Nature-based Solutions for urban development and adaptation in the greater Mekong region.
Climate crises – floods, droughts, heatwaves – are increasing the pressures facing the Mekong region’s rapidly growing urban areas. On their own, conventional approaches to urban development cannot deliver the social, environmental and economic outcomes Mekong communities desire at a cost they can afford.
Advancing nature-based solutions in urban centres gives us new opportunities to adapt and build a more sustainable future.
Join us for a deep dive into the context, the opportunities and the emerging practice for advancing nature-based solutions in the greater Mekong region.
When:12–13 September 2023, 9am – 1 pm (Indochina Time)
Where: Online via zoom.
Thought leaders share their experiences with nature-based solutions and how they can be harnessed to create better outcomes for communities.
Senior officials from greater Mekong regional countries offer country-specific and regional perspectives on implementing nature-based solutions.
Practitioners and researchers from each country provide practical insights on opportunities and challenges in applying nature-based solutions for climate resilient development.
The RUCaS team introduce the first case studies in each country.
Practitioners and researchers from each country share the opportunities, progress and challenges of applying nature-based solutions in their country’s case study.
Via breakout sessions for each country, participants discuss the key issues for the case study in their country:
- On Nut Urban Forest Park, Bangkok, Thailand
- Can Tho University, Can Tho, Viet Nam
- Mano wetland ponds, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
- Rail wetland park, Battambang, Cambodia.