Current Session:

Schedule (subject to change):

10:00 am EDT

Session 1

Welcome

Carter Roberts, President & CEO, WWF

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Opening Address

Potential and promise of Nature-based Solutions

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, CEO, Global Environment Facility

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Distinct and complementary:

Nature-based Solutions for mitigation and adaptation

Prof. Christopher Field, Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Break

11:05 am EDT

Session 2

Trees as Nature-based Solutions: This session will feature 3 scientists discussing various strategies commonly associated with Nature-based Solutions for mitigation of climate change: tree planting, restoration and reforestation, and agroforestry.

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Introduction

Fran Price, Global Forest Practice Leader, WWF-International

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Risks to forests' climate mitigation potential

Prof. William Anderegg, Professor of Biology, University of Utah

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Improving outcomes of tree growing campaigns

Prof. Karen Holl, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

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Agroforestry as part of Nature-based Solutions:

Exploring evidence and knowledge gaps

Dr. Susan Chomba, Project Manager, World Agroforestry

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Discussion

Moderated by Dr. Ann Bartuska, Senior Advisor, Resources for the Future

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Break

1:30 PM EDT

Session 3

Coastal Protection Through Nature-based Solutions: This session will feature 3 scientists discussing the potential for Nature-based Solutions to offer coastal protection from storms, flooding, and other threats.

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Introduction

Shaun Martin, Vice President, Ecological and Social Resilience and Acting Goal Lead, Climate and Energy, World Wildlife Fund

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Nature-based Solutions:

Pathways to reducing coastal vulnerability to climate change

Prof. Nathalie Seddon, Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford

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Coral reefs and the SDGs—

A wealth of Nature-based Solutions

Dr. David Obura, Founding Director, CORDIO East Africa

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From science to implementation

Nature-based Solutions for managing coastal erosion and flooding

Dr. Bregje van Wesenbeeck, Senior Researcher, Deltares

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Discussion

Moderated by Prof. Denise Reed, Professor Gratis, University of New Orleans

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Break

3:05 pm EDT

Session 4

Science to Action: This session will feature a discussion that focuses on how to move forward on Nature-based solutions given all that is known and unknown about the potential and limitations of various strategies.

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Introduction

Rebecca Shaw, Chief Scientist, WWF

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Stewart Maginnis, Global Director for the Nature-based Solutions Group, IUCN

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Eva Gurria, NBS Coordinator, Global Programme on Nature for Development, UNDP

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Steve Rothert, Chief of the Division of Multiple Benefit Initiatives, California Department of Water Resources

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Jennifer Rubis, Indigenous Peoples Specialist, Green Climate Fund

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Moderated by Vanessa Pérez-Cirera, Deputy Practice Leader & Innovation Lead, Climate & Energy, WWF International

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Closing

Nik Sekhran, Chief Conservation Officer, World Wildlife Fund

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