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Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change

07 December 2021 at 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM / North East England / United Kingdom / Online

07 December 2021 at 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
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RTPI North East brings this webinar to you as part of the RTPI Online event series. 

This webinar will highlight nature-based solutions in climate change adaptation and mitigation exploring how these can provide multiple 'stacked' benefits that are cost-effective and multi-functional. Delegates will learn about the ecosystem services role of nature, alongside intrinsic values and responding to addressing ecological collapse.

This webinar is chaired by Tim Crawshaw, International Planning and Development Consultant -Crawshaw Urban Design (Vice President - Royal Town Planning Institute) and we will hear from the following speakers.

Dr Mark Goddard, VC Fellow – Department: Geography and Environmental Services – Northumbria University
Carbon Capture Gardens
Although the reduction of CO2 emissions is central to efforts to tackle the effects of climate change, we must also embrace nature-based solutions for sequestering existing atmospheric CO2. Recent studies have shown that urban brownfield soils have a huge capacity to sequester CO2 inorganically in the form of calcium carbonate (calcite, CaCO3) whereby calcium compounds derived from construction wastes such as concrete, plaster and mortar combine with CO2 to form calcite. This ‘carbonation’ process is very rapid: urban soils can sequester up to 85 tonnes of atmospheric CO2 ha-1 yr-1, which compares very favourably with organic soil carbon storage. In this talk, Mark will introduce the concept of ‘Carbon Capture Gardens’, defined as intentionally engineered and managed urban green spaces that optimise carbon capture whilst simultaneously providing a range of other ecosystem services. Mark will explore the opportunities and challenges for embedding Carbon Capture Gardens in new urban developments, drawing upon a pilot project created in Newcastle in 2017.

Ben Lamb, Trust Manager – Tees Rivers Trust
Inter and sub tidal habitat creation in a post-industrial estuary

Rachel Murtagh, Nature Partnership Manager – Tees Valley Nature Partnership
Natural Capital Accounting & Net Zero Carbon Case Study
Tees Valley Nature Partnership has been working with Tees Valley Combined Authority and Natural England on a natural capital approach for Tees Valley.
Following on from our LEED (local Environmental and Economic Development Toolkit) workshop Natural England selected Tees Valley as a national pilot for a Local Natural Capital Accounting Project which included a case study for natural capital accounting and net zero carbon. The project follows the innovative approach to natural capital accounting developed by Natural England from the national natural capital indicators and natural capital atlases developed for our National Nature Reserves (NNRs).
Rachel will explore how natural capital accounting can support nature based solutions to climate change and how this approach will form a key part of the evidence base used when creating the Local Nature Recovery Strategy.

Book your place below.  Joining instructions will then be sent approximately two days prior to the event.

If you experience any problems when booking, please contact Kim Walker Regional Coordinator for assistance