Race to Zero: Role of nature based solutions (Philippines)

Uniting Asia to combat climate change
As the sustainability consultant for COP26, Arup, in partnership with leading organisations and think tanks, is organising the Race to Zero webinar series building up to the global summit. Bringing together experts from various fields in China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam together looking at the global issue in local perspective and coming up with united actions to achieve our common goal.

1. Opening remarks
Raul Manlapig, Director and Manila office leader, Arup

2. Nature-based solutions and their role in mitigation and adaptation to climate change
Dr Rodel Lasco, Executive Director, Oscar M. Lopez Center

3. Unlocking the barriers to nature-based solutions to "Unlocking financing for NbS through net zero"
Dr James Smith, Manager of Natural Climate Solutions, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

4. Application and deployment of nature-based solutions in the Philippines: Case of New Clark City
Joy Amor Bailey, Urban Climate Change Resilience Specialist, Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund

5. Role of nature-based solutions in hazard mitigation/disaster recovery
Mark Wallace, Director of Infrastructure, Arup

Moderator: Geanella Belino, Scientist, Arup

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