SS-76 Towards a Green Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean
Topic: 6. Water and sustainable growth Date: 2017-05-31 Time from: 09:00:00 Time to: 10:30:00 Room: Cozumel 5
Green infrastructure is an approach to water management that protects, restores and mimics the natural water cycle. It entails restoring wetlands or other nature-based solutions, rather than building costly new grey infrastructure. Green solutions give communities the ability to handle increased floods and droughts that come with global warming, as well as create jobs and supports supply chains and the jobs connected to them. In LAC, many forward-looking cities are already embracing this green infrastructure approach, including Santiago, Lima and Medellin. This seminar will discuss leading cases and opportunities for green infrastructure in LAC.