Webinar

Engaging the Private Sector on Nature-Based Solutions

This webinar examines best practices and examples of city-business collaboration on NBS to understand the benefits, challenges and opportunities created from private sector engagement in Freetown’s tree-planting campaign.

date & time
27 Oct 2021, 1:00PM GMT
hosted by
C40 Cities

Bringing nature back to cities is critical for reducing emissions, cooling temperatures, preventing flooding and landslides as well as improving the health and wellbeing of urban citizens. But funding nature-based solutions (NBS) can be a tricky task for cities. By collaborating with businesses, cities can unlock both expertise and finance to support the implementation of nature-based solutions while simultaneously helping businesses to achieve their corporate responsibility targets.

Join us as we kick off the UrbanShift webinar series with a conversation between experts from C40 Cities and Freetown, Sierra Leone, on engaging businesses to implement nature-based solutions in urban environments. We'll discuss best practices and examples of city-business collaboration on NBS and learn about the benefits, challenges and opportunities created from private sector engagement in Freetown’s tree-planting campaign.


Speakers​​​​​:

  • Emily White, Project Officer, City Business Climate Alliance, C40 Cities
  • Diego Riano, Head of UrbanShift, C40 Cities
  • Rebecca Ilunga, Network Manager, Water Security, C40 Cities
  • Eric Hubbard, Technical Advisor, Freetown City Council

The webinar is offered in English and French. Please contact Viola Follini for more information and follow UrbanShift on Twitter.