Nature Based Solutions
Maria Carmen Garcia Mateo is a Senior Sustainability Strategist Adviser R&I, Senior Architect and Planner. Currently, she is a partner and PI in the Horizon 2020, GOGREEN ROUTES project; Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities and a member of the extended Core Team of the COST Action 17133. Implementing nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city. Research activities focus on topics related to Nature-Based Solutions, Environment, Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, Climate action, Circular Economy and Energy Efficiency. Specifically, research interests rely on NBS for sustainable urbanisation and urban regeneration to enhance human well-being and health in cities and urban-rural interactions regarding holistic sustainable planning, design, policy governance. NBS novel approach methods for trans-disciplinary processes, multilevel co-creation, co-design and co-implementation in strategic governance policy domain to tackle societal challenges. Maria Carmen Garcia Mateo has been managing R&I project proposals for cities and regions in the H2020 European Framework Funding Program. At present, she is a member of the European Commission on Nature-Based Solutions Task Force 6 and Task Force 2 , with the aim to help mainstreaming nature-based solutions into the EU policy and strengthen the EU Green Deal and international policy agendas. She is an external reviewer of IPCC and IPBES. Recently, she has been invited by the European Commission to be an expert evaluator of Horizon Europe Missions.

Presenter of 1 Presentation

Moderated discussion (Moderators: Alexandra Popartan, Joana Castellar and Mari Carmen Garcia)

Session Type
Workshops /Meetings
Session Time
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Hall C

Lecture Time
08:00 PM - 08:25 PM