Green Infrastructure Symposium

THURSDAY, 28TH OF MAY 2020

08:30   Registration

09:00   Welcome Address
Elmar Csaplovics, TU Dresden

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 ecosyste services for multi-scale planning
Maria Quarta, Piedmont Region (IT)  

09:55  Green infrastructure enhancement and ecosystem services provision in central Europe: experience from Interreg CE MaGICLandscapes
Christopher Marrs, TU Dresden (DE)

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


SESSION 2: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE

10:35  Landscape structure and water management – Sustainable community development and decision-making
Michal Kravčík, Rain for Climate (SK)

10:55  Coffee & Tea

11:20  Multi-level spatial planning in Warsaw – Nature based solutions and improving quality of life and climate proofing
Agnieszka Kowalewska, City of  Warsaw, Spatial Planning and Development Strategy Office (PL)

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

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

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  Practical implementation of green infrastructure – Lessons from Dresden: communicating, designing and implementing green infrastructure and its benefits
Christiane Eberts, Rehwaldt Landscape Architects (DE)

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

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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