On March 3, 2021 Isabel Sánchez Íñiguez de la Torre, from the Valladolid City Council, participated to a seminar on “Nature-based solutions as a tool against climate change” to share the experience gained by Valladolid with the implementation of NBS in the URBAN GreenUP project and to liase with other cities that are interested in replicating the solutions. The article resulting from her intervention, named “An urban renaturation experience: the URBAN GreenUP project in Valladolid” has been included in the event proceedings. You can download the book with the article for free from this link (only in Spanish).
The article gives an overview of the URBAN GreenUP objectives and of the different solutions that have been already implemented in Valladolid.
In the article conclusions, Isabel Sánchez Íñiguez de la Torre remarked that the renaturation of urban areas is necessary to increase the quality of life of their inhabitants, as well as to reduce the impact of climate change and protect the environment.
The development of simple methodologies, as proposed by URBAN GreenUP, is particularly relevant. As many urban plans do not clearly envisage the use of Nature-Based Solutions as key elements in their design, municipalities may draw on real experiences and adapt solutions according to the different circumstances.
This seminar belonged to the series of Climate Action Workshops, which aimed to promote discussion forums to stimulate local action on climate change and promote a major transition towards sustainability.
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