In a proactive move towards a greener and more sustainable future, the Municipality of Szeged and the Energiaklub Climate Policy Institute collaborated to organise a significant launch event for the “GreenScape CE” (Climate-proof landscape through renaturing urban areas in Central Europe) project in Szeged, Hungary, on August 29, 2023.
The primary objective of the event was to introduce the project to stakeholders, engage in discussions surrounding nature-based solutions (NBS), present the NBS curriculum developed as part of the project, analyse challenges and barriers hindering the widespread adoption of NBS in Hungary, and gather insights into local best practices.
The event served as a vital platform for knowledge exchange and cooperation. The Deputy Mayor of the City of Szeged inaugurated the event with a warm welcome and underscored the significance of collaborative efforts. He also shed light on the pivotal role of nature in urban development from an urban developer’s perspective.
Bianka Hévizi, the project manager at the Municipality of Szeged, took the opportunity to detail the project’s goals, anticipated outcomes, and the timeline of its implementation. Her presentation provided valuable insights into the project’s mission and the roadmap ahead.
A series of interactive sessions fostered dynamic discussions between project leaders, public officials, local NGOs, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and other event attendees. The participants collectively identified key challenges and bottlenecks that have hindered the widespread adoption of NBS in Hungary. These sessions also generated potential solutions and highlighted local success stories in NBS implementation.
The event was a significant step towards creating a more sustainable and environmentally friendly urban landscape in Hungary. It emphasised the importance of NBS and provided a platform for stakeholders to collaborate, share insights, and contribute to the realisation of sustainable urban development practices.
Stay tuned for more updates and insights as the project progresses towards achieving its goals. Together, we can create a more sustainable and nature-centric urban environment.