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Webinar on the value of urban green and blue spaces for health and well-being

On the occasion of the International Day for Biodiversity, the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health will launch a report “Assessing the value of urban green and blue spaces for health and well-being”. The webinar will show some examples of nature values and present the different approaches to assess urban green and blue spaces and their potential multifunctional benefits (and risks) for health and well-being.
When:
May 22, 2023 from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM (Europe/Copenhagen / UTC200)
Where:
Online
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The value of urban green and blue spaces for health and well-being A growing body of evidence demonstrates the potential of urban green and blue spaces to support and promote health and well-being. These impacts can be used to value the multifunctional benefits (and risks) derived from urban nature. To better prioritize public investments, urban planning and design should take account of the value of nature – for environmental, social and health benefits, and in economic terms. On the occasion of the International Day for Biodiversity, the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health will launch a report “Assessing the value of urban green and blue spaces for health and well-being”. The webinar will show some examples of nature values and present the different approaches to assess urban green and blue spaces and their impacts on health and well-being.

 

Provisional agenda:

10.30 Opening | Nino Berdzuli (Director, Division of Country Health Programmes, WHO Regional Office for Europe)
10.35 Keynote on valuing nature | Ruth Garside and Tim Taylor (WHO Collaborating Centre on Natural Environments and Health, University of Exeter)
11.00 Panel discussion

  • Urban nature and healthy lifestyle perspective | Speaker to be confirmed
  • Environmental economy perspective | Karyn Morrissey (Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark)
  • Nature, biodiversity and health perspective | Aletta Bonn (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research / German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig, Germany)
  • Local authority perspective on the value of nature | Céline De Laurens (Municipality of Lyon, France)

11.25 Discussion and Q & A
11.45 Conclusions and farewell | Sinaia Netanyahu (WHO European Centre for Environment and Health)