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Advancing Natural Infrastructure

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The International Institute for Sustainable Development, ALUS Canada, the Government of Manitoba and other partners is hosting a one-day event to advance the conversation and implementation of natural infrastructure on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at the University of Winnipeg.

This event has now passed. You can read a summary of the key discussions and insights from the forum here and you can see photos from the event here. You can access the agenda and the presentations below under 'Event Materials.'

How can natural infrastructure build more resilient cities, towns and landscapes amid increasing climate uncertainty?

Why is natural infrastructure an effective and efficient use of financial resources?

What are some financial and implementation opportunities to accelerate natural infrastructure in Canada?

This full-day event will bring together experts from across Canada to discuss best practices, programming and insights for enabling natural infrastructure to build reslience in the face of climate change.

The morning sessions will explore why Canada should focus more time and resources on advancing natural infrastructure, and in the afternoon we will explore practical steps make it happen.

Speakers include the Manitoba Minister of Sustainable Development, Insurance Bureau of Canada, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, ALUS Canada, IISD as well as from The Nature Conservancy, FCM, Infrastructure Canada and private banks.

This event is by invite only.

Event details

  • November 14, 2018

  • University of Winnipeg

  • 515 Portage Avenue