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WORKSHOP: NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN CITIES

May 10 @ 2:00 PM - May 14 @ 6:00 PM UTC+0

WORKSHOP: NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN CITIES

This workshop will be delivered within the context of the project “Nature-based solutions for a cleaner and safer Macao” implemented by the Institute of Science and Environment at USJ and supported by the Drop by Drop Project, Clean the World Foundation and Las Vegas Sands.

Workshop framework

The increase of population in cities associated with climate change impacts can create innumerable environmental, economic and social problems, around the world. Urban areas have become more impermeable, with an increase fragmentation of habitats, ecosystem degradation, intensification of the heat island effect, water, air and land pollution and consequently leading to deterioration of human wellbeing and disconnection to nature.

The strategy for changing territories dynamics involves the use of Nature-Based Solutions to promote multifunctional areas, operating at different scales and relying on nature to generate environmental (e.g., biodiversity conservation or adaptation to climate change), economic (e.g., job creation and property valuation) and social (e.g., water drainage) advantages. Nature-Based Solutions also play an important role in mitigating the effects of urbanization, aiming to strengthen urban ecosystems in order to be more resilient to the challenges of climate change and contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy. To meet the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, there is a need to entail substantial global investments and an unprecedented transformation of the infrastructure system.

This workshop will address the Nature-based solutions principles, concepts, barriers and opportunities for action. Strategies for Nature-based solutions landscape integration in cities will be delivered as their contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Examples of Nature-Based solutions will be closely looked at, such as, green roofs and walls, mangroves and constructed wetlands. Expert views and practical experiences will be shared. 

This workshop will be delivered within the context of the project “Nature-based solutions for a cleaner and safer Macao” implemented by the Institute of Science and Environment at USJ and supported by the Drop by Drop ProjectClean the World Foundation and Las Vegas Sands. It also aligns to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

 

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Engagement time: 20 hours

Schedule: 14h-18 hours
Course type: online-course + 2 presential technical visits
Instruction Language: English
Certificate of participation will be awarded to participants who complete at least 80% of the Sessions.

Registration:

You may register until May 3 2021

For more details regarding the workshop, please visit the website

Contact information 201900464@usj.edu.mo

Participants will be limited to 30 individuals, and registration is on a first-come-first served basis. The link for Sessions 1 to 3 (online) of the workshop will be sent to applicants after successful registration.

TEL: (853) 8592 5613|FAX: (853) 2872 5517

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University of Saint Joseph | 聖若瑟大學 | Universidade de São José || Macao, China | Estrada Marginal da Ilha Verde, 14-17  |中國澳門青洲河邊馬路14-17號 —

Karen Araño Tagulao University of Saint Joseph Rua de Londres 16, Macau SAR. karentagulao@usj.edu.mo http://usj.edu.mo/

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Start:
May 10 @ 2:00 PM UTC+0
End:
May 14 @ 6:00 PM UTC+0
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Website:
https://www.usj.edu.mo/en/events/workshop-nature-based-solutions-cities/