A Regional Approach to Biodiversity-led Green Infrastructure
May 2, 2019
- Jack Satzewich (Research Assistant, ACT – Adaptation to Climate Change Team, Simon Fraser University)
- Dan Straker (Research Assistant, ACT – Adaptation to Climate Change Team, Simon Fraser University)
Green infrastructure and nature-based solutions are gaining traction as their benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation become better understood. Meanwhile, biodiversity loss is emerging as a global crisis that carries a similar level of urgency to climate change. ACT, SFU researchers have been investigating ways that cities could take a more intentional, regional approach to planning green infrastructure in ways that benefit biodiversity in a changing climate, while providing a host of other benefits. In this webinar, the presenters share urban success stories and discuss the importance of building shared understanding, as well as efforts to integrate across political, jurisdictional, and disciplinary boundaries.