Safeguard webinar on urban pollinators: How can cities protect pollinators and build resilience to climate change

Carla Stoyanova | 18/09/2023 15:02:48 | external event, workshop

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
10:30 to 12:15 CET

We are happy to invite you to the online event: Urban pollinators: how can cities protect pollinators and build resilience to climate change?. The event will be held online on September 20, 2023 (10:30 to 12:15 CET) and will address the topic of climate adaptation and pollinators in cities.

The workshop will help provide keys for city managers to optimise co-benefits for pollinator conservation and climate through urban greening and highlight best practices.

Main questions that will be explored:
  • What is the effect of heat on urban pollinators;
  • How can urban greening plans integrate better these issues and create synergies climate adaptation/ resilience of pollinators;
  • Perceptions: willingness of citizens to undertake pollinator conservation actions/pollinator behaviour;
  • Nature based solutions: synergising climate and biodiversity.
Key speakers:
  • Costanza Geppert, (University of Padua, Italy);
  • Anja Proske, Project manager for the Berlin wildbee project at the German Wildlife foundation (Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung);
  • Jonathan Sorel, Advisor to the Mayor of Paris on public space, transport, mobility and nature in the city.
The science-policy conversation will highlight:
The webinar includes insights from Safeguard’s publication, co-authored by partners Costanza Geppert, Andree Cappellari and Lorenzo Marini of the University of Padua: "Temperature and not landscape composition shapes wild bee communities in an urban environment".

Interested? Register here

This event is organised by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and EUROCITIES with help from IUCN Europe for the Safeguard project.

Photo:  Poster of the webinar “Urban pollinators: how can cities protect pollinators and build resilience to climate change?”

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This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101003476.

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