Panel Kleinman Center Event

The Case for Nature-Based Solutions

Speakers

Nathalie Seddon
Professor, Biodiversity, University of Oxford
Mónica Altamirano
Specialist in Public-Private Partnerships and Adaptation Finance, Deltares
Carolyn Kousky
Executive Director, Wharton Risk Center

Moderator

Matthijs Bouw
Associate Professor of Practice, Landscape Architecture, Weitzman School of Design

Virtual event

Our panel of experts explores the implementation of nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change and help achieve climate neutrality goals.

Event Summary

Nature offers effective solutions to mitigate climate change and help achieve climate neutrality goals. Our panel of experts explores the implementation of these solutions—with a focus on England, the Netherlands, and the United States. Join us for a discussion about funding, policy considerations, socioeconomic and environmental impacts, as well as challenges for implementation.

speaker

Nathalie Seddon

Professor, University of Oxford
Nathalie Seddon is a professor of biodiversity at the University of Oxford and founding director of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative. Seddon is a 2020-2021 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.
speaker

Mónica Altamirano

Specialist in Public-Private Partnerships and Adaptation Finance, Deltares
Mónica Altamirano is a specialist in public-private partnerships and adaptation finance at Deltares. She is a systems engineer and policy analyst with a strong background in economics with 15 years of experience in four continents and three sectors; education, transport and water.
speaker

Carolyn Kousky

Executive Director, Wharton Risk Center
Carolyn Kousky is the executive director of the Wharton Risk Center and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the Policy Incubator.
moderator

Matthijs Bouw

Associate Professor of Practice, Weitzman School of Design
Matthijs Bouw is an associate professor of practice in the Landscape Architecture department of the Weitzman School of Design. He is the Rockefeller Urban Resilience Fellow for the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.