SESSION 2: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE

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

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

Michal Kravčík, Rain for Climate (SK)

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

12:00   SESSION 3: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & QUALITY OF LIFE

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

Green infrastructure projects in the framework of the EU LIFE Programme

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

Environmental education and green infrastructure communication through successful stakeholder involvement

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

13:00   Lunch
            

14:00   SESSION 4: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & PLANNING

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

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)

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

Francis Hesketh, The Environment Partnership (UK)

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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