Pollinators like bees are the health check of our ecosystem. As such, their decline in recent years is alarming for numerous reasons. Pollinators are an important component of biodiversity and essential for the survival of 84% of our crop species. To halt their decline it is therefore of great importance that, in highly urbanised Europe, cities implement pollinator friendly measures.
In this webinar, we will discover what Brussels (BE) and Utrecht (NL) are doing to support pollinators in returning and thriving in cities. In particular, we will look at the importance of welcoming wild bees back into our towns. The webinar will address the challenges in choosing the right plants and nesting materials for these pollinators, as well as the importance of well-functional ecological infrastructure in cities, for healthy ecosystems and the well-being of urban dwellers.
This webinar is part of the LIFE UrbanGreeningPlans project. In the new EU Biodiversity Strategy, European cities encompassing over 20.000 inhabitants are called upon to create Urban Greening Plans. These plans are designed to bring nature back into cities, support biodiversity and mitigate climate change. This LIFE preparatory project aims to address the problems cities face in the creation of these plans.