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08.07.2019.

Brest takes action to manage flooding with nature-based solutions

Brest takes action to manage flooding with nature-based solutions

The city of Brest in France is vulnerable to sudden flooding caused by heavy rainfall, made worse by climate change and the roads, pavements and other impermeable surfaces in the city. As part of its activities in GrowGreen, the city...


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04.07.2019.

Nature in the city: Green solutions for healthy, resilient and sustainable cities

Nature in the city: Green solutions for healthy, resilient and sustainable cities

“The link between social well-being, mental health and green cities is very strong, we need to use this data more effectively in our efforts on promoting nature-based solutions” Eva Mayerhofer, Lead Environment Specialist at the European Investment Bank  Today the...


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28.06.2019.

GrowGreen cities plan collaborations in Wroclaw

GrowGreen cities plan collaborations in Wroclaw

The GrowGreen team met in June in Wroclaw’s beautiful old town hall to discuss progress in developing demonstration projects and strategies for nature-based solutions and to find opportunities to share knowledge and experiences. To start the meeting, the team visited...


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20.06.2019.

Stakeholders meet in Modena to collaborate on managing floods

Stakeholders meet in Modena to collaborate on managing floods

The city of Modena, Italy, is at risk of localised flooding due to its canal network and proximity to two rivers. As part of its work in GrowGreen, the city will incorporate nature-based solutions into its plan for hydraulic risk...


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15.05.2019.

GrowGreen conference: Taking action to mobilise finance for creating green cities

GrowGreen conference: Taking action to mobilise finance for creating green cities

Securing sufficient long-term financing for nature-based solutions is frequently a challenge for city governments, which limits the extent to which cities can successfully adapt to climate change. In March, GrowGreen hosted the European conference on innovative financing for creating green...


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22.03.2019.

There’s no shortage of money – Interview with Louise Wilson, Director, Abundance Investments

There’s no shortage of money – Interview with Louise Wilson, Director, Abundance Investments

Nature-based solutions in cities offer benefits for the environment, for people and for the economy. But cities often find it challenging to fund their implementation and maintenance. To understand how cities can mobilise investment in nature-based solutions in advance of...


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18.02.2019.

The Nature of Manchester

The Nature of Manchester

It seems so long ago now. A conversation with Jonny Sadler from the Manchester Climate Change Agency, about the possibility of the City of Manchester’s involvement with a new EU project looking at demonstrating how scientific knowledge of urban ecosystems...


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15.01.2019.

European conference on innovative financing for creating green cities

European conference on innovative financing for creating green cities

26th – 27th March 2019 Manchester City Football Club, Manchester, UK Green cities are healthy, liveable and resilient to climate and water risks. Investing in nature-based solutions helps cities to tackle flooding, heat stress, drought, poor air quality and unemployment,...


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21.12.2018.

Manchester and Wuhan win at the Horizon 2020 Urban-EU-China Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation Awards Ceremony

Manchester and Wuhan win at the Horizon 2020 Urban-EU-China Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation Awards Ceremony

On December 12th 2018, the partnership between Wuhan and Manchester City was selected as the final winner at the EU-China City-City partnership awards ceremony of the Horizon 2020 China-Europe Sustainable Urbanisation Innovation Platform, held in Beijing and jointly organised by...


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19.12.2018.

Chinese cities grow and with it, the need for green

Chinese cities grow and with it, the need for green

Worldwide out of the 47 megacities, China alone counts 17. These are cities with a population in excess of 10 million people. Today over half of the Chinese mainland population lives in cities. Towards 2030, China aims for 70% of...


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