Advancing Nature-based Solutions: Panel and Breakout Sessions Outcomes Report

This report highlights the opportunities and challenges of advancing Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in Canada.

On February 18th, 2020, ACT, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) co-hosted a panel session entitled “Advancing Nature-based Solutions” at SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver.

The session assembled a diversity of voices to provide input on the opportunities and challenges for accelerating the uptake of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) across Canada. Over 80 participants attended, from all levels of government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector, academic researchers, and community groups.

The session was hosted by ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford. A panel discussion was chaired by Michelle Brownlee, Director General of the Strategic Policy Branch at ECCC, followed by breakout group discussions addressing the interaction of NbS with biodiversity, local government, private sector, youth engagement, and public health.

This report highlights the key findings from the session.

Advancing Nature-based Solutions: Panel and Breakout Sessions Outcomes Report

June 2020

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