NetworkNature EU Green Week Partner Event - Joining forces for health and nature recovery

Event posted by Nea Pakarinen
Monday, 31 May 2021 - 14:00 to 15:30 (Europe/Brussels) (Europe/Brussels)

14.00 – 15.30 CET: NetworkNature Green Week Partner Event - Joining forces for health and nature recovery 

Restoration of degraded environments offers beneficial impacts to alleviate stress, improve mental health, to mitigate pollution and provide spaces for contemplation, socialization and physical activity. Speakers for this session will provide their perspectives on the value of nature and restoration of degraded environments in offering beneficial impacts for health and well-being, to improve mental health, to mitigate pollution and climate change, provide opportunities for socio-economic recovery, and how the Nature-based Solutions Community in Europe can contribute to these efforts.


Welcome and introduction including showcasing latest results and upcoming publications


Nature-based Solutions for health and well-being



Moderated panel discussion on the importance of nature for health and well-being in light of the pandemic and the recovery plans


Celine Charveriat, Institute for European Environmental Policy


Clearing House project, Liisa Tyrvainen, Research Professor, Natural Resources Institute, Finland

GoGreenRoutes project, Tadgh Macintyre, Assistant Professor of Environmental Psychology

Shirley Gleeson, Director & Founder

Ecowellness Consulting

Nádúr Centre for Integrative Forest Therapy

Ben Caspar, European Commission, DG Environment

Sabine Pinedo, vasculair physician (TBC)

Matthias Braubach, Technical Officer of Urban Health Equity at the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (TBC)


Live polls – reflections on the session and final remarks


This session will be moderated by Chantal van Ham, European Programme Manager Nature-based Solutions, IUCN European Regional Office