AIPH, in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, presents the City of London Green City Briefings – a series of 8 webinars that present compelling evidence and examples of the power of ‘living green’ in delivering multiple solutions to city challenges.
Cities are gaining recognition as identifiable ecosystems, and play an increasingly important role in global conservation. This briefing considers local action to enhance biodiversity, links with city-wide ecological corridors, and interactions with the wider landscape that direct city planning and growth.
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Dr Mike Maunder, Executive Director, Cambridge Conservation Initiative
Dr. Maunder is a leading expert in the fields of plant conservation and biodiversity. He is currently the Executive Director of Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Dr. Maunder is devoted to facilitating the development of the conservation field and has made great contributions to research and education, as well as has developed and fostered many multi-disciplinary and cross-border collaborations. Over the past 30 years, he has worked across the globe in numerous academic and conservation organizations. He has served as the Director of Conservation at National Tropical Botanical Garden, Executive Director at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Associate Dean for Research Engagement at Florida International University and Executive Director and Director of Life Sciences at Eden Project. He has also held several board memberships, including Chair of Strategic Advisory Board for Bridge Colombia, Vice-chair of Fauna and Flora International Council of Trustees and Senior Editor for Oryx.
Marina Ruta, Lead of the BiodiverCities by 2030 Initiative by the World Economic Forum
13:00 – Welcome
13:05 – Role of cities worldwide in conservation – Dr Mike Maunder
13:25 – Presentation by Marina Ruta, BiodiverCities, WE Forum
13:45 – Q&A
14:00 – Session close
Session 7: Air Quality in Cities: the realistic and real benefits of plants – 9th November
Local improvements in air quality delivered by urban greening as climate change adaptation measures run alongside climate change mitigation strategies to reduce air pollution from emissions. This briefing focusses on providing clarity on what can be expected from living green within a multi-faceted approach to managing air pollution in cities. Find out more.
Session 8: London Report on Climate Action – 7th December